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FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: October 10th, 2020

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


The FDA has updated the dashboard on the Coronavirus Treatment Acceleration Program (CTAP) webpage.

As of September 30th, 2020, 550+ drug development programs were in planning stages, 350+ trials were reviewed by FDA and 5 COVID-19 Coronavirus treatments were currently authorized for emergency use.

Testing updates:

274 tests are authorized by FDA under EUAs; these include 216 molecular tests, 53 antibody tests, and 5 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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