As early as this weekend, people in the U.S. may be able to walk into their local pharmacy and get a reformulated covid-19 booster, the first update to the shots since the pandemic started.
Injecting a smaller amount of vaccine into the skin could stretch existing supply, but there’s not much data to go on.
The U.S. has struggled to get monkeypox vaccine to those who need it, and Africa has no access to the shots.
LinkedIn profile data suggests that at least 2,700 ex-FDA employees now work for the pharmaceutical industry. Another 1,100 current FDA employees have moved the other way, from industry to the agency.
The Food and Drug Administration’s decision last week to ban Juul’s vaping products illustrates how much of a conundrum electronic cigarettes pose to regulators.