April 15, 2021

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Paused Over Blood Clots

The United States, South Africa, and the European Union will temporarily stop the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, after reports of it causing blood clots.
April 15, 2021

Widely Used Blood Pressure Drugs May Raise Skin Cancer Risk

A new Canadian study has shown that certain types of blood pressure drugs – known as thiazide diuretics – are associated with higher rates of skin cancer.
April 2, 2021

Half A Billion COVID-19 Vaccinations Given Worldwide

More than 500 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have now been given around the world, according to the AFP news agency.
March 17, 2021

Study Finds Evidence Of Antibiotic Overuse In COVID-19 Patients

A new analysis of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the United States during the first 6 months of the pandemic shows that more than half resulted in a patient receiving an antibiotic, even when no bacterial infection was present.
March 17, 2021

Sweden Joins Germany, France, And 15 Other Countries In Suspending Use Of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Multiple European countries have suspended the use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine while investigators look into cases of blood clots among vaccinated people.
March 17, 2021

Doctors and Scientists Write to European Medicines Agency Warning of COVID-19 Vaccine Dangers

A group of scientists and doctors has issued an open letter calling on the European Medicines Agency to answer urgent safety questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines, or withdraw the vaccines’ authorization. The letter describes serious potential consequences of COVID-19 vaccine technology, warning of possible autoimmune reactions, blood clotting abnormalities, stroke, and internal bleeding, “including in the brain, spinal cord and heart”.
March 12, 2021

UK Charity’s Pharma Investments Raise Questions Of Transparency And Accountability

The Wellcome Trust, a UK charity that is one of the world's top funders of health research, stands to gain financially from the COVID-19 pandemic, reports the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
March 12, 2021

Pfizer Demands Latin American Governments Offer State Assets To Secure COVID-19 Vaccine Deals

Pfizer has been accused of “bullying” Latin American governments in COVID-19 vaccine negotiations and has even asked some of them to put up sovereign assets such as military bases as a guarantee against the cost of any future legal cases, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has revealed.