Tag: pharmaceuticals

As Overdoses Surge, a Canadian Province Is Giving Out Drugs

VANCOUVER—The Canadian province of British Columbia is responding to a surge in overdose deaths with a novel strategy: It is giving out opioids. The province’s...

Covid-19 Vaccine Scams Hit India as Country Struggles With Immunizations

NEW DELHI—One morning in late May, hundreds of people from an upscale housing complex in a Mumbai suburb lined up to receive their first dose...

Feds seize sites posing as Walmart web pages to sell phony COVID-19 cures

The U.S. Department of Justice has seized two internet domains that had allegedly been set up to look like Walmart WMT, -0.49% web pages selling...

Pfizer, BioNTech Join Halting Effort to Produce Covid-19 Vaccines in Africa

Pfizer Inc. and its partner BioNTech SE said Wednesday that their Covid-19 vaccine will be partly produced in South Africa from next year, joining a...

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine may not perform as well against Delta variant, says study

The one-shot coronavirus vaccine from Johnson & Johnson is much less effective against the Delta variant than it is against the original version of COVID-19, according to...

Facebook refutes White House criticism over vaccine misinformation, decries ‘finger pointing’

After coming under fire from President Joe Biden and the U.S. surgeon general, who both said last week that misinformation on social media is killing...

Pfizer is making the case for COVID-19 booster shots, but Fauci says we don’t need a third dose yet

A very public regulatory debate about COVID-19 booster shots has seemingly put Pfizer at odds with federal health officials who say it’s not necessary to...

A benchmark-beating robot thinks AMC will outperform Facebook and GameStop. It likes these other stocks, too.

An exchange-traded fund run by artificial intelligence bought AMC stock at the beginning of July, preferring shares in the cinema chain and retail investor favorite...

Fauci says COVID-19 vaccine boosters not needed for now, with delta variant mostly infecting the unvaccinated

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a top medical adviser to President Joe Biden, did the round of...

Tech Firms to Buy Covid-19 Vaccines on Behalf of Taiwan’s Government

TAIPEI—Taiwan is struggling with the pandemic, short on vaccines and locked in a geopolitical fight with China over access to the shot BioNTech SE co-developed...

Pfizer, citing Israeli data that says the delta variant is making its COVID-19 shot less effective, calls for boosters. Medical experts say it’s too soon to worry.

Israel this week said the delta variant is blunting the effectiveness of BioNTech BNTX, +4.55% and Pfizer’s PFE, +0.92% COVID-19 vaccine, but how well a...

Australia’s Delta Outbreak Shows Vaccines Protect Against Hospitalization

SYDNEY—Early data from Australia’s outbreak of the Covid-19 Delta variant suggest that two vaccine doses offer significant protection against severe illness and hospitalization. Health authorities in...

Ohio, California, New York and Michigan are dangling million-dollar lotteries to get people vaccinated — but will it work?

At the start of this year, demand for COVID-19 vaccines outpaced supply. The chances of winning the lottery felt higher than getting a vaccine appointment....

World’s First Covid-19 Vaccine Swap Sends Israel’s Expiring Supply to South Korea

Israel sent about 700,000 expiring Pfizer -BioNTech shots to South Korea, in what is the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine swap. South Korea, which has received...

Pfizer Vaccine Less Effective Against Delta Infections but Prevents Severe Illness, Israeli Data Show

TEL AVIV—Data from Israel suggest Pfizer Inc.’s vaccine is less effective at protecting against infections caused by the Delta variant of Covid-19 but retains its...

As worries emerge about the delta variant and the J&J shot, health officials — and, so far, the research — say the vaccinated are still protected

The delta variant is already the most dominant strain of the virus in some U.S. states, and that’s putting some Americans easing back into “normal”...

Brazil Opens Criminal Probe Into President Over Indian Vaccine Deal

SÃO PAULO—Brazil’s Supreme Court authorized prosecutors to investigate President Jair Bolsonaro over accusations he ignored alleged irregularities in his government’s procurement process to buy India’s...

Rising COVID-19 cases in California highlight risks of delta variant, as WHO head warns world in dangerous period of pandemic

A 17% increase in cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 in California in the last 14 days has increased concerns about the highly infectious delta...

The Delta variant is now surging in Germany as concern grows in Europe

The Delta variant is now spreading in Germany amid warnings it could account for 90% of cases in Europe by August. The variant, first identified...

WHO says delta variant of COVID means even vaccinated people should keep wearing face masks, as more Asian cities lock down

The World Health Organization is emphasizing its position that even fully vaccinated people should continue to wear face masks in public given the risk presented...

China, Other Asian Countries Vaccinate Against Covid-19 Faster Than Ever

SEOUL—Covid-19 vaccine rollouts have accelerated in many Asia-Pacific countries in recent weeks, overtaking the pace of doses being administered in the U.S. and other Western...

Thailand Once Shut Out Covid-19 but Is Now Pivoting to Living With It

Last year, Thailand was one of the world’s top performers at fighting the coronavirus. It sacrificed the tourism dollars that normally buoy its economy to...

Palestinians Scrap Pfizer Vaccine Swap With Israel

TEL AVIV—The Palestinian Authority on Friday pulled out of a swap of Pfizer -BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine with Israel, citing concerns about the quality of an...

European stocks tumble, tracking Wall Street losses, as Fed’s hawkish turn reveberates

European stocks tumbled Friday, with banks and energy companies leading declines, as investors continued to absorb a hawkish turn by the Federal Reserve and Wall...

CDC aligns with WHO on delta COVID variant; experts warn of higher risks of infection and serious illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reclassified the delta variant of COVID-19 as one “of concern,” underscoring how much more prevalent the B.1.617.2 variant...