FDA Approves Prosthetic Implant for Above-the-Knee Amputations

FDA Approves Prosthetic Implant for Above-the-Knee Amputations

Washington, D.C…. “(Yesterday’s) approval of the OPRA Implant System expands options for prostheses for individuals who have had above-the-knee amputations and can help those who have had or may have problems with rehabilitation and have not been able to benefit from available socket prostheses,” said Capt. Raquel Peat, Ph.D., MP.H., USPHS, director of the FDA’s […]

FDA Approves First Oral Hormone Therapy for Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer

FDA Approves First Oral Hormone Therapy for Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer

Washington, D.C….“(Yesterday’s) approval marks the first oral drug in this class and it may eliminate some patients’ need to visit the clinic for treatments that require administration by a health care provider,” said Richard Pazdur, M.D., director of the FDA’s Oncology Center of Excellence and acting director of the Office of Oncologic Diseases in the […]

Remarks by Vice President Pence at a Safe and Effective Vaccine Confidence Event

Remarks by Vice President Pence at a Safe and Effective Vaccine Confidence Event

Washington, D.C…. The Vice President: Well, good morning. And thank you all for being here. I want to thank my wonderful wife, our Second Lady Karen Pence; the Surgeon General; Dr. Tony Fauci; and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force who are joining us here today. I especially want to thank the fine […]

Jobless Numbers Trend Upwards as 885,000 Initial Jobless Claims Filed Last Week. 48,341 in California Alone

Jobless Numbers Trend Upwards as 885,000 Initial Jobless Claims Filed Last Week. 48,341 in California Alone

Washington, DC…In the week ending December 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 885,000, an increase of 23,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 9,000 from 853,000 to 862,000. The 4-week moving average was 812,500, an increase of 34,250 from the previous week’s revised […]

Presidential Message on the Occasion of the 60th Anniversary Commemoration of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Presidential Message on the Occasion of the 60th Anniversary Commemoration of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Washington, D.C….Today, we congratulate the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on the occasion of its 60th anniversary. In the six decades since the United States joined 19 other nations in signing the OECD convention, the organization has served as an indispensable forum for the democracies of the world to advance shared prosperity through […]

FDA Approves First-of-its-Kind Intentional Genomic Alteration in Line of Domestic Pigs for Both Human Food, Potential Therapeutic Uses

FDA Approves First-of-its-Kind Intentional Genomic Alteration in Line of Domestic Pigs for Both Human Food, Potential Therapeutic Uses

Washington D.C…. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a first-of-its-kind intentional genomic alteration (IGA) in a line of domestic pigs, referred to as GalSafe pigs, which may be used for food or human therapeutics. This is the first IGA in an animal that the FDA has approved for both human food consumption and […]

Statement from the Press Secretary

Statement from the Press Secretary

Washington, D.C. … Today, the Department of the Treasury announced designations on two individuals from Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security for their direct involvement in the abduction, detention, and probable death of Robert Levinson. It is clear that not only were senior Iranian officials responsible for Mr. Levinson’s disappearance, but that they took deliberate […]

U.S. CDC Committee of Independent Health Experts Recommends Vaccination with Pfizer and Biontech COVID-19 Vaccine for Persons Ages 16 Years and Older

U.S. CDC Committee of Independent Health Experts Recommends Vaccination with Pfizer and Biontech COVID-19 Vaccine for Persons Ages 16 Years and Older

New York & Mainz, Germany… Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) announced today that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted today to recommend the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in people 16 years of age and older under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) issued […]

President-elect Joe Biden on the Five-Year Anniversary of the Paris Agreement

President-elect Joe Biden on the Five-Year Anniversary of the Paris Agreement

Wilmington, DE…Five years ago as of yesterday, the world gathered to adopt the Paris Agreement on climate change. The product of years of tough diplomacy, the Paris Agreement created an unprecedented framework for global action to avoid potentially catastrophic planetary warming, while building global resilience to the climate impacts we are already experiencing. It sent […]