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U.S. FDA advisers back Moderna COVID booster shots for older and high-risk people

(Reuters) – A panel of expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unanimously voted on Thursday to recommend booster shots of Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine for Americans aged 65 and older and those at high risk of severe illness or occupational exposure to the virus. If…

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In this Dec. 15, 2020, file photo, a droplet falls from a syringe after a person was injected with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

(AP) – Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key…

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A vial labelled with the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine gains full U.S. regulatory approval

(Reuters) – The U.S. drug regulator on Monday granted full approval to the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE COVID–19 vaccine – the first to secure such Food and Drug Administration validation – prompting President Joe Biden to make a fresh pitch to vaccine skeptics…

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People warned not to spray ethyl alcohol on food in attempt to kill COVID-19

The Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) is warning people not to spray ethyl alcohol directly onto their food, in the misbelief that the substance can kill the COVID-19 virus….

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Human trials of Thailand’s first COVID protein subunit vaccine to begin in September

The first phase of human trials of a COVID-19 protein subunit vaccine, jointly developed by the Vaccine Research Centre of Chulalongkorn University and Baiya Phytopharm Company, will be launched in…

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US authorizes COVID boosters for those with weakened immune systems

Washington (AFP) – The United States on Thursday authorized an extra dose of COVID vaccine for people with weakened immune systems, as the country struggles to thwart the Delta variant. Emergency use…

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Thai FDA expected to approve locally-made Favipiravir antiviral drug this month

Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) is expected to approve the registration of locally-produced Favipiravir antiviral medication this month, to be used in the treatment of COVID-19 patients, according to…

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Doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are seen at the Biblioteka kod Milutina restaurant in Kragujevac, Serbia, May 4, 2021, in an offer to promote vaccination and contribute to the reopening of cafes, restaurants and bars. REUTERS/Marko Djurica/File Photo

China’s Sinopharm becomes fifth vaccine approved in Thailand

China’s state-owned Sinopharm vaccine has become the fifth brand to be approved for emergency use in Thailand by the country’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA). “The Sinopharm vaccine is safe…

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Empty vials of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray during vaccinations of people over age 50 inside Universidad Mayor de San Andres public university in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, May 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

China’s Sinopharm applies for vaccine approval in Thailand

Thailand’s Food and Drug administration (FDA) revealed today (Tuesday) that all the necessary documents to seek approval for China’s state-owned Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine have been submitted, with a decision expected…

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Moderna COVID-19 vaccine waits for approval from Thai FDA

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry is looking to procure the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine through the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO), after a discussion with a Moderna representative today. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine…

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Thai FDA discourages use of rapid test kits to assess immunity after COVID vaccination

Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised against the use of commercial rapid antibody test kits to assess immunity after vaccination, due to their unreliability and possible false results….

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US agencies recommend ‘pause’ in use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine over blood clot fears

US health authorities recommended a “pause” Tuesday in the use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine “out of an abundance of caution” over potential links to a rare type…

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95 new COVID-19 infections recorded in Thailand on Tuesday

Thailand recorded 95 new COVID-19 cases and 85 new recoveries on Tuesday, with Samut Sakhon province still on top of the list, recording 54 new infections, according to CCSA assistant…

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COVID-19 restrictions on businesses in eight eastern provinces to be eased

Restrictions imposed in the eight eastern provinces of Thailand since mid-December, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, are expected to be eased as the situation there gradually improves. Deputy Public…

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First shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to arrive in Thailand this week

Thailand may get its first emergency shipment of COVID-19 vaccine this week, ahead of schedule, and vaccinations should be able to begin in February, according to Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general…

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GPO and FDA told to increase production of face masks and sanitizers

The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) and the Office of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been instructed, by the Ministry of Public Health, to step up production of face…

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FDA withholds approval of Mr. Dacha’s cannabis oil

Patients hoping to gain access to medicinal cannabis oil, produced by Mr. Decha Siripat of the Khao Kwan Foundation, have been dealt a blow after Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration…

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Registered patients can keep medicinal cannabis for 3 months from May 21st

Patients, in registered possession of medicinal cannabis, will be allowed to keep it for three months after the amnesty deadline expired on Tuesday. Food and Drug Administration secretary-general Dr. Tharet…

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FDA warns new drug law does not legalize unlicensed marijuana cultivation

Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has clarified that the new narcotics law does not legalize the unrestricted planting of marijuana in an apparent response to Bhumjai Thai party’s manifesto…

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