FDA Grants Emergency Authorization For Abbott Labs' New COVID Antibody TestThe new antibody test can better help doctors determine how far along a patient is in their recovery, and help determine if further treatment, isolation, or follow-up visits are needed.
FDA Approves 'Game Changing' COVID-19 Saliva Test Developed At The University Of Illinois"This type of scalable product would allow us to mass, deploy testing, and better track and contain the spread of COVID-19."
CBS 2 Investigators: Hundreds Of COVID-19 Antibody Tests On The Market, But Are They Accurate?With cases of COVID-19 spiking again in several states, a lot of people want to know if they could be immune to the coronavirus, so they are paying for antibody tests. Hundreds of these have hit the market in just months. But are they accurate?
FDA Warns Public To Avoid Specific Hand Sanitizer Products That Contain MethanolThe Food and Drug Administration advised avoiding nine products made by a company in Mexico called Eskbiochem.
Chicago Dentist Accused By FDA Of Peddling Illegal At-Home COVID-19 Antibody Testing KitsA Chicago dentist’s office is among three companies accused of peddling illegal at-home coronavirus antibody testing kits.
'How Can I Be Sick?' Woman Who Took Hydroxychloroquine For 19 Years To Treat Lupus Still Got COVID-19A Wisconsin woman is warning people that the anti-malarial drug, hydroxychloroquine, wil not protect someone from COVID-19.
FDA Commissioner Talks About Abbott Labs Rapid Test IssueThe Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration spoke out after reports that Abbott Labs knew COVID-19 rapid tests may give inaccurate results.
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi Shares Warning About Fraudulent Antibody Tests, What Is Known So Far About COVID-19 AntibodiesAntibodies mean someone likely had the coronavirus and may have immunity to it. But there are some real concerns about the accuracy of some of the antibody tests.
What Are Antibody Tests And What Do They Mean For The Coronavirus Pandemic?Besides indicating some level of immunity, the presence of Covid-19 antibodies could help identify those who have been infected but never realized they had the disease.
Romaine Lettuce Implicated Again In New E. Coli OutbreakOfficials this week issued a warning that romaine lettuce from Salinas, California is to blame for an E. coli outbreak.
Senator Durbin Calls On FDA Commissioner To Take Action Against Youth E-Cigarette UseIllinois senator Dick Durbin is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Acting Commissioner to "get off the sidelines and address" the public health issue surrounding youth e-cigarette use.
Pre-Cut Fruit Sold At Walmart, Target Recalled In IllinoisIllinois was among the 16 states where Caito Foods pre-cut melon products have been recalled.
States Move To Legalize CBD To End Confusion Over US RulesThe FDA has oversight of CBD because it is the active ingredient in an approved prescription drug to treat two rare seizure disorders.
Women Who Say Breast Implants Made Them Sick Demand FDA ActionWomen who claimed their breast implants made them sick demanded the Food and Drug Administration this week take new precautions to protect consumers.
FDA Warns Of Claire's Products Contaminated By AsbestosThe Food and Drug Administration is warning customers of contaminated makeup sold by Claire's and Justice retailers.