Sean Marsala

FDA Gives Nod to Pfizer Vaccine

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for Covid-19 was finally granted Emergency Use Authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration late Friday night for people aged 16 and older. The decision comes following a safety review, months of testing, and intense pressure from the Trump administration, which reportedly told the head of the FDA, Stephen Hahn, MD, […]Read More

Pfizer Vaccine Inches to Approval; More Questions Raised over AZ’s

The Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine for Covid-19 has taken another big step forward after the FDA released the findings of its safety report. This document will provide the information needed for the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, slated to meet this week, to decide whether to grant an Emergency Use Authorization for […]Read More

A Long Time Coming: New Guidance on Asthma Management

Medical innovation often comes fast, but mainstreaming those discoveries into the clinic can come slowly. When the last federal asthma treatment guidelines were released in 2007, George W. Bush was president and the first iPhone was two months old. For a condition that affects over 24 and a half million Americans — almost 8% of […]Read More

The UK grants approval for Pfizer vaccine

“Help is on the way.”  That was the message from UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock this morning, announcing that the United Kingdom has become the first Western country to grant emergency approval for the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. The vaccine The newly approved vaccine was jointly developed by US-based pharmaceutical firm Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech. Pfizer […]Read More

Ready for a Covid-Impacted Holiday Season?

Coronavirus cases are spiking across the country, and local and state governments are trying to curb the spread.  Here’s a synopsis of pandemic-created changes to review as we head into winter and the holiday season. In most cities, expect indoor dining to no longer be an option — it’s already happened in Philadelphia and St. […]Read More

The Covid-19 Sports Report: Autumn Edition

For sports lovers, the year 2020 is one to forget. Seasons have withstood many disruptions, only to be brought back in unfamiliar formats with few, if any, fans in the stands.  It’s also been a year to witness how well, or just the opposite, sports leagues have handled the pandemic. For some leagues, thanks to […]Read More