Pfizer Starts Mid-to-Late-stage Trial of Oral Antiviral Therapy for COVID-19

Pfizer Inc. and Merck & Co. Inc.’s commenced the latest trial for their developing oral antiviral drugs for COVID-19 in combatting the rise of potentially terminal virus-related illnesses. Reuters reported that Pfizer’s recent mid-to-late stage trial will sign up 1,140 …

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UK Regulator Accuses Pfizer of Epilepsy Drug Price Gouging

UK regulators accused pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Flynn of fraudulently overcharging the National Health Service (NHS) for critical anti-epilepsy medicines and exploiting their market dominance to boost prices overnight. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has reaffirmed its 2016 conclusion …

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AstraZeneca’s Experimental Antibody Treatment Fails Preventing Exposed Patients from Acquiring COVID-19

AstraZeneca announced on Tuesday that its experimental monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19, also known as AZD7442, failed to hit the pharmaceutical giant’s primary aim of preventing symptoms in individuals who recently became exposed to the coronavirus disease. The company said …

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FDA Approves First New Drug for Alzheimer’s in Nearly 20 Years

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 7 approved the use of Aduhelm for Alzheimer’s, becoming the first new drug approved for the disease in nearly 20 years. “Aduhelm represents a first-of-its-kind treatment approved for Alzheimer’s disease. …

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China Imposes Total Ban of Synthetic Cannabinoids

The Chinese government issued an order to add all synthetic cannabinoids substances to the list of prohibited drugs in the country, China’s drug control unit said in a statement on Tuesday. In a press release, China’s National Narcotics Control Commission …

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Wellspring recalls Welmate Lidocaine Numbing Cream Due to Packaging Not Being Child-Resistant

Wellspring, of Monsey, N.Y., recalled about 15,000 containers of Welmate Lidocaine Numbing Cream due to potential safety risk. The packaging of the product, which contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, is not child-resistant as required by law, posing a risk of …

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India Bans Remdesivir Exports Amid Worsening COVID Crisis

The Indian government announced on Sunday that it would ban the exportation of the antiviral drug Remdesivir and its active pharmaceutical ingredients as the country continues registering spiking number of COVID-19 cases over the previous week. In a statement, the …

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Cannabis Company Donates $70,000 to Start Cannabis Program at Shawnee Community College

The nation’s largest aeroponic cannabis cultivator donated $70,000 to the Shawnee Community College to kickstart a cannabis work force training program. Aerīz, a cannabis company most known for its enviromentally-friendly production, made the donation to continue union job growth in …

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