SciCheck Digest Government health agencies disclosed a potential safety concern for strokes in those 65 and older with one of the COVID-19 vaccines, but the agencies haven’t found any causal relationship and the concern was flagged by just one
Did the chief of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) call for an immediate end to COVID-19 vaccines? No, that's not true: The head of the FDA is Dr. Robert M. Califf and he is not mentioned in the article where the claim appears. The s
Did the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) find a link between the Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 vaccine and strokes in the elderly? No, that's not true: The U.S. public health agencies
Does a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) study prove the Pfizer COVID vaccine increases the risk of lung blood clots in the elderly by 50 percent? No, that's not true: The study does not establish a causal relationship between the v
The FDA study has been misinterpreted. It found some instances of pulmonary embolism but did not establish a definitive link to vaccines.
Is the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) introducing plastic as a new food group for Americans? No, that's not true: An FDA spokesperson told Lead Stories, "This claim is false." The video that makes the claim appears to be connected t
Did the military arrest former FDA "Commisioner" Stephen Hahn? No, there's no evidence to substantiate that: The claim was reported on a website that is well-known for making up stories about public figures. The site posts a disclaimer wa
REVIEW Cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide, with 19.3 million new cases and almost 10 million deaths in 2020. Strong public interest in cancer treatments has led to recurrent promotion of scientifically unproven cancer reme
SciCheck Digest A vaccine safety surveillance study from the Food and Drug Administration has been misrepresented online. The paper did not establish a link between the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and blood clots, as some have claimed — a
REVIEW An article published by the Epoch Times on 17 December 2022 claimed that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is “linked to blood clots”. This claim is based on a study led by researc
Did the Food and Drug Administration report that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine "causes" blood clots? No, that's not true: In remarks to Lead Stories, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated that the vaccine meets its safety s
“The FDA finally came out and said that Pfizer’s COVID shot causes blood clots.”
Did the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report that "it is illegal to use anything from nature that is not tested for efficacy and safety"? No, that's not true: The FDA regards herbal supplements as foods, not drugs. Therefore, they ar
SciCheck Digest In response to a civil suit, lawyers for the Food and Drug Administration described the agency’s warnings about the unapproved use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19 as “recommendations.” Although that description doesn
Did the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pass "new laws and regulations" to ban sea moss in November 2022? No, that's not true: The FDA does not have the legal authority to either propose or approve legislation, including bans. As a reg
Will the proposed Dietary Supplement Listing Act of 2022 ban all non-Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved supplements and ban all herbs? No that's not true: Senate Bill 4090 doesn't give the FDA more power. The bill would make ingr
Proposed Senate bill would give FDA power to approve dietary supplements and “ban herbs.”
The real takeaway here is, don't eat NyQuil chicken.
The head of the Food and Drug Administration has asked for a review of the agency's food and tobacco programs following months of criticism over their handling of the baby formula shortage and e-cigarette reviews.
For the first time, a pharmaceutical company has asked for permission to sell a birth control pill over the counter in the U.S.
The Food and Drug Administration issued an administrative stay on the order it issued last month for vaping company Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the market.
The FDA anticipates a combination shot that adds protection against a version of the super-contagious omicron variant to the original vaccine.
Federal health officials ordered Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the U.S. market, the latest blow to the embattled company widely blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping.
U.S. regulators authorized the first COVID-19 shots for infants and preschoolers, paving the way for vaccinations to begin.
The Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisers gave a thumbs-up to vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer for the littlest kids.
Does data given to the Food and Drug Administration before Pfizer COVID-19 shots were officially approved show up to 97 percent of vaccinated pregnant women lost their babies? No, that's not true: The Pfizer document that was released as
A claim that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said heart attacks are 71 times higher following the Covid-19 vaccine than following other vaccines, and that the vaccines are killing two people for every one they save is not true. This claim app
In 2019 the FDA approved Bavarian Nordic’s Jynneos vaccine to counter monkeypox. Pfizer did not recently develop a vaccine for monkeypox.
SciCheck Digest COVID-19 vaccines don’t contain microchips and have readily available ingredient lists. But social media posts use an old clip of the Pfizer CEO talking about an “electronic pill” to leave the false impression he was confirming a
FDA Commissioner Robert Califf laid out a series of setbacks in congressional testimony that slowed his agency’s response, including a COVID-19 outbreak at the plant and a whistleblower complaint that didn’t reach FDA leadership because it was appa
U.S. regulators authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection.
A bill has called for greater regulation of the dietary supplement industry. There are no plans to ban or restrict healthy foods and supplements.
U.S. regulators on Thursday strictly limited who can receive Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine due to the ongoing risk of rare but serious blood clots.
Are the ingredients put in vaccines toxic to people? No, that's not true: Before a vaccine is licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended for use by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) it's tested a
The U.S. government will lay out its long-awaited plan to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, which have taken a disproportionate toll on Black smokers and other minorities.
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued an emergency use authorization for what it said is the first device that can detect COVID-19 in breath samples.
Did Nestlé Purina PetCare receive a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding company practices in both 2015 and 2021? No, that's not true: While the FDA did send a warning letter to a Purina plant manager in 2
Some social media users are falsely describing a document showing a $2.8 million payment from Pfizer to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a “bribe” for approval of the […] The post Pfizer did not bribe the FDA for approval of i
Pfizer paid “$2.8 million bribe payment” to the FDA for COVID-19 vaccine approval.