An employee checks the vaccination record of a customer at a 24-hour gym in San Francisco. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

US president Joe Biden urged employers to require workers to get vaccinated against Covid-19 after the Food and Drug Administration granted full appro(...)

A person recieves a second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to health care workers at the Hartford Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut, US. Photograph: Joseph Prezioso/AFP

The US drug regulator on Monday granted full approval to the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE Covid 19 vaccine that earned emergency-use authorization in Decemb(...)

A patient in the Aduhelm trial, after an infusion. Photograph: Kayana Szymczak/The New York Times

Drug approval is a remarkably sensitive subject. Pressure from patients – and some doctors – will always be for better treatments for poorly served co(...)

Most children with Covid-19 only develop mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. However, children are not without risk of becoming seriously ill, and they can still spread the virus. File photograph: iStock

US regulators on Monday authorised Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine for use in children as young as 12, widening the country’s inoculation progr(...)

Julia Vitarello with her daughter Mila (8) who has a rare neurological disorder, at their home in Colorado. Photograph: Nick Cote/The New York Times

A new drug, created to treat just one patient, has pushed the bounds of personalised medicine and has raised unexplored regulatory and ethical questio(...)

Janet Woodcock, FDA director of the agency’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research: Amarin has taken a pre-emptive First Amendment case, accusing the FDA of restricting its right to free speech

The US Food and Drug Administration seems mildly discomfited. It’s not a state that one usually associates with the most powerful regulator of the pha(...)