The mayor of San Francisco ordered new lockdowns and business restrictions across the Bay Area in the face of the Covid-19 surge, as political leaders nationwide ramp up pressure on Americans to stay home until vaccines can be distributed.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will make public reviews of all data and information regarding the emergency use authorization (EUA) granted to Covid-19 drugs and vaccines.

2019 was a good year for the pharma industry, even as questions on value kept coming; but 2020 brought a pandemic that raised an “all hands on deck” attitude as well as business challenges.

White House Reverses Course, Approves New FDA COVID-19 Vaccine Guidelines Published: Oct. 7, 2020 By Alex Keown BioSpace   The White House has reversed its position on new vaccine guidelines proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The approval of the new guidelines all but assures that a vaccine for the novel coronavirus that has […]

Former U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb criticized current FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn’s comments to the Financial Times that he would potentially fast-track a Covid-19 vaccine before clinical trials are done if it was “appropriate.”

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is willing to fast-track a Covid-19 vaccine as quickly as possible, the Financial Times reported him as saying in a published interview.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the use of blood plasma from patients who have recovered from Covid-19 as a treatment for the disease.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn recently suggested that some of the changes forced on the regulatory agency by the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to become permanent.

Illumina Inc. announced that Scott Gottlieb, M.D., joined the company’s Board of Directors.

The number of Americans sickened by a severe vaping-related illness continues to increase, according to a U.S. health official speaking at a Congressional hearing.