The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will make an announcement regarding imported infant formula as soon as later on May 16, the agency’s chief told NBC News in an interview as regulators and lawmakers seek to address ongoing supply shortages.

Misinformation about science is increasingly prevalent and a significant public health threat that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will focus on fighting, incoming Commissioner Robert Califf said on February 17.

The U.S. Senate on February 15 voted to confirm Dr. Robert Califf as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after some senators had argued his ties to the pharmaceutical industry or views on birth control made him unfit for the role.

Robert Califf’s nomination to resume his role as FDA Commissioner continues to advance in the U.S. Senate, despite some noted opposition from a key Democrat – Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia – over the opioid epidemic and the role the regulatory agency has played in the ongoing crisis.

Jon Bigelow, Thayer Pond Solutions

Each new president enters the White House with big dreams and unique challenges. For President Joe Biden, 2021 was dominated by the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, an historically difficult transition of power, and a focus on packing an ambitious combination of economic relief, infrastructure investment, and social spending initiatives into a handful of multi-trillion dollar omnibus bills to push through a tightly-divided Congress.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Jan. 31 gave full approval to Moderna Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine for people ages 18 and older, making Spikevax the second fully approved vaccine for the virus.

Former U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf is one step closer to returning to his old office after the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee advanced his nomination in a 13–8 bipartisan vote.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration added another warning to the regulatory agency’s fact sheet for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. In other news, as the Omicron variant rips through the United States, top health officials have noted that the variant is so contagious that if you come into contact with it, you are likely to catch it.

President Joe Biden on November 12 said he would nominate Robert Califf for a second stint as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and urged the Senate to swiftly confirm him.

Acting U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Janet Woodcock’s days as interim head of the regulatory agency are numbered due to federal regulations. Not only does President Biden have to appoint a new FDA commissioner, he will also need to tap a new head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) following the retirement announcement of longtime director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.