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Public health experts 'flabbergasted' Biden still hasn’t picked an FDA chief

President Joe Biden’s failure to name someone to lead the Food and Drug Administration, more than 10 months after the election, has flummoxed public health experts who say it’s baffling for the agency to be without a permanent leader during a national health crisis.... Read more»

Experts hope FDA’s full Pfizer vaccine OK boosts Arizona vaccinations

Health officials expressed hope Monday that the Food and Drug Administration’s full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will boost vaccinations in Arizona, which lags well behind the national average. ... Read more»

Unused Johnson & Johnson COVID doses are piling up as FDA waits to see if shelf life can be extended

The Biden administration is encouraging states to hold on to hundreds of thousands of soon-to-expire COVID vaccine doses from Johnson & Johnson, given the possibility that additional data will show the shots are viable beyond their expiration date at month’s end.... Read more»

FDA green lights Pfizer vaccine for kids 12-15, with CDC still to act

The FDA on Monday signed off on expanding the use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12 to 15, clearing one key hurdle before that age group can begin receiving the two-shot vaccine.... Read more»