STAT1 min cititeAmerican Government
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Biden Taps Kessler To Lead Operation Warp Speed; Trump Administration Seeks Term Limits On Top FDA, CDC Scientists
President-elect Joe Biden has chosen David Kessler to help lead Operation Warp Speed, the program to accelerate development of Covid-19 vaccines and treatments.
STAT1 min cititeBiology
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Seems To Work Against Covid-19 Mutation; Sarepta Gene Therapy Shows Mixed Results
United Kingdom regulators cleared the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, adding a third shot for emergency use against the pandemic as infections surge there.
STAT1 min cititeMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: U.S. Considers Giving Half-doses Of Moderna Vaccine; Americans May Not Get AstraZeneca Shot Until April
The U.S. government is considering giving some people half the dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine in order to speed vaccinations.
STAT1 min cititeMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Feds Sue Walmart Over Opioid Prescriptions; U.S. Buys More Pfizer Vaccine Doses
According to a 160-page civil complaint, Walmart knew its system for detecting suspicious prescriptions was faulty but did little to address the matter as its network of pharmacies filled millions…
STAT1 min cititeMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: FDA Panel Endorses Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine; Sacklers Dodge Blame For Opioid Crisis At Hearing
An FDA advisory panel recommended the agency issue an emergency use authorization for the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, all but guaranteeing the agency will do so.
STAT1 min citite
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Hospitals Grapple With Extra Dose Of Pfizer Vaccine; FDA Panel Meets To Review Moderna Vaccine
With the Covid-19 vaccine in short supply, hospital pharmacists found themselves throwing away one in every six doses of the first vaccines distributed this week in the U.S.
STAT1 min citite
STAT+: Pharmalittle: FDA Finds Moderna Vaccine Effective; Trump Drug Discount Card Gets New Life
Food and Drug Administration staff members did not raise new concerns over data for the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine in documents made public on Tuesday.
STAT1 min cititeMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: FDA Panel Endorses Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine; Meanwhile, Sanofi Shot Suffers Major Setback
A panel of outside experts recommended the FDA issue an emergency use authorization to the Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.
STAT1 min cititeMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: FDA Advisers Reviewing Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Today; White House Hits Roadblock On Drug Discount Cards
An FDA advisory committee is meeting Thursday to consider whether the agency should authorize emergency use of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.
STAT1 min cititeBiology
STAT+: Genetic Reprogramming Rejuvenates Nerve Cells And Restores Vision In Mice
Harvard scientists reported not only rejuvenating nerve cells in lab dishes and mice, but also restoring vision that the rodents had lost.
STAT1 min cititeMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: U.K. Approves Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine; Trump Pressures FDA To Approve Covid-19 Shots
The U.K. became the first country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, a decision that will likely put pressure on the FDA to move swiftly to…
STAT1 min cititeMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Serum Institute Threatens To Sue Covid-19 Vaccine Trial Participant; U.S. Agency Prepares For Covid-19 Vaccine Fraud
The Department of Homeland Security is working with dozens of drug companies racing to finalize and distribute Covid-19 vaccines and treatments to prepare for the scams that are coming.
STAT1 min citite
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Pfizer Asking Today For Emergency-use Status For Covid-19 Vaccine; Trump To Release Drug-pricing Rules
Pfizer and BioNTech plan to apply Friday to the FDA for an emergency use authorization for their Covid-19 vaccine, a watershed moment in the effort to curb the global pandemic.
STAT1 min cititeMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Pfizer Launches Pilot Program To Deliver Covid-19 Vaccine; Amazon Announces New Online Pharmacy Offering
Pfizer launched a pilot delivery program for its experimental Covid-19 vaccine in four U.S. states, as the drug maker seeks to address distribution challenges stemming from its ultra-cold storage requirements.
STAT1 min cititeMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Fauci Urges Covid-19 Vaccine Access For All Countries; Cancer Trial Enrollment Drops Notably During Pandemic
U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said vaccine developers should push to make billions of their Covid-19 vaccines to ensure access to all parts of the world.
STAT1 min cititeMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: FDA OKs Lilly Drug For Covid-19; Most Americans Would Get A Covid-19 Shot If Infection Risk Drops By Half
Six in 10 Americans are somewhat or very likely to get a Covid-19 vaccine if doing so would lower the risk of becoming infected by about half, according to a…
STAT1 min cititeAmerican Government
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Biden Wins Biotech Support Despite His Policies; WHO Sets Covid-19 Compensation Fund For Low-income Nations
From a policy perspective, Joe Biden should be biotech’s worst nightmare. But that isn’t stopping major biotech chief executives and investors from personally backing Biden's campaign.
STAT1 min cititeMedical
STAT+: Pharmalittle: Lilly Signs $375 Million Deal With U.S. For Covid-19 Drug; Sanofi And Glaxo Will Supply Vaccine To COVAX
Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline plan to make 200 million doses of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate available to the COVAX vaccine allocation plan.
STAT1 min cititeMedical
STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: Study Says Blood Plasma Did Not Help Covid-19 Patients; FDA Gives Official Blessing To Remdesivir
Infusing hospitalized Covid-19 patients with blood plasma from people who recovered had no effect on whether patients got sicker or died, according to the first completed randomized trial of the…
STAT1 min cititeMedical
STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: Why The FDA Covid-19 Vaccine Meeting Matters; GAO To Probe Whether Trump Aides Meddled With FDA, CDC
Thursday's meeting of outside experts is a reassuring sign the FDA plans to make decisions based not on political timetables but on data that show whether Covid-19 vaccines are safe…
STAT1 min citite
STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: Fewer Americans Are Willing To Get A Covid-19 Shot When It’s First Available; Remdesivir May Not Be A Big Seller
The share of Americans who say they are likely to get a Covid-19 vaccine as soon as it’s available is dropping — and the decline is more pronounced among Black…
STAT1 min cititeMedical
STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: Study Finds Remdesivir Fails To Prevent Covid-19 Deaths; Trump’s $200 Discount Drug Cards Hit Snags
A WHO study concluded that remdesivir appeared to have little or no effect on 28-day mortality or length of hospital stays for Covid-19 patients.
STAT1 min cititeMedical
STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: Pharma Showers State Legislators With Money; FDA Approves The First Drug For Ebola
Well over one-quarter of all state lawmakers nationwide have accepted money from the pharmaceutical industry since the beginning of 2019.
STAT1 min cititeMedical
STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: White House Pushes EUA For Regeneron And Lilly Covid-19 Drugs; CMS Scrambles To Send Drug Cards
President Trump and his chief of staff urged the FDA to accelerate agency reviews of antibody cocktails from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly for treating Covid-19.
STAT1 min cititeMedical
STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: AstraZeneca Could Profit From Covid-19 Vaccine As Of July; New England Journal Slams Trump
AstraZeneca could start profiting from its Covid-19 vaccine as soon as July 2021, according to a memo showing the drug maker can declare when it considers the pandemic over.
STAT1 min cititeMedical
STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: Trump At High Risk Of Serious Covid-19 Illness; Gilead To Resume Distribution Of Remdesivir
President Trump announced on Twitter early Friday morning that he contracted the coronavirus and is now in quarantine.
STAT1 min cititeMedical
STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: In Political Ploy, Trump Promises Drug Coupons To Seniors; N.Y. Plans Its Own Covid-19 Vaccine Reviews
President Trump pledged to send $200 prescription drug coupons to 33 million Medicare beneficiaries “in the coming weeks.”
STAT2 min cititeChemistry
STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: FDA To Set New Standard For Covid-19 Vaccine; J&J Starts A One-shot Vaccine Trial
The FDA is expected to spell out a tough, new standard for an emergency authorization of a Covid-19 vaccine that will make it difficult for any vaccine to be cleared…
STAT1 min cititeMedical
STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: Lilly Drug Helped Covid-19 Patients; FDA Confirms AstraZeneca Vaccine Trial Is On Hold
A drug being developed by Eli Lilly helped sick patients rid their systems of the virus that causes Covid-19 sooner and may have prevented them from landing in the hospital.
STAT1 min citite
STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: NIH To Test Blood Thinners Against Covid-19; AbbVie Employees Feel Pressured To Return To Work
U.S. researchers have begun two clinical trials examining the use of blood thinners to help Covid-19 patients avoid clotting that has led to strokes, heart attacks, and organ failure.
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