FDA chief: Baby formula factory could reopen by next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration told lawmakers on Thursday that an infant formula factory closed could be up and running as soon as next week, though he avoided questioning whether his agency should have stepped in sooner to fix the plant’s issues that triggered the nationwide shortage. FDA Commissioner … Read more

House Democrats to hold hearings on infant formula crisis, introduce bill to strengthen FDA inspections

House Democrats will hold hearings on the U.S. formula shortage and pass legislation to increase Food and Drug Administration inspection staff to ensure imported products are safe for infants. Representative Rosa DeLauro, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, on Tuesday introduced a bill that would provide the FDA with $28 million in emergency funding to … Read more

FDA authorizes coronavirus booster shot for children as young as 5

Placeholder while loading article actions Federal regulators on Tuesday authorized a coronavirus booster shot for school-aged children, a key step toward making a third shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine available for children ages 5 to 11 as cases are increasing nationwide. The Food and Drug Administration has cleared the booster for use at least five … Read more

FDA and Abbott reach infant formula deal to try to ease shortage

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday reached an agreement with Abbott Laboratories on the steps needed to reopen the company’s shuttered infant formula plant, which could begin to ease the infant formula shortage that has frightened and infuriated parents. in all the countries. The FDA said it expected Abbott to restart production in about … Read more

FDA announces it will make it easier to import certain infant formulas to ease shortage

The United States typically produces 98% of the infant formula it uses, with imported formula coming mainly from Mexico, Ireland and the Netherlands, the agency said in a statement. But because of the shortage, the FDA describes a process by which it “would not object to the importation of certain infant formula intended for a … Read more

FDA chief insists baby formula shortage is caused by ‘distribution’ issues, not lack of supply

The head of the Food and Drug Administration claimed on Monday that the disappearance of baby formula from store shelves across the United States was due to a “distribution problem” rather than a lack of supply. “I don’t want this to sound like we don’t care about parents who are struggling to find formula for … Read more

FDA, Biden ‘dropped the ball’ on infant formula crisis, experts say

The FDA “dropped the ball” on the nation’s infant formula crisis – closing a crucial factory on top of product recalls and not warning parents of the ramifications, experts told the Post on Friday.Desperate moms and dads have been scouring stores across the country for formula milk since mega-maker Abbott issued a safety recall in … Read more