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Speedier drug approvals hit slowdown as FDA faces scrutiny

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China announces rollback of strict anti-COVID-19 measures

In a sharp reversal, China has announced a series of measures rolling back some of its most draconian anti-COVID-19 restrictions More »


Panel calls for stronger leadership of FDA foods program

A panel is calling for changes at the federal agency that oversees most of the nation's food supply, saying revamped leadership, a clear mission and more urgency are needed to prevent illness outbreaks and to promote good health More »


Congress set to rescind COVID-19 vaccine mandate for troops

The COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of the U.S. military would be rescinded under the annual defense bill heading for a vote this week in Congress More »


Pfizer asks FDA to clear updated COVID shot for kids under 5

Pfizer is asking U.S. regulators to authorize its updated COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5 More »


Memphis hospital: Halt to trans procedures is temporary

A Memphis hospital says it has paused, not stopped, its gender-affirming services in response to possible legal action by civil rights advocates who argue the hospital’s move is illegal and discriminatory More »


Minnesota town drops Texas-style anti-abortion lawsuit plan

A Minnesota town has backed away from a proposal to let people sue abortion providers, including organizations that provide abortion drugs by mail, after the state attorney general warned that the plan was unconstitutional More »


Man charged with threatening doctor over transgender care

Federal prosecutors have charged a Texas man with threatening a Boston physician who cares for transgender children More »


Flu season worsens as 44 states report high activity

The U.S. flu season keeps getting worse More »


WHO pleased to see China ease harsh zero COVID policies

A top official at the World Health Organization said the U_N_ agency was “pleased” to see China loosening some of its coronavirus restrictions, saying “it’s really important that governments listen to their people when the people are in pain.” More »


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