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The Bowels of FDA

If you’ve wondered about the inner workings of FDA, there’s a new spot on their website that introduces just what FDA does. According to NPR, this site is part of FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg’s three-phase plan to make the agency more transparent. This first phase is public outreach and coming up will be efforts to keep the public informed on daily activities at FDA and then to have information for industries that FDA regulates.

The Scan

Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.