CDC Advisers Recommend Pfizer and Moderna Over J&J Vaccines

CDC Advisers Recommend Pfizer and Moderna Over J&J Vaccines

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advisory panel have recommended that people should not get the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine if the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech shots are available. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices announced its recommendations after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the J&J vaccine has been linked to a […]

FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Genetic Mutation Causing Dwarfism

FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Genetic Mutation Causing Dwarfism

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Voxzogo, also known by the generic name vosoritide, as the first injectable drug to treat dwarfism (achondroplasia). The agency approved the drug for use in children ages five and up. Theresa Kehoe, director of FDA’s Division of General Endocrinology, said that the approval fulfills an unmet medical need for […]

Children Ages 5-11 Eligible for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccinations [Update]

Children Ages 5-11 Eligible for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccinations [Update]

Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine received emergency use authorization (EAU) use in children ages 5 through 11. This move comes weeks after Pfizer submitted its application for EAU consideration. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) assures parents and guardians this move is based on the agency’s thorough and transparent evaluation of data that included input from the independent […]

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