‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli Released From Prison Early for Halfway House

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Former drug firm executive Martin Shkreli, nicknamed “Pharma Bro,” has been released early from prison to a halfway house on May 18. “We can confirm Martin Shkreli transferred on May 18, 2022, from the Federal Correctional Institution Allenwood Low to …

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Moderna Says COVID Vaccine Safe for Children Under 6

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American pharmaceutical company Moderna confirmed that their COVID-19 vaccine is effective and safe to use for children under the age of 6. Nearly 7,000 children aged six months to six years were given two doses of Moderna’s mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination …

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South Korea Approves Pfizer Oral Drug

South Korea’s Food and Drug Ministry officials said an antiviral pill for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 is likely to become available via prescription from late January after the Ministry agreed to issue an emergency authorization for Paxlovid, …

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Moderna to Mass Produce mRNA Vaccines in Australia

US drugmaker Moderna has agreed to set up one of its biggest manufacturing facilities in Australia. Michael Azrak, head of Moderna in Australia, said he was proud Moderna would have an Australian manufacturing presence. “We’re ready to pitch tent in …

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Germany Recommends Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Under-30s as it Records High Daily New Cases

Germany’s vaccine advisory committee has recommended people under the age of 30 should have only received the Biontech/Pfizer (PEF.N) COVID-19 vaccine. It has been recommended as it causes fewer heart inflammations in younger people than the Moderna (MRNA.O) shot, according …

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US Cancels Deal With Emergent BioSolutions Due to Contaminated J&J COVID-19 Doses

The U.S. federal government has canceled a multimillion-dollar contract with Emergent BioSolutions, a Maryland-based vaccine producer with facilities in Baltimore that was discovered to have manufactured millions of tainted Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses this spring. The news was revealed …

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UK Authorizes First Antiviral Pill to Treat COVID-19

The United Kingdom medicines regulator has approved on Nov. 4 the first pill to treat COVID-19 in adults at risk of severe illness. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced that the oral antiviral pill molnupiravir is safe …

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WHO Approves India’s Covaxin for Emergency Use

The World Health Organization (WHO) has granted approval for emergency use to India’s homegrown COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin on Nov. 3. Developed by Bharat Biotech, Covaxin becomes the eight COVID-19 vaccine to be added to WHO’s emergency use listing. The approval …

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CDC Vaccine Advisers Vote to Recommend Moderna, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Booster Shots

An independent panel of vaccine advisers to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted unanimously on Oct. 21 to recommend booster shots of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. The recommendations from the Advisory …

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