US Traffic Deaths Fell in 2019 For Third Straight Year, Even as Overall Road Use Increased

US Traffic Deaths Fell in 2019 For Third Straight Year, Even as Overall Road Use Increased

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today released preliminary estimates for the 2019 data on highway crashes, which showed a continued decline in traffic fatalities. The federal agency previously reported declines in traffic deaths during 2018 and 2017, and these latest estimates continue the downward trend. “Safety is our … Read more

Good News on This Day in History – May 11

Good News on This Day in History – May 11

60 years ago today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved of birth control as an additional use for the G. D. Searle drug Enovid, making it the first approved oral contraceptive pill following the largest drug trials ever run. The FDA had already reviewed the issue of safety when … Read more

FDA Okays Historic Blood Treatment for COVID; Clinical Trials to Use Antibodies From Recovered Patients

FDA Okays Historic Blood Treatment for COVID; Clinical Trials to Use Antibodies From Recovered Patients

As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) works to facilitate expedited access to several investigative drug interventions to treat COVID-19 patients, one particularly promising treatment is now set to enter clinical trials in New York. The convalescent plasma treatment involves drawing blood plasma out of an individual who has … Read more