New rapid at-home COVID test approved by FDA as demand surges
With demand for at-home rapid COVID tests skyrocketing, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new version Friday. - Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images North America/TNS

With demand for at-home rapid COVID tests skyrocketing, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new version Friday. The rapid test from Swiss pharma company Roche was granted emergency use authorization and should see a massive rollout in January, the company announced in a press release. Many pharmacies already sell at-home rapid tests developed by Binax, which have been stocked since April 2021. But as omicron sweeps across the country, demand for at-home rapid tests has left store shelves bare and people desperate for another option. The Roche test can return results within 20 minutes, ...