FDA Takes Further Steps to Confront Opioid Crisis Through Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy Programs

FDA Takes Further Steps to Confront Opioid Crisis Through Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy Programs

Washington, D.C…. While our efforts to combat COVID-19 remain at the forefront of our day-to-day activities, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration also continues its work on a number of important public health issues and, in particular, the opioid crisis. We remain committed to using all facets of our regulatory authority to lessen the impact […]

Presidential Veto Message to the House of Representatives for H.R. 6395

Presidential Veto Message to the House of Representatives for H.R. 6395

Washington, D.C….To the house the representatives: I am returning, without my approval, H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (the “Act”). My Administration recognizes the importance of the Act to our national security. Unfortunately, the Act fails to include critical national security measures, includes provisions that fail to respect our veterans […]

July 1, 2020 Estimates of Population and Housing Units

July 1, 2020 Estimates of Population and Housing Units

Washington, D.C…. The U.S. Census Bureau today released July​ 1, 2020 estimate​s of the total population and voting-age population for the nation and states. Additional estimate​s for metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas, counties, cities, towns, and Puerto Rico and its municipios, as well as estimates of housing units for the nation, states and counties will be released on a […]

Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19

Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19

Washington, D.C…. Over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to recent provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While overdose deaths were already increasing in the months […]

FDA Approves Prosthetic Implant for Above-the-Knee Amputations

FDA Approves Prosthetic Implant for Above-the-Knee Amputations

Washington, D.C…. “(Yesterday’s) approval of the OPRA Implant System expands options for prostheses for individuals who have had above-the-knee amputations and can help those who have had or may have problems with rehabilitation and have not been able to benefit from available socket prostheses,” said Capt. Raquel Peat, Ph.D., MP.H., USPHS, director of the FDA’s […]

FDA Approves First Oral Hormone Therapy for Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer

FDA Approves First Oral Hormone Therapy for Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer

Washington, D.C….“(Yesterday’s) approval marks the first oral drug in this class and it may eliminate some patients’ need to visit the clinic for treatments that require administration by a health care provider,” said Richard Pazdur, M.D., director of the FDA’s Oncology Center of Excellence and acting director of the Office of Oncologic Diseases in the […]

Remarks by Vice President Pence at a Safe and Effective Vaccine Confidence Event

Remarks by Vice President Pence at a Safe and Effective Vaccine Confidence Event

Washington, D.C…. The Vice President: Well, good morning. And thank you all for being here. I want to thank my wonderful wife, our Second Lady Karen Pence; the Surgeon General; Dr. Tony Fauci; and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force who are joining us here today. I especially want to thank the fine […]

Jobless Numbers Trend Upwards as 885,000 Initial Jobless Claims Filed Last Week. 48,341 in California Alone

Jobless Numbers Trend Upwards as 885,000 Initial Jobless Claims Filed Last Week. 48,341 in California Alone

Washington, DC…In the week ending December 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 885,000, an increase of 23,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 9,000 from 853,000 to 862,000. The 4-week moving average was 812,500, an increase of 34,250 from the previous week’s revised […]