FDA clears emergency use of lab-made antibodies to treat COVID-19

  • November 22, 2020
The FDA just cleared a medical advance that could play an important (if limited) role in treating COVID-19 patients. The administration has granted emergency use authorization for Regeneron’s lab-made monoclonal antibodies (a combo of casirivimab and…

FDA clears Apple Watch app that helps treat PTSD-related nightmares

  • November 8, 2020
Your Apple Watch might be the key to addressing nightmare-related sleep issues. The FDA has approved the sale of NightWare, an Apple Watch app (with a corresponding iPhone element) that helps treat nightmares stemming from disorders like PTSD. The sy…

Fitbit’s COVID-19 ventilator gets emergency FDA approval

  • June 3, 2020
Fitbit is one step closer to putting its Flow ventilator into use during the pandemic. The FDA has given Fitbit an Emergency Use Authorization for the Flow to help with severe COVID-19 cases. It still doesn’t have customers lined up, but it’s “in tal…

Eight US companies will manufacture NASA’s COVID-19 ventilator

  • May 29, 2020
Last month, the FDA rushed a NASA-designed ventilator through its fast-track Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) program in hopes that it might be used to treat COVID-19 patients. Caltech, which manages NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), offered t…