Eugene, ORfoodsafetynews.com

Market of Choice receives FDA warning letter after four recalls in the past 5 years

As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are not issued until a company has been given months to years to correct problems. The FDA frequently redacts parts of warning letters posted for public view.

How a single new Alzheimer's drug could blow up the federal budget

WASHINGTON — A new pharmaceutical treatment may or may not be effective at slowing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, but it’s already causing heartburn in Washington. The FDA’s surprise approval of the drug, Aduhelm, despite near-unanimous opposition from an independent advisory panel, has the potential to explode the federal budget and move an already simmering debate over drug prices in Congress and the White House onto the front burner.
Foley, ALgulfcoastnewstoday.com

Foley company, Varigard, offering solutions in unprecedented times

FOLEY - A local company has dedicated itself to manufacturing advanced hand sanitizing gels and disinfectant sprays that “not only protect users against pathogens in the air, but also traps and kills those pathogens, including COVID-19.” Varigard, located in Foley, uses organic, patented polymers, in combination with alcohol, to produce a hand sanitizer that traps and kills 99.9 percent of germs and lasts for two hours. According to Thom Kaz, Varigard VP of sales and business development, other leading brands of hand sanitizer typically work for 30 seconds.
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Transcript: Scott Gottlieb on "Face the Nation," June 20, 2021

The following is a transcript of an interview with Dr. Scott Gottlieb that aired Sunday, June 20, 2021, on "Face the Nation." JOHN DICKERSON: We turn now to a former FDA commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, he is on the board of Pfizer and author of an upcoming book, Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic. He joins us from Westport, Connecticut. Good morning, Dr. Gottlieb.
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June 20, 2021, Covid-19 news

16 states have fully vaccinated more than half their residents against Covid-19 So far, 45.1% of the US population has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19; that represents 149,667,646 million people. Here’s current data on vaccination efforts in the United States. 16 states have fully vaccinated more than half of their...
Saint Joseph, MOnorthwestmoinfo.com

Summer Classes Move Online for Some Students Due to COVID

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Summer classes have moved online for some St. Joseph elementary and middle school students because of COVID-19 cases. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that Robidoux and Pershing schools will conduct classes virtually through July 1, when summer school ends. Only about 1 in 5, or...
Public Healthorganiclifestylemagazine.com

Can Those Vaccinated Against the Coronavirus Still Spread the Virus?

As more and more American’s become vaccinated everyday society has slowly begun to open back up. It’s been nearly a month since the CDC announced that vaccinated people no longer have to wear a mask or social distance in most settings. Data by the CDC suggests that those who are...
KidsPortsmouth Times

How to keep kids safe until they can be vaccinated

By mid-spring 2021, tens of millions of people in the United States and Canada had heeded recommendations from public health officials and gotten vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and the Public Health Agency of Canada noted that the likelihood for severe illness from COVID-19 was very low for fully vaccinated individuals, prompting many people over the age of 16 to get vaccinated and paving the way for them to return to something resembling normal life. But what about children under 16?