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US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

Shipments of a few million doses could begin as early as Monday.

COVID-19 vaccine shipments begin in historic US effort

The first of many COVID-19 vaccine doses are making their way to distribution sites across the United States, as the nation’s pandemic deaths approach the horrifying new milestone of 300,000.

FDA approves PTSD sleep device for nightmares

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration believes a mobile app could help people with terrifying nightmares.

FDA: Red onions linked to salmonella outbreak that sickened nearly 400 in 31 states, including North Carolina

Red onions from a California supplier may have caused a nationwide salmonella outbreak that sickened nearly 400 people in 31 states. No deaths were reported.

Flawed COVID-19 antibody tests shipped without FDA review

Back in March, the Food and Drug Administration took the unprecedented step of allowing COVID antibody tests to flood the market without review.

FDA issues warning about 9 hand sanitizers

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use hand sanitizer manufactured by the Mexican company Eskbiochem SA de CV because the products contain methanol.

Pharma execs used strip clubs, broke FDA laws to boost opioid sales

Nearly 70,000 Americans die each year from drug overdoses, mostly from opioids. As 60 Minutes has reported, the explosion in both the demand and supply of pharmaceutical opioids began with the aggressive marketing of narcotics to treat chronic pain. Now, we reveal the story of the powerfully addictive, fast-acting opioid, fentanyl.

Chipotle agrees to record $25 million fine over tainted food

Chipotle Mexican Grill has agreed to pay a record $25 million fine to resolve criminal charges that it served tainted food that sickened more than 1,100 people in the U.S. from 2015 to 2018.

FDA approves LabCorp at-home COVID-19 testing kit

The North Carolina-based life sciences company LabCorp announced Tuesday that they received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA for their at-home COVID-19 test.

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BB&T Jamboree cancelled for third year in a row; new event scheduled in its place

West Brunswick's Coach Brett Hickman says the new event will take place for the cancelled BB&T Jamboree

Brunswick County Health Services to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinic at WWAY Event Center

Brunswick County Health Services will be hosting several pop-up vaccination clinics this week including one at the WWAY Event Center in Leland. Appointments are not required for these special clinics. 

New Hanover County Commissioner controversy comes to a head

Tuesday's New Hanover County Commissioner meeting opened with a controversial resolution removed from the agenda.

Biden pushes shots for young adults as variant concern grows

The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to get younger Americans vaccinated for COVID-19 amid growing concern about the spread of a new variant that threatens to set the country back in the months ahead.