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 […]

FDA to Allow Americans Mixing COVID-19 Vaccine as Boosters [Update]

FDA to Allow Americans Mixing COVID-19 Vaccine as Boosters [Update]

The FDA plans to allow Americans to receive a different COVID-19 vaccine booster from the initial dose received. This move could lessen the appeal of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine and offer flexibility to vaccinators and doctors. While using the same vaccine shot as a booster is preferable, vaccine providers can use their discretion to offer […]