European Medicines Agency Approves Moderna COVID-19 Booster Shot

The drugs regulator of the European Union (EU) approved on Oct. 25 the COVID-19 booster shot developed by Moderna. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said that the Moderna COVID-19 booster dose “may be considered” in people aged 18 years and …

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New York Attorney General Stops Operations of Two Cryptocurrency Lending Platforms

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that she ordered two cryptocurrency lending platforms to stop operating within the state. “Cryptocurrency platforms must follow the law, just like everyone else, which is why we are now directing two crypto companies …

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Dutch Regulator Finds Apple App Store Payment System Anti-Competitive

Sources said that a Dutch regulator has ruled that the required in-app commissions from Apple’s App Store are anti-competitive. Apple has been the subject of multiple complaints over its App Store policy that charges commissions of up to 30 percent …

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UK Advertising Regulator to Target Greenwashing Ads

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) on Thursday has released new regulatory guidance to ensure that ads are not making misleading environmental claims. ASA released the new guidance after being alarmed by the latest finding of the UN’s latest Intergovernmental …

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TikTok Faces Two Data Privacy Probes from EU Regulator

The European Union’s data privacy regulator has opened two probes into Chinese-owned video app TikTok regarding the processing of children’s personal data and alleged transfers of user information to China. Ireland’s Data Privacy Commission (DPC), TikTok’s main EU regulator, launched …

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French Regulators Back COVID-19 Booster Shots for the Elderly

The French health watchdog on Tuesday recommended a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine for people over 65 and those with pre-existing medical conditions. Haute Autorite de Sante (HAS) said that these COVID-19 vaccine booster shots should be rolled out …

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Chinese Regulator Investigates Hangzhou’s Senior Government Official for Violating State Law

China’s antigraft watchdog said that a top official in Hangzhou’s eastern tech and tourism hub has been under investigation due to alleged “serious violations of discipline and law.” The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) announced late Saturday that Hangzhou …

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US Sanctions Broker and Businesses Involved in Iran Oil-Smuggling Network

The U.S. Treasury Department announced on Friday that it has sanctioned a broker and several businesses for their involvement in an international oil-smuggling network that supports Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF). The Office of Foreign Assets Control, an …

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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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