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FDA clears new robotically-assisted surgical device for transvaginal hysterectomy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized marketing of the Hominis Surgical System, a new robotically-assisted surgical device (RASD) that can help facilitate transvaginal hysterectomy in certain patients.
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FDA grants emergency use authorization for QuickVue At-Home COVID-19 Test

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Quidel QuickVue At-Home COVID-19 Test, another antigen test where certain individuals can rapidly collect and test their sample at home, without needing to send a sample to a laboratory for analysis.
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Clue gets FDA clearance to launch a digital contraceptive

Clue, an early pioneer in the femtech category with a well-regarded period-tracking app that’s used by around 13 million people, is getting ready to launch a digital contraceptive which will offer users a statistical prediction of ovulation as a birth control tool. A US launch of Clue Birth Control is slated for “this year”. The team won’t be more specific on the date yet. Pricing will be “premium” — but they’re also keeping the exact cost under wraps for now. The Berlin-based company is today...
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FDA issues EUA for third COVID-19 vaccine

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the third vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
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The Latest: First US J&J vaccine doses shipping Sunday night

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Nearly 4 million doses of the newest COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped Sunday night, and will begin to be delivered to states for injections starting on Tuesday. White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients announced that the entire stockpile of the newly approved single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will go out immediately. J&J will deliver about 16 million more doses by the end of March and 100 million total by the end of June. Though the new shot is easier...
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The Latest: US panel endorses 3rd vaccine option from J&J

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A U.S. advisory panel has endorsed the new one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson as a third option to bolster the national effort against the coronavirus pandemic. Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted overwhelmingly to recommend the vaccine for adults 18 years old and up. The ruling followed emergency clearance of the vaccine by U.S. regulators a day earlier. Members of the group emphasized that all three vaccines now av...
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The Latest: Utah cancels vaccine dates for thousands

By The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is canceling about 7,200 coronavirus vaccine appointments after an error in the state health department’s registration website allowed people without qualifying conditions to register for the shots. Department spokesman Tom Hudachko said in a statement that the error allowed residents who are not 65 or older or who don’t have an underlying medical condition to sign up. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Sunday those appointments are being canceled. Peopl...
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Fauci says he 'would have no hesitancy whatsoever' taking the newly authorized Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci on Saturday urged Americans to trust the FDA-approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The J&J vaccine got FDA authorization on Saturday and has an efficacy rate of 66% at preventing COVID-19. "If I would go to a place ...
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The Latest: Brazil’s capital returns to COVID-19 lockdown

By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s capital has entered a two-week lockdown, joining several states in adopting measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as intensive care beds begin to fill in some important cities. At least eight Brazilian states adopted curfews over the past week due to the rise in cases and deaths from COVID-19. Thursday was Brazil’s deadliest day since the beginning of the pandemic, with 1,541 deaths confirmed from the virus. So far 254,000 people have died ov...
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Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine: FDA approves single-shot jab

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine, made by Belgian firm Janssen, is the third jab authorised in the US.
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Johnson & Johnson’s Single-Dose COVID Vaccine Gets FDA Authorization

(CNN/CBS13) — The US Food and Drug Administration authorized Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine Saturday. It is the first single-dose COVID-19 vaccine available in the US, and is one that “checks nearly all the boxes.” With more than 28.4 million confirmed COVID cases in the United States and nearly 511,000 reported deaths since the start of the pandemic, and while the demand for vaccines still far exceeds supply, these vaccines can’t come soon enough. “A third safe and effective vaccine is...
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The US just authorized a 3rd coronavirus shot, adding a convenient, single-dose option to boost the rollout

Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is delivered as a single shot, while both Pfizer and Moderna's require two jabs. Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The FDA just authorized Johnson & Johnson's single-dose coronavirus vaccine. The decision comes after a panel of independent experts voted unanimously on Friday in favor of recommending the shot.  J&J has said it will be ship nearly 4 million doses immediately following a regulatory OK.  Visit the Business...
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FDA to finalize the issuance of emergency use authorization for vaccine distribution

Following today's positive advisory committee meeting outcome regarding the Janssen Biotech Inc. COVID-19 Vaccine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has informed the sponsor that it will rapidly work toward finalization and issuance of an emergency use authorization.
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FDA approves Nulibry to reduce risk of death caused by rare genetic, metabolic disorder

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Nulibry (fosdenopterin) for injection to reduce the risk of death due to Molybdenum Cofactor Deficiency Type A, a rare, genetic, metabolic disorder that typically presents in the first few days of life, causing intractable seizures, brain injury and death.
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FDA undertakes new action in its ongoing response effort to COVID-19 pandemic

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic:
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J&J's one-dose coronavirus vaccine just won a critical thumbs-up from an FDA panel, paving the way for US authorization

Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is delivered as a single shot, while both Pfizer and Moderna's require two jabs. Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A panel of independent experts voted unanimously Friday in favor of recommending Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine.  US regulators are expected to authorize the single-dose vaccine in the coming days.  J&J has said it will be able to ship nearly 4 million doses following a regulatory OK.  Visit the B...
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Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine authorized: Here's what makes it unique

The FDA and CDC recently authorized the distribution of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine.It will soon be the third vaccine available in the U.S., the other two being vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.The new vaccine has a lower efficacy rate, but clinical data suggest its highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death. A Food and Drug Administration committee is set to vote Friday (February 26) on recommending the approval of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine for...
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FDA permits marketing of new device to protect athletes from harmful effects of head impacts

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized marketing of a new device intended to be worn around the neck of athletes aged 13 years and older during sports activities to aid in the protection of the brain from the effects associated with repetitive sub-concussive head impacts.
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A panel of scientists and doctors is reviewing J&J's one-dose coronavirus vaccine today. Here's what to watch for and how to follow along.

Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is delivered as a single shot, while both Pfizer and Moderna's require two jabs. Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine will face a crucial review Friday from an expert panel convened by the FDA. The meeting, scheduled for 9:00 a.m. ET to 5:30 p.m. ET, is expected to ultimately put J&J's shot one step closer to a regulatory OK. The FDA is live-streaming the all-day meeting on...
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FDA allows flexible storage and transportation conditions for Pfizer-Biontech COVID-19 vaccine

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it is allowing undiluted frozen vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to be transported and stored at conventional temperatures commonly found in pharmaceutical freezers for a period of up to two weeks.
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The 5 best blood pressure monitors of 2021 with easy-to-use digital displays and accurate at-home readings

If you have high blood pressure, a home blood pressure monitor can track trends in your hypertension. Studies show taking a daily blood pressure reading helps you to control your hypertension over time.Our top pick, Omron Platinum Blood Pressure Monitor, can save 100 accurate readings for two people to be shared with your doc. This article was medically reviewed by Dr. Velimir Petkov, DPM, a podiatrist and board-certified wound specialist physician, practicing at Premier Podiatry. Table of Conte...
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FDA approval provides targeted treatment option for patients with rare DMD mutation

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted approval for Amondys 45 (casimersen) injection for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in patients who have a confirmed mutation of the DMD gene that is amenable to exon 45 skipping (Exons are pieces of DNA that provide information for making proteins in a person's genome).
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Johnson and Johnson vaccine: FDA finds the single-shot jab safe

US regulators say Johnson and Johnson's single-shot vaccine is safe, and could be approved in days.
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What’s next as COVID-19 vaccination drive comes under new management?

In Long Beach, port workers qualify for the front of the coronavirus vaccine line. Statewide, Gov. Gavin Newsom wants 10% of vaccines guaranteed for educators going forward. But some counties began vaccinating teachers a month ago. Some counties embrace the state’s conclusion that medical marijuana workers are health care workers and qualify for early shots; others do not. There’s a system operated by the state to make vaccine appointments, but myriad other appointment systems are used by counti...
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The more data we get, the more it seems vaccinated people aren't spreading the coronavirus

A man receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a health services center in Rehovot, Israel, on January 14, 2021. Xinhua/Gil Cohen Magen via Getty Images COVID-19 vaccines can help reduce coronavirus transmission, preliminary research shows. Multiple studies show vaccinated people have lower viral loads, which are linked to less spread. Research suggests vaccines also reduce asymptomatic infections.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Now that effective coronavirus vaccines are a...
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FDA releases new data on J&J's single-dose coronavirus vaccine showing it's safe and effective

Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is delivered as a single shot, while both Pfizer and Moderna's require two jabs. Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images US regulators just released detailed data on Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine. The single-dose vaccine will be reviewed on Friday by an expert panel that advises the FDA. If OK'd, J&J will ship nearly 4 million doses immediately, and plans to deliver 100 million doses by the end of June. Visit the B...
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FDA releases new data on J&J's single-dose coronavirus vaccine, says it is safe and effective

Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is delivered as a single shot, while both Pfizer and Moderna's require two jabs. Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images US regulators just released detailed data on Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine. The single-dose vaccine will be reviewed on Friday by an expert panel that advises the FDA. If OK'd, J&J will ship nearly 4 million doses immediately, and plans to deliver 100 million doses by the end of June. Visit the B...
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One simple chart shows how well J&J's single-dose coronavirus vaccine works, with protection starting after 2 weeks

Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is delivered as a single shot, while both Pfizer and Moderna's require two jabs. Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A third US-authorized coronavirus vaccine is closer than ever.  Johnson & Johnson's single-dose shot was safe and effective at preventing COVID-19, US regulators said. One chart from the FDA's review shows how well the vaccine works, with protection coming after two weeks. Visit the Business section of Ins...
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9 essentials for staying healthy while traveling, from a sterilizer wand to a muscle stimulator to improve circulation

Taking proper precautions while traveling is vital in helping prevent contracting a virus like COVID-19. Innovative tech like portable water filters or wand sterilizers can help make any trip a much safe experience.  Below, we've rounded up 9 essentials everyone should pack in their suitcase or carry-on for healthy travel. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Travel isn't what it used to be. Not only has the pandemic severely restricted what has become the world's favorite pastime, but it's also c...
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FDA-approved heart drug shows potential for treatment of SARS-CoV-2

A federally approved heart medication shows significant effectiveness in interfering with SARS-CoV-2 entry into the human cell host, according to a new study by a research team from Texas A&M University and The University of Texas Medical Branch.
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