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Baby formula plant could be open within two weeks, FDA commissioner says

Baby formula plant could be open within two weeks, FDA commissioner says

Placeholder while article actions load Food and Drug Administration commissioner Robert M. Califf told lawmakers Thursday that his agency has been working “tirelessly” to increase supplies of baby formula nationally and that he expects an Abbott Nutrition plant in Michigan that made much of the country’s formula to be operating again within two weeks. But …

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House Democrats to hold hearings on baby formula crisis, introduce bill to beef up FDA inspections

House Democrats to hold hearings on baby formula crisis, introduce bill to beef up FDA inspections

House Democrats will hold hearings on the baby formula shortage in the U.S., and move to pass legislation to increase Food and Drug Administration inspection staff to ensure that imported products are safe for infants to consume. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, introduced legislation on Tuesday that would provide the FDA …

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Baby formula shortage worsens: About 40% of popular brands sold out across US

FDA reaches deal with Abbott to reopen baby formula factory; how long until it’s back on shelves?

The baby formula shortage has no ‘clear end in sight’ Here’s why the baby formula shortage is getting worse and what’s being done to combat low supplies. Just the FAQs, USA TODAY On Monday evening, baby formula producer Abbott announced it had reached a deal with the Food and Drug Administration, laying out a path …

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FDA authorizes a coronavirus booster shot for children as young as 5

FDA authorizes a coronavirus booster shot for children as young as 5

Placeholder while article actions load Federal regulators authorized a coronavirus booster shot Tuesday for school-age children, a key step toward making a third shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine available to 5-to-11-year-olds as cases rise nationally. The Food and Drug Administration cleared the booster for use at least five months after children are fully vaccinated with …

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A Republican congresswoman took a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border in to expose the stock pile of baby formula being sent to border facilities

GOP Rep. Kat Cammack rages at huge stockpile of baby formula at border center

A Republican congresswoman took a trip to the US-Mexico border to expose the stockpiling of baby formula being sent to border facilities while American families continue to face empty shelves amid a nationwide shortage. Rep. Kat Cammack, of Florida, was accused of lying about the formula crisis after she shared photos she was sent by …

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F.D.A. and Abbott Reach Agreement on Baby Formula to Try to Ease Shortage

F.D.A. and Abbott Reach Agreement on Baby Formula 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 baby formula plant, which could begin to ease the shortage of infant formula that has frightened and exasperated parents nationwide. The F.D.A. said it expected Abbott to restart production in about two weeks, …

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What you can and can't do to get through the infant formula shortage, according to experts

FDA announces it will make it easier to import some baby formulas to ease shortage

The US ordinarily produces 98% of the infant formula it uses, with imported formula primarily coming from Mexico, Ireland and the Netherlands, the agency said in a statement. But because of the shortage, the FDA is outlining a process by which it “would not object to the importation of certain infant formula products intended for …

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FDA rejects antidepressant seen as possible Covid-19 treatment

FDA rejects antidepressant seen as possible Covid-19 treatment

The Food and Drug Administration declined Monday to authorize a 30-year-old generic antidepressant as a treatment for Covid-19, dealing a major blow to a small group of doctors who have organized around the pill for months, arguing that it could provide a cheap and accessible way to prevent hospitalizations and death both in the U.S. …

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

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

The head of the Food and Drug Administration claimed Monday that the disappearance of baby formula from store shelves across the US is due to a “distribution problem” rather than a lack of supply. “I don’t want this to sound in any way like we’re not concerned about the parents that are struggling to find …

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

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

The FDA “dropped the ball’’ on the country’s baby-formula  crisis   —   shutting down a crucial plant on top of  product recalls and then not warning parents of the ramifications, experts told The Post on Friday.Desperate moms and dads have been trawling stores across the country in search of baby formula ever since mega-manufacturer Abbott issued a safety …

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