May 6, 2021

Global Drug Spending To Reach $1.6 Trillion By 2025

Global spending on drugs is expected to reach approximately $1.6 trillion by 2025, according to a new research report.
May 6, 2021

Paris Prosecutors Take On 3 Probes Into Deaths After AstraZeneca Vaccine

Paris prosecutors are taking on and combining into an involuntary manslaughter probe three separate investigations over the deaths of three people who were given the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in France.
April 28, 2021

UK Lawmakers Call For Boris Johnson To Publish Big Pharma Lobbying Messages

British lawmakers have called on Boris Johnson’s government to publish all communications with pharmaceutical companies to see whether private lobbying influenced its opposition to a waiver of intellectual property rules for COVID-19 vaccines.
April 23, 2021

Pfizer CEO Says Third Covid Vaccine Dose Needed, With Annual Vaccinations To Follow

Pfizer’s CEO says he believes people will 'likely' need a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with annual vaccinations to follow.
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.