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Updated Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna bivalent boosters contain spike proteins from the original and BA.4 and BA.5 omicron variants.
The engineered protein vaccine was highly effective in a clinical trial but faced a long delay for authorization.
The potentially lifesaving prescription drug buprenorphine is less available to women and Black and Latino people with opioid addiction.
Remdesivir (Veklury) is now approved for kids ages 28 days to 12 years.
Immunocompromised people ages 12 and older are also eligible for an additional shot.
Using the new dosing schedule, injectable cabotegravir and rilpivirine can be administered just six times a year.
The PreHevbrio vaccine produces higher antibody levels and offers faster protection.
Molnupiravir is authorized for people at high risk for severe COVID-19 when other treatment options are not available.
Paxlovid, which reduces the risk of hospitalization or death by about 90%, is expected to be a game-changer.
Molnupiravir, the first oral antiviral for COVID-19, reduces the risk of hospitalization or death if started within five days.
Robert Califf headed the Food and Drug Administration for 10 months under Obama. Will he manage to implement his ideas this time around?
Vaccine effectiveness for children ages 5 to 11 was 91%, and serious side effects are rare.
The Food and Drug Administration approved the single-pill treatment for children weighing at least 30 pounds.
More than half of the therapies in positive industry-sponsored Phase III trials don’t help people with cancer live longer.
A system that uses vagus nerve stimulation helps people regain mobility in their hands and arms after an ischemic stroke.
Full approval could encourage more people to get vaccinated and raises the prospect of off-label use.
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