Pfizer’s Novel COVID-19 Oral Antiviral Treatment Candidate Reduced Risk Of Hospitalization Or Death By 89%

Pfizer’s Novel COVID-19 Oral Antiviral Treatment Candidate Reduced Risk Of Hospitalization Or Death By 89%

New York, NY… Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced its investigational novel COVID-19 oral antiviral candidate,PAXLOVID™, significantly reduced hospitalization and death, based on an interim analysis of the Phase 2/3 EPIC-HR (Evaluation of Protease Inhibition for COVID-19 in High-Risk Patients) randomized, double-blind study of non-hospitalized adult patients with COVID-19, who are at high risk of progressing to severe illness. The […]

CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11 Years

CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11 Years

Atlanta, GA…CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. CDC now expands vaccine recommendations to about 28 million children in the United States in this age group and allows providers […]

Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup Finds Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine is Safe and Effective for 5- to 11-Year-Olds

Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup Finds Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine is Safe and Effective for 5- to 11-Year-Olds

Sacramento, CA…The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup last night completed its review of the federal process and has unanimously concluded that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is safe and effective for youth 5 to 11 years of age. The Workgroup provided its confirmation to the Governors of California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington this morning. On Friday, […]

FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use in Children 5 through 11 Years of Age

FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use in Children 5 through 11 Years of Age

Silver Spring, MD….Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 to include children 5 through 11 years of age. The authorization was based on the FDA’s thorough and transparent evaluation of the data that included input from independent advisory committee experts who […]

Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup Recommends Moderna, Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Booster Shots, Approves Mix-and-Match Booster Shots

Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup Recommends Moderna, Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Booster Shots, Approves Mix-and-Match Booster Shots

Carson City, NV…Booster recommended for Moderna recipients who are 65 and older, and 18+ recipients who are residing in long-term care facilities, have underlying medical conditions, are at increased risk of social inequities, or who live or work in high-risk settings. Booster recommended for all people 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson […]

If Authorized Molnupiravir Could be the First Oral Antiviral Medicine for COVID-19 as Merck Plans to Seek Emergency Use Authorization in the U.S. & Worldwide!

If Authorized Molnupiravir Could be the First Oral Antiviral Medicine for COVID-19 as Merck Plans to Seek Emergency Use Authorization in the U.S. & Worldwide!

Kenilworth, NJ…Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics today announced that molnupiravir (MK-4482, EIDD-2801), an investigational oral antiviral medicine, significantly reduced the risk of hospitalization or death at a planned interim analysis of the Phase 3 MOVe-OUT trial in at risk, non-hospitalized adult patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19. […]

Governor Newsom Signs Legislation Strengthening Access to Reproductive Health Care & Lifts up California Future of Abortion Council

Governor Newsom Signs Legislation Strengthening Access to Reproductive Health Care & Lifts up California Future of Abortion Council

Sacramento, CA…In the face of unprecedented attacks on women’s health care and reproductive rights throughout the country, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the Administration’s participation in a new advisory group, the California Future of Abortion Council, to advance the state’s leadership on reproductive freedom and signed legislation furthering the state’s commitment to ensuring access to essential reproductive […]

Governor Sisolak Signs Emergency Regulation Related to COVID-19 Vaccine

Governor Sisolak Signs Emergency Regulation Related to COVID-19 Vaccine

Carson City, NV…Following a 4-0 vote from the Nevada State Board of Health (BOH), Governor Steve Sisolak signed emergency regulations that require State of Nevada employees who work with vulnerable populations in state-operated, licensed health care settings or state-operated detention facilities to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required by November […]

President Biden on the COVID-⁠19 Response and the Vaccination Program

President Biden on the COVID-⁠19 Response and the Vaccination Program

Washington, DC…Good afternoon. Today, we have hit another milestone — a key milestone — in our nation’s fight against COVID. The Food and Drug Administration, the FDA, announced that it’s fully concluded its — its now thorough and independent scientific review. After a strict process, the FDA has reaffirmed its findings that the Pfizer COVID-19 […]

FDA and Mexican Counterparts Report Progress and Next Steps for Food Safety Partnership

FDA and Mexican Counterparts Report Progress and Next Steps for Food Safety Partnership

Silver Springs, MD…As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of food imported from Mexico and advance protections for consumers in both countries, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its regulatory counterparts in Mexico – the Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary RisksExternal Link Disclaimer (Cofepris) and the National Service of Agro-Alimentary Health, Safety […]

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