FDA Approves First-of-its-Kind Intentional Genomic Alteration in Line of Domestic Pigs for Both Human Food, Potential Therapeutic Uses

FDA Approves First-of-its-Kind Intentional Genomic Alteration in Line of Domestic Pigs for Both Human Food, Potential Therapeutic Uses

Washington D.C…. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a first-of-its-kind intentional genomic alteration (IGA) in a line of domestic pigs, referred to as GalSafe pigs, which may be used for food or human therapeutics. This is the first IGA in an animal that the FDA has approved for both human food consumption and […]

Statement from the Press Secretary

Statement from the Press Secretary

Washington, D.C. … Today, the Department of the Treasury announced designations on two individuals from Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security for their direct involvement in the abduction, detention, and probable death of Robert Levinson. It is clear that not only were senior Iranian officials responsible for Mr. Levinson’s disappearance, but that they took deliberate […]

U.S. CDC Committee of Independent Health Experts Recommends Vaccination with Pfizer and Biontech COVID-19 Vaccine for Persons Ages 16 Years and Older

U.S. CDC Committee of Independent Health Experts Recommends Vaccination with Pfizer and Biontech COVID-19 Vaccine for Persons Ages 16 Years and Older

New York & Mainz, Germany… Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) announced today that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted today to recommend the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in people 16 years of age and older under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) issued […]

Statements from Whitehouse on G20

Statements from Whitehouse on G20

Washington, DC…President Donald J. Trump participated in the second day of the virtual G20 Leaders Summit on November 22, 2020. President Trump discussed the economic model he has enacted through cutting taxes and regulations, promoting abundant and affordable energy, and negotiating trade agreements grounded in the principles of fairness and reciprocity. President Trump expressed the […]

Statements from Whitehouse on G20

Statements from Whitehouse on G20

Washington, DC…President Donald J. Trump participated in the second day of the virtual G20 Leaders Summit on November 22, 2020. President Trump discussed the economic model he has enacted through cutting taxes and regulations, promoting abundant and affordable energy, and negotiating trade agreements grounded in the principles of fairness and reciprocity. President Trump expressed the […]

President-Elect Joe Biden Announces Members of White House Senior Staff

President-Elect Joe Biden Announces Members of White House Senior Staff

Washington, DC…President-elect Joe Biden has announced new members of his White House senior staff. These diverse, experienced, and talented individuals demonstrate President-elect Biden’s continued commitment to building an administration that not only looks like America, but is also ready to deliver results for working families on day one. “I’m proud to name additional members of […]

Pfizer and Biontech to Submit Emergency Use Authorization Request Yesterday to the U.S. FDA for COVID-19 Vaccine

Pfizer and Biontech to Submit Emergency Use Authorization Request Yesterday to the U.S. FDA for COVID-19 Vaccine

New York & Mainz, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) announced they will submit a request today to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of their mRNA vaccine candidate, BNT162b2 against SARS-CoV-2, which will potentially enable use of the vaccine in high-risk populations in the U.S. by […]

FDA Authorizes Drug Combination for Treatment of COVID-19

FDA Authorizes Drug Combination for Treatment of COVID-19

Washington, DC…The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the drug baricitinib, in combination with remdesivir, for the treatment of suspected or laboratory confirmed COVID-19 in hospitalized adults and pediatric patients two years of age or older requiring supplemental oxygen, invasive mechanical ventilation, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). In a clinical […]

Covid Update from Vice President Pence and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force

Covid Update from Vice President Pence and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force

Washington, DC…Well, good afternoon. We just completed our second meeting this week with members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. And we’ve continued — we’ve continued to be on the same mission we’ve been on throughout the course of this year, and that is to save American lives and to work every day toward […]