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FDA probing accuracy of virus test touted by White House

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A preliminary, non-peer reviewed study found Abbott Laboratories' 15-minute test can miss COVID-19 cases, falsely clearing patients of infection.Read more

Quick antigen test for COVID-19 gets emergency FDA authorization

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Such tests can achieve results in minutes and are cheaper to produce, but do come with drawbacks.Read more

FDA approves pill for aggressive type of breast cancer

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Tukysa has a list price of $18,500 per month, or roughly $111,000 for an average course of treatment, without insurance.Read more


VERIFY: Fact vs. fiction of chloroquine — malaria drug claimed to help treat COVID- 19

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The VERIFY team researched some of the latest information on chloroquine, a malaria drug that's considered an alternative treatment for coronavirus.Read more

FDA warns consumers to stop using Zantac products, due to possible cancer risk

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The FDA says a potential cancer-causing impurity can build up in the popular heartburn drug, also known as ranitidine, when it's stored over time.Read more

FDA authorizes emergency use of anti-malarial drug touted by Trump on COVID-19 patients

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Patients would be given the option to take hydroxychloroquine sulfate or chloroquine phosphate, which are still undergoing clinical trials.Read more

FDA will let doctors treat critically ill patients with blood from coronavirus survivors

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The FDA approved exploring a treatment for the virus that involves plasma collected from recovered COVID-19 patients.Read more

VERIFY: No suggestion coronavirus transmits via food, but practice good hygiene anyway

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There have been no reported cases of the new coronavirus spreading through food yet, but hand washing before and after handling food is always important.Read more

FDA approves coronavirus test that produces results in 45 minutes

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Cepheid, a Silicon Valley firm, says it'll begin shipping its tests next week with roll-out availability by March 30.Read more


FDA approves first generic Albuterol asthma inhaler

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The FDA has approved the first generic Albuterol inhaler, which could save lives and money for the 26 million Americans suffering from asthma.Read more

Company recalls seizure medicine for possible underdosing or overdosing

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Taro Pharmaceuticals voluntarily recalled two lots of Phenytoin Oral Suspension USP.Read more