Governor Gavin Newsom Selects Secretary of State Alex Padilla as California’s Next United States Senator

Governor Gavin Newsom Selects Secretary of State Alex Padilla as California’s Next United States Senator

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the selection of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to be California’s next United States Senator, filling the term being vacated by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Padilla, who previously served as a Los Angeles City Councilman and State Senator, and is a national leader in the fight to expand […]

Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19

Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19

Washington, D.C…. Over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to recent provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While overdose deaths were already increasing in the months […]

FDA Approves Prosthetic Implant for Above-the-Knee Amputations

FDA Approves Prosthetic Implant for Above-the-Knee Amputations

Washington, D.C…. “(Yesterday’s) approval of the OPRA Implant System expands options for prostheses for individuals who have had above-the-knee amputations and can help those who have had or may have problems with rehabilitation and have not been able to benefit from available socket prostheses,” said Capt. Raquel Peat, Ph.D., MP.H., USPHS, director of the FDA’s […]

FDA Approves First Oral Hormone Therapy for Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer

FDA Approves First Oral Hormone Therapy for Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer

Washington, D.C….“(Yesterday’s) approval marks the first oral drug in this class and it may eliminate some patients’ need to visit the clinic for treatments that require administration by a health care provider,” said Richard Pazdur, M.D., director of the FDA’s Oncology Center of Excellence and acting director of the Office of Oncologic Diseases in the […]

Remarks by Vice President Pence at a Safe and Effective Vaccine Confidence Event

Remarks by Vice President Pence at a Safe and Effective Vaccine Confidence Event

Washington, D.C…. The Vice President: Well, good morning. And thank you all for being here. I want to thank my wonderful wife, our Second Lady Karen Pence; the Surgeon General; Dr. Tony Fauci; and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force who are joining us here today. I especially want to thank the fine […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Antigen Test as First Over-the-Counter Fully At-Home Diagnostic Test for COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Antigen Test as First Over-the-Counter Fully At-Home Diagnostic Test for COVID-19

Washington, D.C…. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the first over-the-counter (OTC) fully at-home diagnostic test for COVID-19. The Ellume COVID-19 Home Test is a rapid, lateral flow antigen test, a type of test that runs a liquid sample along a surface with reactive molecules. The test detects fragments […]

Governor Newsom Launches “Vaccinate All 58” Campaign Based on Safety and Equity as First Vaccines Arrive to California

Governor Newsom Launches “Vaccinate All 58” Campaign Based on Safety and Equity as First Vaccines Arrive to California

Los Angeles, CA… As the first doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrive in California, Governor Gavin Newsom today launched “Vaccinate All 58”, California’s campaign for a safe, fair and equitable vaccine for all 58 counties in the state. The Governor joined Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, one of the first locations in the state […]

Attorney General Becerra Petitions Court to Compel Amazon to Comply with Outstanding Investigative Subpoenas

Attorney General Becerra Petitions Court to Compel Amazon to Comply with Outstanding Investigative Subpoenas

Sacramento, CA… California Attorney General Xavier Becerra yesterday announced filing a petition in the Sacramento County Superior Court requesting that the court order Amazon.com, Inc. (Amazon) to comply with outstanding investigative subpoenas. The state’s petition alleges that Amazon has failed to adequately comply with lawful requests for information as part of an ongoing investigation into […]