Jacobus Pharmaceutical Recalls Ruzurgi Tablets Due to Potential Contamination of Yeast, Mold, and Aerobic Bacteria

Jacobus Pharmaceutical Company recalled three lots of Ruzurgi (amifampridine) 10-mg tablets due to potential health risk. Laboratory tests found that the product is contaminated with yeast, mold, and aerobic bacteria that may cause serious and life-threatening infections. The use of …

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Sweden Stops Giving Moderna’s Spikevax for Those Born 1991 or Later due to Health Concerns

Sweden has stopped administering Moderna’s Spikevax for citizens born in 1991 or later due to possible side effects including heart muscle inflammation. “The conditions are most common among young men, in connection with, for example, viral infections such as covid-19. …

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Johnson & Johnson Seeks FDA Clearance for Booster Doses

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to approve a booster shot of its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 years and older. J&J’s application indicatded that a late-stage study shows that a booster dose given …

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BioNTech CEO Says Updated COVID-19 Vaccines May Be Needed in 2022

The head of BioNTech, the German company behind the first COVID-19 vaccine, said that the world will likely need new vaccines next year to protect against mutations of the virus. Ugur Sahin, CEO of BioNTech, told the Financial Times that …

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Indonesia Negotiating with WHO to Become Global Vaccine Hub

Indonesian Health Minister said Indonesia is negotiating with the World Health Organization (WHO) and six drug companies to become a global vaccine hub.  “We are working with the WHO to be one of the global manufacturing hubs for mRNA,” Health …

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Black Particles Found in Moderna Vaccine Less than a Week after Contaminated Batch was Suspended

Japan reported several black particles found in one Moderna vaccine vial in Gunma Prefecture upon checking for foreign substances before its use on Tuesday. This new contamination report was the fourth incident in less than a week, only a few …

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