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FDA snubs Moderna over necessity of COVID-19 booster dose in Pfizer fiasco repeat

• FDA says two doses of vaccine enough to provide protection against hospitalization and death due to coronavirus • Last month, FDA refrained from taking stance on Pfizer's Covid booster shots as well...

By  Shubhangi On  2021-10-13 02:33:00
Merck seeks FDA approval for antiviral Covid-19 pill

• The pill can cut the rate of hospitalization and death by 50%, according to a study. • If authorized, Merck's pill would become the first oral antiviral for COVID-19. Merck & Co Inc said on Monday i...

By  Shubhangi On  2021-10-12 00:03:00
Pfizer asks FDA for authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11

Key Points • Pfizer has asked the FDA to authorize its COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11 • The clinical data for the kids showed "robust" immune response • Thursday's request may mean the shots w...

By  Arghyadeep On  2021-10-07 22:16:00
Relief for COVID-19 patients as Merck pill may halve hospitalizations, deaths

Molnupiravir is most effective within five days of novel coronavirus infection U.S. administration proposes to buy 1.7 million doses of the pill if passed by FDA Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) says it plans ...

By  Prathapan Bhaskaran On  2021-10-02 01:01:00
Merck to acquire Acceleron for $11.5 billion in rare disease drugs push

Key Points • Merck is buying Acceleron for about $11.5 billion to broaden its portfolio  • The deal gives Merck access to Acceleron's sotatercept, a rare disease drug candidate for PAH • Sotatercept i...

By  Arghyadeep On  2021-09-30 21:31:00
J&J says Covid booster shot increases protection when given two months after first dose

Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday that its Covid-19 booster injection is 94 percent effective when given two months after the initial dosage. It further claims that when administered as a booster, the...

By  Ishika Dangayach On  2021-09-21 20:43:00
CVS to hire 25,000 employees amid flu season, COVID-19 booster administration

CVS Health Corp said on Monday it will hire 25,000 employees for clinical and retail jobs ahead of the flu season and administration of booster COVID-19 vaccine shots in U.S. Most of the available job...

By  Shubhangi On  2021-09-21 02:42:00
Pfizer and BioNTech claim that the Covid-19 vaccine is safe for children aged 5 to 11

Pfizer Inc. and partner BioNTech SE announced that their Covid-19 vaccine was proven to be safe in children aged 5 to 11 years old in late-stage research.  The two-dose injection was shown to be safe ...

By  Ishika Dangayach On  2021-09-20 23:40:00
U.S Treasury disburses $700 billion in pandemic relief since March

The United States Treasury said on Thursday that it has disbursed about $700 billion of the $1 trillion in COVID-19 assistance programs handled by Treasury in the first six months since the American R...

By  Ishika Dangayach On  2021-09-17 01:21:00
CytoDyn announces treatment of the first patient in its pivotal phase 3COVID-19 trial in brazil for patients with severe symptoms

CytoDyn Inc. (OTCQB: CYDY) a late-stage biotechnology company developing leronlimab, a CCR5 antagonist with the potential for multiple therapeutic indications, announced today the treatment of the fir...

By  Hemanth On  2021-09-12 07:53:00
CDC study finds unvaccinated are 11 times susceptible to die from COVID-19

Unvaccinated persons are 11 times more likely than vaccinated people to die from Covid-19, a major study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discovered. The research looked at ...

By  Ishika Dangayach On  2021-09-11 00:40:00
Würk juggles around federal tax prohibition rules to assist cannabis companies

Denver-based fintech Würk intends to assist other cannabis companies, lower their tax burden and other costs after rolling out a COVID-19 payroll tax credit application program with ETaxbreaks. Market...

By  Yashasvini On  2021-09-02 02:06:00
WHO "requests" postponing COVID-19 boosters to facilitate first doses in poor countries

The World Health Organization has requested world leaders to postpone the administration of Covid-19 boosters for at least another month to allow poorer countries to inoculate more of their population...

By  Ishika Dangayach On  2021-09-02 00:39:00
Fast- food restaurants to close indoor dining as Delta variant spreads

U.S. fast-food restaurants including McDonald's Corp are considering to close their dining rooms again as the Delta variant of COVID-19 spreads in the country. Last week, McDonald's Corp instructed it...

By  Shubhangi On  2021-08-30 23:41:00
Cigna to expand Obamacare to 3 new U.S. states

Cigna Corp said on Thursday it would start selling health insurance plans by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, on online marketplaces in three new U.S. states and 93 new counties. The compa...

By  Shubhangi On  2021-08-26 19:26:00
Moderna submits application for full FDA approval for its COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna Inc on Wednesday said it had submitted an application for full approval of its COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S., on course to obtain the second such license from federal regulators. The drugmaker ...

By  Arghyadeep On  2021-08-25 22:13:00
J&J says Covid-19 booster shots gives good immunological response

Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday that the second dose of its Covid-19 vaccine had a positive immunological response in early-stage clinical trials for people previously vaccinated with the single d...

By  Ishika Dangayach On  2021-08-25 20:29:00
Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine gets green signal from FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted complete approval to Pfizer and BioNTech SE's COVID-19 vaccines on Monday, making it the first such authorization from the U.S. medicines regulator to en...

By  Ishika Dangayach On  2021-08-23 23:28:00
LumiraDx and CA Healthcare Acquisition Corp revise transaction terms, expanded strategic roadmap for next-generation point-of-care diagnostics

· Revised transaction terms adjust LumiraDx's pro forma valuation for the combined group from $5 billion to $3 billion (excluding $115 million raised by CA Healthcare Acquisition Corp ("CAHC")in its i...

By  Pavankumar On  2021-08-20 18:50:00
Virpax Pharmaceuticals shares double after FDA’s positive response to anti-viral masking spray

Virpax Pharmaceuticals' shares doubled to $30.56, a day after the company said it received a written pre-investigational new drug response from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its high...

By  Yashasvini On  2021-08-19 02:29:00
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