Tag: US Food and Drug Administration

  • COVID-19 pill Paxlovid moves closer to full FDA approval

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill Paxlovid won another vote of confidence from U.S. health advisers Thursday, paving the way for full regulatory approval from the Food and Drug Administration. The drug has been used by millions of Americans since the FDA granted it emergency use authorization late 2021. The agency has the final say […]

  • Panel supports moving opioid antidote Narcan over the counter

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The overdose reversal drug naloxone should be made over-the-counter to aid the national response to the opioid crisis, U.S. health advisers said Wednesday. The Food and Drug Administration’s panel of experts voted unanimously for the switch after a full day of presentations and discussions about whether untrained users could safely and effectively […]