STAT1 min de lectureMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Pause For J&J Covid-19 Shot To Continue At Least A Week; Biden Expands Candidate List For FDA Commish
The U.S. government pause on use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine is unlikely to be lifted for at least another week or 10 days.
STAT1 min de lectureMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Novavax Faces Raw-materials Shortages For Covid-19 Shot; India Curbs Vaccine Exports
Novavax is delaying signing a contract to supply its Covid-19 vaccine to the European Union because the company is struggling to source raw materials.
STAT1 min de lectureMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Single Pfizer Shot Is 85% Effective In Preventing Symptomatic Covid-19; Biden To Commit $4 Billion To COVAX
An Israeli study found that a single shot of the Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer (PFE) and BioNTech (BNTX) is 85% effective in preventing symptomatic disease.
STAT1 min de lectureMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: An Arthritis Drug Reduced Covid-19 Death Rates; Impatience Grows Over Choosing FDA Commissioner
Tocilizumab, a drug usually used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, reduced the rate of death in hospitalized Covid-19 patients in a major clinical trial.
STAT1 min de lectureMedical
Opinion: Editor’s Note: This Opinion Piece Is Now Outdated
There is little doubt the Grail cancer test will engender more testings. But what we really want to know is whether getting the test helps people live longer or live…
STAT1 min de lectureMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: J&J Seeks Emergency Use For Its Coronavirus Vaccine; Merck Says Parasite Drug Does Not Work On Covid-19
Johnson & Johnson has applied to the FDA for an emergency use authorization for its one-dose Covid-19 vaccine, setting in motion a process all but sure to see a third…
STAT1 min de lectureMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Pfizer Agrees To Supply Covid-19 Vaccine To WHO Covax Program; FDA Approves First Injectable HIV Medicine
Pfizer and BioNTech agreed to supply their Covid-19 vaccine to the COVAX vaccine access scheme co-led by the World Health Organization.
STAT1 min de lectureMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Pfizer And BioNTech Say Vaccine Is Effective Against Covid-19 Variant; U.S. To Join COVAX Initiative
The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine appears to work just as well against a fast-spreading variant first identified in the U.K. as it does against earlier forms of the coronavirus.
STAT1 min de lecture
Sharon Begley, Path-breaking Science Journalist Who Spun Words Into Gold, Dies At 64
From the glory days of print magazines to 2020’s Twitter-crazed news cycles, Sharon Begley won more awards and accolades than could fit in an obituary. The accomplishments she was prouder…
STAT1 min de lectureAmerican Government
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Biden Taps Kessler To Lead Operation Warp Speed; Trump Administration Seeks Term Limits On Top FDA, CDC Scientists
President-elect Joe Biden has chosen David Kessler to help lead Operation Warp Speed, the program to accelerate development of Covid-19 vaccines and treatments.
STAT1 min de lectureBiology
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Seems To Work Against Covid-19 Mutation; Sarepta Gene Therapy Shows Mixed Results
United Kingdom regulators cleared the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, adding a third shot for emergency use against the pandemic as infections surge there.
STAT1 min de lectureMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: U.S. Considers Giving Half-doses Of Moderna Vaccine; Americans May Not Get AstraZeneca Shot Until April
The U.S. government is considering giving some people half the dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine in order to speed vaccinations.
STAT1 min de lectureMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Feds Sue Walmart Over Opioid Prescriptions; U.S. Buys More Pfizer Vaccine Doses
According to a 160-page civil complaint, Walmart knew its system for detecting suspicious prescriptions was faulty but did little to address the matter as its network of pharmacies filled millions…
STAT1 min de lectureMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: FDA Panel Endorses Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine; Sacklers Dodge Blame For Opioid Crisis At Hearing
An FDA advisory panel recommended the agency issue an emergency use authorization for the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, all but guaranteeing the agency will do so.
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STAT+: Pharmalittle: Hospitals Grapple With Extra Dose Of Pfizer Vaccine; FDA Panel Meets To Review Moderna Vaccine
With the Covid-19 vaccine in short supply, hospital pharmacists found themselves throwing away one in every six doses of the first vaccines distributed this week in the U.S.
STAT1 min de lecture
STAT+: Pharmalittle: FDA Finds Moderna Vaccine Effective; Trump Drug Discount Card Gets New Life
Food and Drug Administration staff members did not raise new concerns over data for the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine in documents made public on Tuesday.
STAT1 min de lectureMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: FDA Panel Endorses Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine; Meanwhile, Sanofi Shot Suffers Major Setback
A panel of outside experts recommended the FDA issue an emergency use authorization to the Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.
STAT1 min de lectureMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: FDA Advisers Reviewing Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Today; White House Hits Roadblock On Drug Discount Cards
An FDA advisory committee is meeting Thursday to consider whether the agency should authorize emergency use of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.
STAT1 min de lectureBiology
STAT+: Genetic Reprogramming Rejuvenates Nerve Cells And Restores Vision In Mice
Harvard scientists reported not only rejuvenating nerve cells in lab dishes and mice, but also restoring vision that the rodents had lost.
STAT1 min de lectureMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: U.K. Approves Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine; Trump Pressures FDA To Approve Covid-19 Shots
The U.K. became the first country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, a decision that will likely put pressure on the FDA to move swiftly to…
STAT1 min de lectureMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Serum Institute Threatens To Sue Covid-19 Vaccine Trial Participant; U.S. Agency Prepares For Covid-19 Vaccine Fraud
The Department of Homeland Security is working with dozens of drug companies racing to finalize and distribute Covid-19 vaccines and treatments to prepare for the scams that are coming.
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STAT+: Pharmalittle: Pfizer Asking Today For Emergency-use Status For Covid-19 Vaccine; Trump To Release Drug-pricing Rules
Pfizer and BioNTech plan to apply Friday to the FDA for an emergency use authorization for their Covid-19 vaccine, a watershed moment in the effort to curb the global pandemic.
STAT1 min de lectureMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Pfizer Launches Pilot Program To Deliver Covid-19 Vaccine; Amazon Announces New Online Pharmacy Offering
Pfizer launched a pilot delivery program for its experimental Covid-19 vaccine in four U.S. states, as the drug maker seeks to address distribution challenges stemming from its ultra-cold storage requirements.
STAT1 min de lectureMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Fauci Urges Covid-19 Vaccine Access For All Countries; Cancer Trial Enrollment Drops Notably During Pandemic
U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said vaccine developers should push to make billions of their Covid-19 vaccines to ensure access to all parts of the world.
STAT1 min de lectureMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: FDA OKs Lilly Drug For Covid-19; Most Americans Would Get A Covid-19 Shot If Infection Risk Drops By Half
Six in 10 Americans are somewhat or very likely to get a Covid-19 vaccine if doing so would lower the risk of becoming infected by about half, according to a…
STAT1 min de lectureAmerican Government
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Biden Wins Biotech Support Despite His Policies; WHO Sets Covid-19 Compensation Fund For Low-income Nations
From a policy perspective, Joe Biden should be biotech’s worst nightmare. But that isn’t stopping major biotech chief executives and investors from personally backing Biden's campaign.
STAT1 min de lectureMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Lilly Signs $375 Million Deal With U.S. For Covid-19 Drug; Sanofi And Glaxo Will Supply Vaccine To COVAX
Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline plan to make 200 million doses of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate available to the COVAX vaccine allocation plan.
STAT1 min de lectureMedical
STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: Study Says Blood Plasma Did Not Help Covid-19 Patients; FDA Gives Official Blessing To Remdesivir
Infusing hospitalized Covid-19 patients with blood plasma from people who recovered had no effect on whether patients got sicker or died, according to the first completed randomized trial of the…
STAT1 min de lectureMedical
STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: Why The FDA Covid-19 Vaccine Meeting Matters; GAO To Probe Whether Trump Aides Meddled With FDA, CDC
Thursday's meeting of outside experts is a reassuring sign the FDA plans to make decisions based not on political timetables but on data that show whether Covid-19 vaccines are safe…
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STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: Fewer Americans Are Willing To Get A Covid-19 Shot When It’s First Available; Remdesivir May Not Be A Big Seller
The share of Americans who say they are likely to get a Covid-19 vaccine as soon as it’s available is dropping — and the decline is more pronounced among Black…
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