US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Current Affairs, GK & News

What is the first home Covid-19 treatment authorised by the US?

On December 22, 2021, US health regulators authorized the first pill (a drug by Pfizer) against Covid-19. Key Points People will be able to take Pfizer drug at home, in a bid to head off the worst effects of covid-19. Pfizer drug was approved amid the rising new infections due to Omicron variant, rising hospitalization ..

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Apretude: FDA approves injection to prevent HIV

On December 20, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved world’s first injectable medication for reducing the risk of acquiring HIV. About Apretude Apretude is an injectable drug. Its generic name is “cabotegravir extended-release injectable suspension”. The drug provides an alternative to daily pills for HIV prevention, like Truvada and Descovy. According to Centers ..

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FDA approves ADHD Drugs

The FDA of the US recently approved the ADHD drug for treating patients in the age group of 6 to 17 years. ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The ADHD drug belongs to a group of medicines called stimulants. These drugs work by increasing the activity of the brain. Several controversies have arisen in the ..

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USA: Food & Drug Administration approved single-shot COVID-19 vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its approval for the single-shot Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. This is the third vaccine which was authorised in the United States. Highlights It is a cost-effective alternative vaccine of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. This vaccine can be stored in the refrigerator rather than a ..

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