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FDA Warns Over Methanol In Hand Sanitizers

(CNN) - The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning over a potentially poisonous ingredient found in some hand sanitizers. The FDA says some hand sanitizer products could be contaminated with methanol, which can be life-threatening if ingested…

FDA Ends Hydroxychloroquine Emergency Authorization

(CNN) - Two drugs that were being used at one point to treat COVID-19 don't have the FDA's approval anymore. There's been a lot of talk around hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine. But on Monday, the Food and Drug Administration decided…

Pilot Program Aims To Curb Online Opioid Sales

(CNN) - The U.S. government is launching a pilot program to help reduce the availability of unapproved opioids online. The Food and Drug Administration and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration are working with several internet registries. This is…

FDA Allows More Companies To Make Hand Sanitizer

(CNN) - The Food and Drug Administration plans to allow more companies to make hand sanitizer. The FDA says it will expand the kinds of companies allowed to make the product. That's because the demand for sanitizer is outpacing…

Study: Hydroxychloroquine - Risk Of Death, Heart Arrythmia

(CNN) - A new study finds hydroxychloroquine; the drug touted and taken by president Trump is linked to a higher risk of death in coronavirus patients. The large observational study was published on Friday in the medical journal The…

FDA Approves At-Home Sample Collection Kit

(CNN) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the green light for medical labs to test at home coronavirus sample kits. The federal government granted an emergency authorization to Everlywell Inc. Now health care providers can screen…

FDA To Require Antibody Emergency Authorization

(CNN) - The FDA is now requiring makers of coronavirus antibody tests to promptly seek emergency-use authorization the agency's goal is to rein-in unproven and fraudulent tests that have flooded the market. Commercial manufacturers must submit emergency authorization requests…

HHS Working To Develop New Virus Treatments

(CNN) - The federal government is partnering with nonprofits, in hopes of developing new therapies for treating coronavirus. Ideally, the result would be a way to help people recover if they get COVID-19 . The Department of Health and…

FDA To Allow Decontaminating N95 Respirators

(CNN) - The Food and Drug Administration is authorizing the use of a decontamination system for N95 respirators. Those are devices healthcare workers can use to protect themselves against the novel coronavirus. The FDA says more than 6,000 hospitals…

FDA Changes Blood Donor Rules Due To Pandemic

(CNN) - In response to an urgent need for blood donors, the FDA is changing donation guidelines effective immediately. The changes should make it possible for many more people to give blood than before. The FDA is loosening guidelines…