FDA News Briefs for July 28, 2020

These Food and Drug Administration (FDA) developments came in this week:FDA Reissues EUA for COVID-19 Diagnostic TestThe FDA has reissued the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the LabCorp COVID-19 RT-PCR Test to include two new indications for use: testing for...

FDA Updates on Hand Sanitizers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers and health care providers about hand sanitizers containing methanol. Methanol is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested, and can be life-threatening when ingested.The FDA has...

NIH Halts COVID-19 Hydroxychloroquine Trial

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced on June 20, 2020, that the ORCHID study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of adults hospitalized with COVID-19 has been stopped. A data and safety monitoring board (DSMB)...