U.S. Food and Drug Administration Coronavirus - - - COVID-19 - - - Update: Daily Roundup October 13, 2020 | site |

(October 13, 2020) - - Today, October 13, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published the following information:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continued to take action in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
  • Testing updates:
  • As of today, 279 tests are authorized by FDA under EUAs; these include 217 molecular tests, 56 antibody tests, and 6 antigen tests.

The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.