July 22, 2021

UK Drug Companies Fined £260 Million For Inflating Prices

Britain's competition regulator announced it has imposed hundreds of millions of pounds in fines on several pharmaceutical firms for breaching the law in the supply of hydrocortisone tablets.
July 22, 2021

Common Prescription Drugs May Increase Risk Of Developing Antibiotic Resistance

New research suggests that three commonly prescribed classes of drugs that are not themselves antibiotics – proton pump inhibitors, beta-blockers, and antimetabolites – could lead to antibiotic resistant infections caused by bacteria from the Enterobacteriaceae family. These antibiotic resistant infections are in turn linked to longer hospital stays and potentially greater risk of death.
July 15, 2021

Pfizer To Ask US Regulators To Authorize Third Covid Vaccine Dose As Booster

Pfizer plans to ask US regulators to authorize a booster dose of its Covid-19 vaccine within the next month.
July 8, 2021

Painkillers ‘Raise Risk Of Harm To Babies In Womb

Pregnant women who take over-the-counter painkillers have a higher risk of their babies being harmed in the womb. Researchers tracked more than 150,000 pregnancies over three decades to look at women who took aspirin, ibuprofen, paracetamol, naproxen, and diclofenac while expecting their baby.
July 1, 2021

Pfizer Could Sell Nearly $100 Billion Worth Of COVID-19 Vaccines In The Next Five Years

Morgan Stanley investment bank estimates Pfizer will rake in nearly $100 billion from COVID-19 vaccine sales over the next five years.
June 17, 2021

More Than Two-Thirds Of US Congress Cashed A Pharma Campaign Check In 2020, New Analysis Shows

Seventy-two US senators and 302 members of the House of Representatives cashed a check from the pharmaceutical industry ahead of the 2020 election — a number representing more than two-thirds of the US Congress, according to a new analysis of records for the full election cycle.
June 11, 2021

Heart Inflammation Risk In Teens After Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Being Investigated

Seven U.S. boys, aged 14 to 19, received Pfizer shots in April or May and developed chest pain within a few days. Heart imaging tests showed a type of heart muscle inflammation called myocarditis.
June 11, 2021

New White House Science Chief Wants Vaccine For Next Pandemic Ready In 100 Days

The new White House science adviser wants to have a vaccine ready to fight the next pandemic within about 100 days after a potential viral outbreak is recognized.