U.S. Food and Drug Administration

June 3, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

La FDA Advierte sobre Comer Cigarras si Tiene Alergias a los Mariscos

Muchos residentes de Maryland se han dado el gusto de comer cigarras o chicharras llenas de proteínas. Sin embargo, algunas personas deberían pensarlo dos veces antes de disfrutar de uno de los insectos comestibles y crujientes que surgen del suelo cada 17 años. “¡Sí! ¡Tenemos que decirlo!”, Tuiteó la FDA el miércoles. “No coma #cicadas […]

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June 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

FDA Says Don’t Eat Cicadas If You Have Seafood Allergies

Many Marylanders have been indulging by eating protein-filled cicadas. However, some people should think twice before they enjoy one of the crunchy, edible insects that come up from the ground every 17 years. “Yep! We have to say it!,” the FDA tweeted on Wednesday. “Don’t eat #cicadas if you’re allergic to seafood as these insects […]

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April 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Residents 16+ Can Now Sign Up for Vaccine

Since Monday, Montgomery County residents older than 16 have been able to preregister to receive the coronavirus vaccine at all state and county operated vaccine clinics. This news comes as coronavirus cases for children have been on the rise across the country—particularly in the state of Michigan, which currently is experiencing the worst outbreak in […]

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March 1, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Dr. Fauci: ‘Definitivamente Tomaría la Vacuna Johnson & Johnson’

El Dr. Anthony Fauci, Jefe Asesor Médico del Presidente Biden y Director del Instituto Nacional de Alergias y Enfermedades Infecciosas, dijo que “definitivamente tomaría la vacuna Johnson & Johnson”, en un video reciente de preguntas y respuestas en Twitter. There’s now a third safe COVID-19 vaccine, so we asked Dr. Fauci to walk us through […]

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March 1, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Dr. Fauci Says He ‘Would Definitely Take the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to President Biden and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that he “would definitely take the Johnson & Johnson vaccine” in a recent Q&A video on Twitter. There’s now a third safe COVID-19 vaccine, so we asked Dr. Fauci to walk us through the […]

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February 24, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

FDA Confirms Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe, Effective

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 single-dose vaccine is “safe and effective,” according to a Food and Drug Administration analysis released Wednesday. To date, the vaccine is approximately 66% effective in preventing moderate to severe COVID-19. In a recent briefing document, the FDA stated that the vaccine is “consistent with the recommendations set forth in FDA’s […]

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September 10, 2019 | Staff Writer

The FDA, Vaping, and You

Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and death in the United States, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Since 2009, FDA has regulated cigarettes, smokeless, and roll-your-own tobacco.  The FDA finalized a rule, effective August 8, 2016, to regulate all tobacco products, including electronic nicotine delivery systems. Despite […]

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April 10, 2019 | Sam Merrill

FDA to Host Workshop on Youth Tobacco Use in White Oak

The Food and Drug Administration is holding a public scientific workshop at their White Oak campus next month to address the growing epidemic of teen nicotine addiction. The workshop, titled “Youth Tobacco Cessation: Science and Treatment Strategies,” will discuss the challenges, science, and treatment strategies involved with teen tobacco use and addiction, particularly with the […]

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February 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

Smokehouse Recalls Pet Products Due to Possible Salmonella

Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc. based in Sun Valley, California is recalling all package types of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies,” due to possible contamination with Salmonella.  According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have […]

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October 5, 2015 | Staff Writer

LifeSci Village is Now Viva White Oak

LifeSci Village- a planned, 300-acre, mixed-use project in the White Oak area- is now Viva White Oak. Developers announced the new name and logo after soliciting input from a community-based committee called Labquest, which was “instrumental” in attracting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to White Oak and in advancing approval of the county’s White Oak […]

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