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The Food and Drug Administration is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), cosmetics, animal foods & feed and veterinary products.

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Trump Says Unproven COVID-19 Drug Gives Him 'Additonal Level Of Safety' [Video]

Trump Says Unproven COVID-19 Drug Gives Him 'Additonal Level Of Safety'

President Donald Trump defended his use of hydroxychloroquine as a way to prevent getting COVID-19. During a visit to the U.S. Capitol, he said he feels it gives him “an additional level of..

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WHO warns against use of hydroxycholoroqine to treat Covid-19 [Video]

WHO warns against use of hydroxycholoroqine to treat Covid-19

A World Health Organisation official has warned against the use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19, following President Donald Trump's claim on May 19 that he was taking the..

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Trials show progress on COVID-19 immunity, vaccines [Video]

Trials show progress on COVID-19 immunity, vaccines

Two studies on monkeys published Wednesday offer some of the first scientific evidence that surviving COVID-19 may result in immunity from reinfection. In a separate published study Inovio..

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J&J to stop selling talc-based baby powder in U.S., Canada [Video]

J&J to stop selling talc-based baby powder in U.S., Canada

Johnson and Johnson on Tuesday said it would stop selling its talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in the United States and Canada as part of a broad reassesment of its consumer product portfolio..

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Trump defends hydroxychloroquine use as others caution against it [Video]

Trump defends hydroxychloroquine use as others caution against it

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his use of a prescription malaria drug to try to ward off the novel coronavirus despite medical warnings, saying it was up to individuals to make their..

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Trump defends his use of unproven coronavirus treatment [Video]

Trump defends his use of unproven coronavirus treatment

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his use of a prescription malaria drug to try to ward off the novel coronavirus despite medical warnings, saying it was up to individuals to make their..

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Trump Has Been Taking Risky Med Hydroxychloroquine For Almost Two Weeks [Video]

Trump Has Been Taking Risky Med Hydroxychloroquine For Almost Two Weeks

President Donald Trump Monday made a startling reveal for those with medical knowledge. He said he has been taking the experimental drug hydroxychloroquine "every day" for a week and a half. There is..

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'Astonishingly reckless': Schumer blasts Trump's hydroxychloroquine use [Video]

'Astonishingly reckless': Schumer blasts Trump's hydroxychloroquine use

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday condemned U.S. President Donald Trump for saying he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medicine against the virus despite medical warnings..

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Trump Takes Hydroxychloroquine To Prevent Getting COVID-19 [Video]

Trump Takes Hydroxychloroquine To Prevent Getting COVID-19

President Donald Trump announces he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventative medicine. Despite medical warnings from the FDA to not use the drug against the coronavirus, Trump is using it. He..

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The FDA ordered an at-home coronavirus testing program funded by Bill Gates to stop testing until the agency gives approval [Video]

The FDA ordered an at-home coronavirus testing program funded by Bill Gates to stop testing until the agency gives approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered a coronavirus testing program in Seattle to stop working. The FDA said the Bill Gates-backed program must wait for additional approval from them. According..

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Worst Wall Street week since March ends with a rally [Video]

Worst Wall Street week since March ends with a rally

U.S. stocks clawed back losses for a second day in a row in a volatile session but Friday's gains were not enough to stop the week from the biggest stock market drop since March. Conway G. Gittens has..

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Employers wary of 'immunity' tests as they move to reopen [Video]

Employers wary of 'immunity' tests as they move to reopen

U.S. employers have cooled to the idea of testing workers for possible immunity to the coronavirus as they prepare to reopen factories and other workplaces. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

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The Top Health Leaders Of The US Are Now In Coronavirus Quarantine [Video]

The Top Health Leaders Of The US Are Now In Coronavirus Quarantine

An assortment of the US's top health leaders are in coronavirus quarantine, including its leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci. According to Gizmodo, it's a sign COVID-19 is spreading..

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In leaked call, Obama describes Trump handling of virus as 'chaotic' [Video]

In leaked call, Obama describes Trump handling of virus as 'chaotic'

Former President Obama, who has largely kept out of the fray even as President Trump has blamed his Democratic administration for a variety of problems related to the pandemic, described Trump's..

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FDA Approves Rapid COVID-19 Test [Video]

FDA Approves Rapid COVID-19 Test

FDA Approves Rapid COVID-19 Test

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US Government Is Not Granting Hospitals Access To Coronavirus Medication [Video]

US Government Is Not Granting Hospitals Access To Coronavirus Medication

Remdesivir, a potential coronavirus medication was approved by the FDA last week. The emergency approval was ushered in due to the dire circumstances surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. Now, some..

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US authorises use of anti-viral drug remdesivir for coronavirus patients [Video]

US authorises use of anti-viral drug remdesivir for coronavirus patients

US regulators have approved emergency use of an experimental drug that appears to help some coronavirus patients recover faster. It is the first drug shown to help fight Covid-19, which has killed more..

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FDA Allows Emergency Use Of Remdesivir For Coronavirus Treatment [Video]

FDA Allows Emergency Use Of Remdesivir For Coronavirus Treatment

The US Food and Drug Administration has announced it will allow emergency use of Remdesivir as a COVID-19 treatment. According to Business Insider, the Gilead drug helped coronavirus patients recover..

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FDA authorizes remdesivir as emergency treatment for COVID-19 [Video]

FDA authorizes remdesivir as emergency treatment for COVID-19

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted authorization to Gilead Sciences Inc for emergency use of its experimental antiviral drug remdesivir to treat patients with COVID-19, the agency and..

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Trump Has No Plans Right Now To Fire HHS Head Azar [Video]

Trump Has No Plans Right Now To Fire HHS Head Azar

Reuters reports Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar is secure in his job. President Donald Trump on Sunday rejected reports that he was planning to fire Azar, saying he was doing an..

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Next wave of U.S. states prepare to reopen [Video]

Next wave of U.S. states prepare to reopen

An increasing number of U.S. states are preparing to lift coronavirus restrictions this week against the warnings of many public health experts. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

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Maryland sees surge of calls about disinfectant after Trump comments [Video]

Maryland sees surge of calls about disinfectant after Trump comments

Donald Trump has claimed his musings about using disinfectant to treat the novel coronavirus were "sarcastic," but some state and local health authorities say they are seeing an uptick in poisonings..

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FDA Approves First COVID-19 At-Home Collection Kit [Video]

FDA Approves First COVID-19 At-Home Collection Kit

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed that the test had received emergency approval.

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