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Here’s a look at some of the FDA’s latest activities as we fight the #COVID19  pandemic.

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We are committed to expediting the development and availability of treatments during this pandemic, including for pediatric patients.

People who start smoking as young teens are more likely to get addicted to nicotine and become lifelong smokers. During #RedRibbonWeek , help teens stay tobacco-free. via @FDATobacco 

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#Halloween is fast approaching, and you may be celebrating it a bit differently this year. Whatever form your celebration takes, make sure it includes safe hygiene practices, social distancing and frequent hand washing.

Many within the food industry rely on private audits to evaluate supplier performance. Today, FDA launched a voluntary pilot program to evaluate alignment of private third-party food safety audit standards with the food safety regulatory requirements.

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Before purchasing prescription medicine online, learn the signs of safe and unsafe online pharmacies . #BeSafeRx  #PharmacySafety 

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This week we gave the first FDA approval for a #COVID19  treatment. The drug was approved for adults and children ages 12 and older for the treatment of COVID-19 requiring hospitalization.

As of today, 283 tests are authorized by FDA under EUAs; these include 221 molecular tests, 56 antibody tests, and 6 antigen tests.

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"A 35 percent improvement in survival is a pretty substantial clinical benefit," FDA Commissioner@SGottliebFDA  said in relation to the convalescent plasma emergency use authorization issued today.

Today, we issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for investigational convalescent plasma for the treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to fight #COVID19 .

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FDA is requesting immediate removal of all Rx and over-the-counter ranitidine (Zantac) from the U.S. market.

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Today, we gave the first FDA approval for a #COVID19  treatment. The drug was approved for adults and children ages 12 and older for the treatment of #COVID19  requiring hospitalization.

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FDA alerts consumers of nationwide voluntary recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr.

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If you have fully recovered from #COVID19 , you may be able to help patients currently fighting the infection by donating your plasma. Learn more:

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FDA has authorized the first #COVID19  diagnostic test with a home collection option.

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We determined that it is reasonable to believe that #COVID19  convalescent plasma may be effective in lessening the severity or shortening the length of COVID-19 illness in some patients.

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