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FDA Authorizes Updated COVID-19 Boosters

  On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized two freshly revised COVID-19 boosters: one created by Moderna and one by Pfizer and German biotechnology company BioNTech. The original SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus variant, which was the target of the first...

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla Says a Fourth Booster Shot is “Necessary”

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on Sunday that it will be necessary to receive an additional fourth booster shot against Covid-19. During an interview on CBS he said that "It is necessary, a fourth booster right now...The protection that you...

Eyedrops That Could Replace Reading Glasses Now Available

VUITY eyedrops, an innovative new once-daily eye drop treatment that gives users sharp close-range vision for up to six hours, are now available through prescription at pharmacies across the country. The eyedrops, which became available on December 9, treat presbyopia,...

Merck Finds Covid Pill is Less Effective Than Previously Estimated

German pharmaceutical company Merck said on Friday that its anti-Covid pill was found to be 20% less effective in a final analysis of a clinical trial. The drug, called molnupiravir, was initially estimated to cut the risk of hospitalization and...

CDC Approves Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine for Children, Rollout Begins

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved Pfizer/BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use in children 5 to 11 on Tuesday, the final step needed to begin the vaccine rollout for eligible kids. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky announced that the...

FDA Authorizes Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine for Children 5 to 11

The Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer/BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use in children 5 to 11 on Friday. The approval comes after the FDA's vaccine advisory panel recommended that they authorize the vaccine for children earlier this week. 28...

FDA Vaccine Advisers Recommend Pfizer’s Vaccine for Children 5 to 11

The FDA's panel of vaccine advisers recommended emergency use authorization of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old on Tuesday. The FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee's recommendation comes after a vote was held on...

Pfizer Asks FDA for Vaccine Approval for 5-11 Year Old Children

The Pfizer corporation said on Thursday that they are now asking the US Food and Drug Administration to issue an emergency use authorization of their Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11. The move comes after a months-long surge...

FDA Rejects Pfizer’s Booster Shot Request

A Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory panel voted against giving Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine booster shot to the majority of the population. The FDA decided that booster shots would only be necessary for those over the age of 65 as...

Pfizer, Moderna Release Data Supporting Booster Shot

Late on Wednesday, the pharmaceutical firm Moderna released new data regarding breakthrough cases of the coronavirus that it says supports the need for a third booster shot of its coronavirus vaccine. Earlier the Pfizer Corporation had announced that evidence from Israel...