FDA Approves U.S. Babies and Young Children to Get Omicron COVID Booster Shots

FDA Approves U.S. Babies and Young Children to Get Omicron COVID Booster Shots

In early December 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna/NIAID mRNA COVID-19 shots to include administration  of the Omicron COVID booster shots to children as young as six months old. The action allows everyone over the age of six months to get the […]

Nuvaxovid Offered as Alternative to mRNA Shots

Nuvaxovid Offered as Alternative to mRNA Shots

For a virus (SARS-CoV-2) that many scientists and public health officials have maintained originated in a bat and accidently crossed over into humans, leading to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is odd that there does not appear to be much concern about producing vaccines that use genetic material from animals. You would think that this would […]

FDA Did Not Promptly Investigate Formula Plant Contamination Reports

FDA Did Not Promptly Investigate Formula Plant Contamination Reports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is under fire after failing to promptly investigate whistleblower safety complaints at the Abbott Nutrition formula plant. Whistleblower complaints were filed in October 2021, but the FDA did not close down the plant until February after four babies contracted serious bacterial infections, two of whom died. Closure of […]

Former FDA Chief Stephen Hahn Joins Venture Capital Firm Behind Moderna COVID Vaccine

Former FDA Chief Stephen Hahn Joins Venture Capital Firm Behind Moderna COVID Vaccine

Stephen Hahn, MD, who served as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from Dec. 17, 2019 through Jan. 20, 2021, has been hired by Flagship Pioneering Co.—the venture capital firm that launched biotechnology Moderna, Inc., maker of the experimental mRNA-1273 COVID-19 biologic currently being distributed in the United States under an emergency […]