The hottest FDA Substack posts right now

And their main takeaways
Top Science Topics
Unmasked • 102 implied HN points • 01 Mar 24
  1. COVID vaccines have faced challenges like waning protection, ineffective boosters, and increased side effect risks.
  2. The CDC approved multiple additional vaccine doses, bringing the total up to nine, but none guarantee protection against infection or transmission.
  3. Recent congressional testimony raised concerns about the early days of COVID vaccine approval.
Vinay Prasad's Observations and Thoughts • 176 implied HN points • 04 Jan 24
  1. FDA commissioner Robert Califf is making inappropriate claims about vaccines and boosters on Twitter.
  2. Califf's claims are not supported by randomized trials, which go against FDA standards.
  3. Califf is spreading misinformation and using low quality evidence, acting more like a Pfizer spokesperson than a respected academic and scholar.
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Steve Kirsch's newsletter • 12 implied HN points • 15 Mar 24
  1. The individual made multiple attempts to contact the FDA regarding various concerns, but did not receive any response.
  2. Despite lack of response, the individual was able to connect with a live member of FDA media relations leadership and presented their offer for a public dialog to address differences.
  3. While unsure of FDA's willingness to engage in public discussion, the individual finds the connection made with FDA media relations leadership intriguing.
Injecting Freedom • 80 implied HN points • 25 Jun 23
  1. Most childhood vaccines were licensed without using a placebo control in their clinical trials.
  2. The clinical trial for RotaTeq did not use a true placebo as the control group, but included bioactive ingredients.
  3. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. advocates for vaccine safety and freedom of choice without restricting access to vaccines.