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US officials say Merck Covid pill effective but questions remain over pregnancy

FDA scientists consider possible toxicity and birth defects before public meeting next week US federal health regulators say an experimental Covid-19 pill from Merck is effective but will seek input from outside experts on risks of birth defects and other problems during pregnancy. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted its analysis of the pill before a public meeting next week where academic and other experts will weigh in.

theguardian.com ,  12 hours ago 0
US officials say Merck Covid pill effective but questions remain over pregnancy

Procter & Gamble recalls some Old Spice and Secret deodorants after cancer-causing chemical is detected

Procter & Gamble Co. issued a recall for more than a dozen Old Spice and Secret-branded aerosol deodorants and sprays, warning that the products could contain benzene, a cancer-causing agent. The recall notice, published earlier this week, noted that the affected products likely will not expose people to levels of benzene high enough to cause health issues.

msn.com ,  11 hours ago 0
Procter & Gamble recalls some Old Spice and Secret deodorants after cancer-causing chemical is detected

FDA: Merck COVID pill effective, experts will review safety

U.S. health officials say Merck's experimental COVID-19 pill is effective but they raised questions about its safety during pregnancy Federal health regulators say an experimental COVID-19 pill from Merck is effective against the virus, but they will seek input from outside experts on risks of birth defects and other potential problems in pregnant women.

independent.co.uk ,  15 hours ago 3
FDA: Merck COVID pill effective, experts will review safety

US health panel says Merck pill can prevent grave Covid infections | AFP

Washington (AFP) - An anti-Covid pill developed by Merck has proved effective in treating the disease, the US Food and Drug Administration said Friday in a much-awaited preliminary report. But the report, from an FDA advisory panel, cautioned that pregnant women should not use the drug, known as molnupiravir, saying the potential benefits do not outweigh the risks for those patients.

nordot.app ,  16 hours ago 0
US health panel says Merck pill can prevent grave Covid infections | AFP

Psychedelics can change humanity for the better. It’s time to unlock their power

Studies of MDMA, ketamine, psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelics have shown tremendous potential for therapeutic applications I study psychedelics. The organization I work for – the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) – has been researching MDMA since 1992, seven years after the substance was prohibited.

theguardian.com ,  18 hours ago 4
Psychedelics can change humanity for the better. It’s time to unlock their power

France set to approve COVID-19 booster shots for all adults

France is set to authorize booster shots for all adults and impose strict masking rules as it struggles to contain a fifth wave of COVID-19 infections, Reuters cited French media as reporting on Wednesday. France is currently offering boosters only to health workers, people over 65 and to those with chronic conditions.

msn.com ,  2 days ago 0
France set to approve COVID-19 booster shots for all adults

Several infected after convention touting ivermectin; some hospitals overwhelmed ahead of Thanksgiving holiday: Latest COVID-19 updates

Several people who attended a conference in Florida earlier this month where ivermectin was promoted as treatment against COVID-19 have since contracted the virus. Dr. John Littell, the Ocala-based physician who organized the Florida Summit on COVID at an equestrian center Nov. 6, said one physician got sick and that a "handful of others" had mild cases.

msn.com ,  2 days ago 0
Several infected after convention touting ivermectin; some hospitals overwhelmed ahead of Thanksgiving holiday: Latest COVID-19 updates

If You Bought Any of These 4 Drinks at Walmart, Throw Them Out, FDA Warns

If You Bought Any of These 4 Drinks at Walmart, Throw Them Out, FDA Warns Walmart is recalling Country Time Lemonade, Tang, Arizona Tea Powdered Tea, and Kool-Aid. The recalled drinks could contain small pieces of metal or glass. The latest notice is an expansion of a previous recall notice affecting the drinks sold at Costco.

msn.com ,  2 days ago 1
If You Bought Any of These 4 Drinks at Walmart, Throw Them Out, FDA Warns

Missed paperwork deadline delaying Biden nomination for FDA: report

A plan to expedite Robert Califf's nomination as commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reportedly been delayed because the Biden administration did not submit the necessary paperwork to Congress by a deadline. Citing three people with knowledge of the matter, Politico reported on Wednesday that a confirmation hearing for Califf will likely be held up until at least mid-December.

msn.com ,  2 days ago 0
Missed paperwork deadline delaying Biden nomination for FDA: report

Alzheimer's disease: Concerns over new drug after brain swelling found in 41% of patients

REPORTS of brain swelling have thrown the safety of Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm into question after the concerning side effect was observed in 41 percent of patients taking the recommended dose. The new findings are being investigated by the FDA. The controversial drug has been the cause of several adverse events, the latest of which occurred in late September, according to the FDA.

express.co.uk ,  2 days ago 29
Alzheimer's disease: Concerns over new drug after brain swelling found in 41% of patients

If You Bought This Seasoning, Throw It Out Now, FDA Warns

If You Bought This Seasoning, Throw It Out Now, FDA Warns "" A popular barbecue seasoning is being recalled. "" The seasoning is being recalled due to potential contamination. "" Sesame allergies can be deadly.

msn.com ,  3 days ago 2
If You Bought This Seasoning, Throw It Out Now, FDA Warns

Primary school kids to be given Covid vaccine but not until next year as Taoiseach provides update

It is unlikely that the five to 11 age group will receive their vaccines before Christmas. Ireland will start giving Covid jabs to primary school children if European Regulators approves it, the Taoiseach has said. However, Micheal Martin has acknowledged it is unlikely that the five to 11 age group will receive their vaccines before Christmas.

irishmirror.ie ,  4 days ago 0
Primary school kids to be given Covid vaccine but not until next year as Taoiseach provides update

Vaccine firms’ shares surge after Europe battered by rising Covid cases

Pharmaceutical companies behind coronavirus vaccines saw shares lift on Monday, against a backdrop of rising infections in Europe. Moderna and Novavax shares were both up 8 per cent after countries on the continent have cracked down on soaring infections in recent days. BioNTech saw a jump of 10 per cent while Pfizer marked a 1 per cent rise, after the duo declared their vaccine was effective in teenagers aged 12 to 15 years, with no major safety concerns.

cityam.com ,  4 days ago 4
Vaccine firms’ shares surge after Europe battered by rising Covid cases

House panel probing Covid response seeks to question former FDA chief

A congressional committee investigating the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic is calling former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn to appear for questioning. In a letter released by the committee Monday, the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis requested Hahn, who served as a member of President Donald Trump’s White House Covid-19 task force, to agree to a transcribed interview and produce relevant documents to its investigation.

msn.com ,  4 days ago 0
House panel probing Covid response seeks to question former FDA chief

5 Trader Joe's meals contain concerning levels of lead, from spinach salad to pesto tortellini, lawsuit alleges

5 Trader Joe's products may contain lead exceeding the FDA's recommended maximum. A lawsuit alleged that lab tests found more than 25 micrograms of lead in a single serving of Super Spinach Salad. The grocery chain's Palak Paneer and cauliflower rice had lower, but still concerning, lead levels.

msn.com ,  4 days ago 0
5 Trader Joe's meals contain concerning levels of lead, from spinach salad to pesto tortellini, lawsuit alleges

Onion recall expands again: Throw away these onions right now, FDA warns

The great onion recall of 2021 has expanded yet again. Two more produce brands have issued recalls of whole onions due to ongoing salmonella concerns, according to two notices from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The companies, Potandon Produce and Alsum Farms Produce Inc., issued recalls last week.

nordot.app ,  4 days ago 0
Onion recall expands again: Throw away these onions right now, FDA warns

Your blood could contain missing data about COVID-19. The government won't let us access it

Every day, we’re losing opportunities to learn more about COVID-19. As people experience breakthrough infections and reinfections, we aren’t checking against antibody levels. That’s a mistake. Serology tests, which measure antibody levels triggered by infection or vaccination, are only available in Canada for specific reasons.

thespec.com ,  4 days ago 0
Your blood could contain missing data about COVID-19. The government won't let us access it

COVID-19 booster shots and breakthrough infections: Your questions answered

Any adult who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago is eligible for a booster, as is any adult who received the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago The Food and Drug Administration authorized the booster shots Friday for anyone who wants one, loosening restrictions imposed this fall.

msn.com ,  4 days ago 0
COVID-19 booster shots and breakthrough infections: Your questions answered