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Moderna Working on Improving COVID-19 Vaccine

Moderna Working on Improving COVID-19 Vaccine

Moderna, currently one of three companies granted emergency use authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its COVID-19 vaccine, is continuing its efforts in improving the vaccine. Currently, the vaccine must be stored in cold temperatures;...

Parkinson’s Clinical Trial Approved by FDA

Parkinson’s Clinical Trial Approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval of Hope Biosciences Stem Cell Research Foundation's (HBSCRF) Phase II double blind placebo controlled Parkinson's clinical trial. The clinical trial will test the efficacy and safety of multiple...

FDA & CDC Lift Restrictions on J&J Vaccination

FDA & CDC Lift Restrictions on J&J Vaccination

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) lifted restrictions on the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccination for COVID-19 this past Friday (April 23) after the FDA's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)...

TGA Approves Global Sarcoma Therapy

TGA Approves Global Sarcoma Therapy

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved the use of Global Sarcoma Therapy called YONDELISÒ, marketed by Specialised Therapeutics, for Australian patients afflicted with "unresectable or metastatic liposarcoma or leiomyosarcoma who received a prior...

India Sets New World Record of COVID-19 Cases

India Sets New World Record of COVID-19 Cases

India recorded today the highest number of COVID-19 cases in a day today (4/22) at 314,835 infections, surpassing the previous record from the United States at 297,430. The exponential rise in cases have caused fear regarding hospital oxygen supply levels to treat...

New Oral Contraceptive Called NEXTSTELLIS Approved by FDA

New Oral Contraceptive Called NEXTSTELLIS Approved by FDA

NEXTSTELLIS, the first and only oral contraceptive pill containing E4, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). E4 is a naturally occurring estrogen that is now being produced from a plant source, and differs from other estrogens as a Native...

FDA Grants Second Approval for Gilead’s Trodelvy

FDA Grants Second Approval for Gilead’s Trodelvy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval for Trodelvy, a drug therapy for patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer (mUC), an aggressive disease with a survival rate of 5.5%. Previously, Trodelvy was granted...

FDA Approves of Revolutionary AI Device for Colonoscopy

FDA Approves of Revolutionary AI Device for Colonoscopy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced de novo clearance of GI Genius™, a revolutionary AI device for colonoscopy. The device is the first of its kind, and was developed by Cosmo Pharmaceuticals, with exclusive distribution rights to Medtronic....