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FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: August 27th, 2020

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Silver Spring, MD – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing to take action in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic:

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The FDA posted a new “FDA Insight” podcast featuring Deputy Commissioner Anand Shah, M.D., and Valerie Jensen, the associate director of the drug shortages staff in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, discussing drug shortages and how the COVID-19 pandemic can impact the drug supply chain.

Testing updates:

To date, the FDA has currently authorized 224 tests under EUAs; these include 181 molecular tests, 40 antibody tests, and 3 antigen tests.

About the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.

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