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Pune commended for performing well in FSSAI’s ‘Eat Right Initiative'

June 13, 2022 9:53 am

The FSSAI initiative “Eat Right Campus” also aims at promoting safe, healthy, and sustainable food on campuses such as schools, universities, colleges, workplaces and hospitals across the country.

US FDA staff says Moderna Covid vaccine effective and safe for children

June 11, 2022 5:29 pm

The FDA staff also said the vaccine generally had a similar side effect profile in children as seen in adults, although younger children had fevers more frequently

FDA authorizes a type of underwear to protect against infection during oral sex

May 17, 2022 12:31 pm

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the panties to be considered protection against infections that can be transmitted from the vagina or anus during oral sex. It is a first for underwear

FDA authorizes 1st breath test for Covid-19 infection

April 15, 2022 8:29 am

The FDA said the device was 91.2% accurate at identifying positive test samples and 99.3% accurate at identifying negative test samples.

Stop online sale of Covid self-testing kits: Chemists’ association

January 21, 2022 9:26 am

In a letter to FDA, Anil Navandar, secretary of the Association, said that it was unfair that these rules were only applicable for offline retail chemists.

Pune: FDA asks chemists to maintain record of people buying home antigen test kits

January 13, 2022 5:45 pm

In the last 20 days, at least three lakh home antigen tests kits have been sold in Pune district, according to the association.

FDA expands Pfizer COVID booster, opens extra dose to age 16

December 09, 2021 10:24 pm

The Pfizer vaccine is the only option in the US for anyone younger than 18, either for initial vaccination or for use as a booster.

FDA promises quick review of Pfizer booster for all adults, CDC meets Friday

November 17, 2021 8:46 am

Earlier this month, Pfizer had requested the FDA to authorize booster doses of the vaccine in all adults, presenting recent data showing the shot would help prevent disease across ages.

FDA OKs mixing Covid-19 vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters

October 21, 2021 8:29 am

For J&J's single-shot vaccine, the FDA said all US recipients should get a second dose at least two months following their initial vaccination.

FDA panel endorses lower-dose Moderna COVID shot for booster

October 15, 2021 10:26 am

Many people who got their initial Pfizer shots at least six months ago are already getting a booster after the FDA authorised their use last month.


Implant files: How medical devices that are recalled in the US are still in use in India

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

The Indian Express-ICIJ investigation finds that at least 57 medical devices, many used in critical care, were being sold in India when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clamped down on them for a range of faults over the last two years.