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FDA approves game-changing at-home coronavirus testing initiative

July 30th, 2020

Coronavirus testing at home might soon become a reality, as the FDA has established guidelines for COVID-19 tests that can be self-administered. The tests should be reliable, affordable, and easy to use. Several companies are working on at-home tests for COVID-19, but it may take a few months until the FDA approves successful candidates. At-home …

FDA pulls emergency authorization for Trump’s favorite coronavirus drug

June 16th, 2020

Hydroxychloroquine use in coronavirus treatment is no longer authorized, the FDA announced. The agency said the anti-malarial drug can only be used in clinical trials, citing recent study as clear evidence that hydroxychloroquine can not cure COVID-19 and can’t prevent the coronavirus infection. The drug can still be prescribed off-label for COVID-19, and it can …

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FDA finally demands coronavirus antibody tests that actually work

May 6th, 2020

The FDA is tightening some of its lax rules regarding approval of coronavirus testing supplies after initially loosening its regulations back in March. Companies will now need to provide proof that their tests work as intended before being rushed to market. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. In the rush to combat the novel coronavirus …

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Coronavirus tests: First at-home kit authorized by FDA

April 21st, 2020

Testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus, in addition to contact tracing to help health workers zero in on the virus’ spread, will be significantly more important in the coming days as the Trump administration and state and local leaders around the US try to figure out how to reopen the country and economy responsibly. Along those …

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The FDA just approved a key coronavirus test

April 3rd, 2020

The FDA just approved a brand new test for the novel coronavirus which could speed up the return to normal life. The test looks for antibodies in the bloodstream of a COVID-19 survivor, which could prove that person is immune to the virus and could avoid social distancing restrictions. However, the science is still uncertain, …

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FDA approves new 5-minute coronavirus test

March 30th, 2020

The FDA approved a fast coronavirus test that can provide a positive result in 5 minutes and a negative one in 13 minutes. The Abbott test can be performed using the company’s widely deployed ID NOW testing machines, which require little training to operate. Abbott can ramp up mass-production to up to 50,000 tests per …

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The FDA just had to scold Purell for claiming it can prevent Ebola

January 28th, 2020

With the bizarre and undeniably scary situation happening in China right now with the new coronavirus, you might be tempted to reach for your nearest bottle of sanitizing gel, if only for a little peace of mind. Unfortunately, the makers of Purell just found themselves on the wrong end of an FDA warning for claiming …

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FDA approves Ebola vaccine with 100% success rate

December 20th, 2019

In a move that could save countless lives, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a vaccine designed to combat Ebola with a truly incredible success rate. The drug, called Ervebo, has proven itself in Ebola-devastated areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and while cases of Ebola are uncommon in the United …