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U.S. calls for pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine after blood clotting cases

Federal health officials called for a halt in the use of the company’s coronavirus vaccine while they study serious illnesses that developed in six American women.
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J&J vaccine and blood clots: A risk, if it exists, is tiny

Out of an “abundance of caution,” the F.D.A. is advising doctors to pause the Johnson & Johnson vaccine while it investigates extremely rare blood clots.
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Menthol cigarettes kill many Black people. A ban may finally be near

Advocates are hoping that President Biden will soon come out in favor of banning mint-flavored cigarettes and other tobacco products.
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The AstraZeneca vaccine: Should you be concerned?

There is no evidence so far of a link between the AstraZeneca shots and a few new cases in Europe of serious illness and deaths. But investigations are underway.
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Vaccines adapted for variants will not need lengthy testing, F.D.A. says

The agency’s new guidance will speed the development of vaccines that protect against more contagious variants of the coronavirus.
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Who will be the next F.D.A. chief?

Two leading contenders generate wider debate about the leadership needed to restore morale and scientific integrity to an agency battered by the politicized Trump administration.
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Annie’s pledges to purge a class of chemicals from its Mac and Cheese

The move comes nearly four years after a study showed that phthalates, chemicals believed to cause health problems in children and reproductive issues in adults, were found in mass-market macaroni and cheese packets.

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As millions get shots, F.D.A. struggles to get safety monitoring system running

For now, the government has been relying on a patchwork of programs that officials say are hampered by limited size and gaps in data collection.
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A few COVID vaccine recipients developed a rare blood disorder

A link to the vaccines is not certain, and investigations are underway in some reported cases.
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11th-hour deal strips FDA oversight of genetically modified animals

This is the latest instance of Trump political appointees overriding the agency's scientists.
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Vaccines are coming, but pandemic experts expect a 'horrible' winter

With vaccines and a new administration, the pandemic will be tamed. But experts say the coming months “are going to be just horrible.”
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The coronavirus won't stop evolving when the vaccine arrives

The coronavirus is not a shape shifter like the flu virus, but it could become vaccine resistant over time. That prompts researchers to urge vigilance.
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How four years of Trump reshaped food and farming

No matter who wins the White House on Tuesday, policy changes over the last four years will have long-term impacts on the food system—from the farm economy to food access.
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Experts tell F.D.A. it should gather more safety data on COVID-19 vaccines

In a highly anticipated meeting of the agency’s vaccine advisory board, some said that the current guidelines, which require two months of safety data after a volunteer has been vaccinated, were not enough.
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The FDA wanted to ban some hair straighteners. It never happened

In 2016, agency scientists deemed hair straighteners containing formaldehyde to be unsafe, according to newly obtained emails.
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