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US adds Merck pill as 2nd easy-to-use drug against COVID-19

By MATTHEW PERRONE WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Thursday authorized the second pill against COVID-19, providing another easy-to-use medication to battle the rising tide of omicron infections. The Food and Drug Administration authorization of Merck’s molnupiravir comes one…

FDA approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

After nine months of being administered, the Pfizer vaccine has become the first COVID-19 vaccine to be fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Since the start of its emergency use…

FDA warns against ivermectin as COVID treatment

By Kayla Rivas | Fox News The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reiterated a warning against the use of ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment amid growing reports of individuals taking the drug often used to treat parasitic worms in animals. Mississippi state…

US regulators post positive review of Pfizer vaccine data

By MATTHEW PERRONE and LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Documents released by U.S. regulators Tuesday confirmed that Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine was strongly protective against COVID-19 -- offering the world’s first detailed look at the evidence behind…

FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: the antiviral remdesivir

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer U.S. regulators have approved the first drug to treat COVID-19. Remdesivir is an antiviral medicine given through an IV for patients needing hospitalization. Its maker, Gilead Sciences Inc., said Thursday that the drug…

FDA authorizes first COVID-19 test for emergency use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the first at-home tests for coronavirus. They're called "pixel" by LabCorp CVODI-19 test home collection kits. They allow patients to collect nasal swab samples at home and mail them in for results.…

Mary Mahoney’s closes temporarily due to FDA raid

One of the most historic restaurants on the Gulf Coast was surprised this morning by an unplanned visit from the Food and Drug Administration. News 25’s Andrew Scherer is at Mary Mahoney’s in Biloxi with more.

Mary Mahoney’s in Biloxi briefly shuts down

This morning, Mary Mahoney’s Restaurant was visited by the FDA in conjunction with an investigation of a mislabeled fish. Bobby Mahoney and his family and employees have cooperated fully with the inquiry. “It caused a little disruption to our lunch…

FDA Commissioner resigning

The head of the Food and Drug Administration will resign his post. Dr. Scott Gottlieb has been FDA commissioner since 20-17. During his time at FDA, he worked to curtail youth vaping and even threatened to ban e-cigarettes unless manufacturers…