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What would happen if the FDA refused to follow the order on mifepristone?

Yesterday a Texas judge said the FDA’s 2000 approval of mifepristone – one of the drugs used to terminate a pregnancy – must be halted. What would happen if the FDA said they refuse to follow that ...
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What "processing" is necessary when releasing documents for a FOIA request?

The story is online: Overall it looks like the FDA can process 500 pages per ...
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On what basis was the 2011 HHS override of and FDA decision overruled by a federal judge?

A Politico article on the FDA and its questionable legal independence (from the executive) mentions that: in 2011, the diminished autonomy of the FDA was made visibly apparent by a clash within the ...
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Can the US President unilaterally override the FDA and approve the COVID vaccine?

According to Politico: President Donald Trump and his deputies are privately admonishing Food and Drug Administration officials for not moving faster to authorize promising coronavirus vaccines — a ...
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Can the US President override rules issued by the FDA?

President Trump recently tweeted: New FDA Rules make it more difficult for them to speed up vaccines for approval before Election Day. Just another political hit job! @SteveFDA Is it possible for ...
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FDA Vaccine Approval - has or can the FDA approve multiple vaccines for the same virus?

Currently there are several competing companies that are trying to develop a vaccine for SAR-Cov-2. As each company has said that they are going to engage in at-risk-production if they think that they ...
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Why are some Covid-19 tests excluded in some US states?

For example, the LabCorp COVID-19 RT-PCR has been EUA-approved by the FDA, but it lists as exclusion criteria the following: Exclusion: • Live in MD, NJ, NY or RI meaning that people who live in ...
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