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Matthew Perrone

U.S. gives full approval to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON – U.S. health regulators on Monday granted full approval to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, a shot that’s already been given to tens of millions of Americans since its emergency autho...

U.S. regulators lift in-person restrictions on abortion pill

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday permanently removed a major obstacle for women seeking abortion pills, eliminating a long-standing requirement that they pick up the...

FDA advises Zika screening for all U.S. blood centers

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood centers to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation’s blood supply from the mosquito-born...

FDA OKs 1st dissolving stent for patients

But device may not be safer than older metal implants

FDA brings e-cigarettes under federal authority

WASHINGTON – New federal rules announced Thursday have the potential to upend the multibillion-dollar electronic cigarette industry just as it is attempting to position itself as an alternat...

FDA eases restrictions on blood donations from gay men

WASHINGTON – The nation’s three-decade-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men was formally lifted Monday, but major restrictions will continue to limit who can give blood. ...

FDA approves female sex pill, but with safety restrictions

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry e...

‘Female Viagra’ pill makes a comeback

After two rejections, panel OKs sex drug

For stem cells, it’s the ‘Wild West’

Experimental treatments promise healing

Guys: Beware testosterone drugs

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have not been established as safe...

FDA skeptical of touted benefits of testosterone drugs

Meeting comes amidst marketing blitz by billion-dollar industry

FDA warns against indoor tanning for minors

Manufacturers must provide warnings about cancer risks