Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today continued to take action in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

    --  On June 8, 2020, the FDA approved an abbreviated new drug application
        for succinylcholine chloride injection USP 200 mg/10 mL, which is
        indicated in addition to general anesthesia, to facilitate tracheal
        intubation and to provide skeletal muscle relaxation during surgery or
        mechanical ventilation. Side effects of succinylcholine chloride
        injection include anaphylaxis, hyperkalemia, and malignant hyperthermia.
        The FDA recognizes the increased demand for certain products during the
        COVID-19 public health emergency, and we remain deeply committed to
        facilitating access to safe and effective medical products to help
        address critical needs of the American public.
    --  The FDA issued a warning letter to one company for selling a fraudulent
        COVID-19 product, as part of the agency's effort to protect consumers.
        The seller that received FDA's warning,,
        participates in the Amazon Associates program. As an Amazon associate,
        the company earns commissions on its website for promoting the sale on
        Amazon of certain products. One essential-oil product promoted by the
        site is accompanied by misleading claims that this product can mitigate,
        prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-19 in people. FDA requested the
        company immediately stop promoting and participating in the sale of the
        fraudulent COVID-19 product. There are currently no FDA-approved
        products to prevent or treat COVID-19. Consumers concerned about
        COVID-19 should consult with their health care provider.
    --  Testing updates:
        --  To date, the FDA has authorized 128 tests under EUAs, which include
            108 molecular tests, 19 antibody tests, and 1 antigen test.

Additional Resources:

    --  FAQs on Testing for SARS-CoV-2
    --  Policy for Coronavirus Disease-2019 Tests During the Public Health
        Emergency (Revised)
    --  Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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