Tag: pharmaceuticals

‘Just stay calm. It will go away’: A look back at Trump’s shifting stance on face masks and on the threat of COVID-19

President Donald Trump was transported on Marine One from the White House to Walter Reed Hospital late Friday, the same day that he and first...

Coronavirus update: Expert calls for ‘radical transparency’ on Trump’s coronavirus treatment and progress as more in president’s circle test positive

The number of confirmed U.S. cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 7.3 million on Saturday, and now includes President Donald Trump and...

Here’s where Trump and Biden stand on health care

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are blasting each other over their approaches to health care — long a top issue for voters,...

There are four coronavirus vaccines in late-stage studies — here’s how they differ

Johnson & Johnson’s investigational COVID-19 vaccine entered Phase 3 clinical trials this week, making it the fourth vaccine candidate in the U.S. to do so...

Trump OKs Final Plan to Import Drugs From Canada

By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Friday, September 25, 2020 (Kaiser News) — President Donald Trump, outlining his “America First Health Plan” Thursday, announced that...

COVID-19: Various measures taken to ensure availability of essential drugs, says gov

New Delhi: The government has taken “timely and effective” measures to tackle any possible disruptions in supply of essential drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic and...

NIH and FDA Examine Serious Side Effect That Surfaced in COVID Vaccine Trial

By Arthur Allen and Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News Monday, September 14, 2020 (Kaiser News) — The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to...

Pfizer CEO: Coronavirus vaccine could be distributed in U.S. by end of year

The chief executive of Phizer Inc. said Sunday that the pharmaceutical giant should know if its experimental COVID-19 vaccine works by the end of October...

The COVID-19 pandemic is about to enter its most treacherous phase

BERKELEY, Calif. (Project Syndicate)—April marked the most dramatic and, some would say, dangerous phase of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States. Deaths were spiking,...

AstraZeneca vaccine ‘most likely’ to roll out in the U.K. early next year

U.K. health secretary Matt Hancock on Monday said a COVID-19 vaccine would “most likely” be available in the first few months of 2021, as the...

Asymptomatic children who contract COVID-19 may ‘shed’ coronavirus for weeks

Should families double down on social distancing now that their kids are going back to school? A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that...

Surge in megadeals points to M&A recovery as tech sector dominates

A series of blockbuster deals drove corporate deal making to its strongest start of all time in the second half, as chief executives hit the...

Fauci says it’s ‘conceivable’ we’ll know if a safe and effective vaccine is coming by November

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and an expert in infectious diseases for the last four decades, said...

Don’t settle for skimpy bond yields and make dividend stocks your best income play, fixed-income veteran says

With interest rates at record lows, income-seeking investors who were used to relatively safe bond investments with decent yields have to look elsewhere. Either that...

Sweden’s herd-immunity ambitions are a pipe dream — just ask the U.K.

Herd immunity — the notion that once a high proportion of a population has contracted or been vaccinated against an infectious disease, the likelihood of...

My sister-in-law moved in with her mother, changed her will, set up a new trust and inherited everything. Is it too late to claim what rightfully belongs to us?

I read your column often, and now I find that I could use your advice. My husband’s aunt passed away earlier this year. His uncle...

A common medication for older adults improves COVID-19 survival rates, researchers say

Medication for high blood pressure could improve survival rates for those suffering from COVID-19 and reduce the severity of infection, according to new research from...

As U.S. infections reach 5 million, Fauci says public should temper expectations on COVID-19 vaccine

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for the last three decades and an expert on pandemics for the last...

Four ex-FDA commissioners urge U.S. to step up efforts to collect blood plasma for clinical trials as COVID-19 treatment

A group of four former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioners is arguing for the U.S. to step up efforts to collect blood plasma from...

Trump vs. Fauci: The president says, ‘He was wrong’; the doctor responds, ‘Everybody thinks I’m doing more than an outstanding job’

The war of words between the Trump administration and Anthony Fauci, one of the leading experts on pandemics in the U.S. for the last four...

White House animus toward Fauci may escalate as disease expert poses for InStyle magazine and calls Trump coronavirus response ‘perilous’

Fauci is not for turning. It’s been a turbulent week for President Donald Trump’s relationship with the nation’s top infectious-disease specialist. With a rise in...

Here’s one ‘remarkable’ difference between COVID-19 and the 1918 Spanish flu

The 2020 coronavirus and 1918 Spanish influenza pandemics share many similarities, but they also diverge on one key point. “A major difference between Spanish flu...

Weekend reads: How to be safe, with or without a face mask

The rise in COVID-19 infections as many states reopen is alarming. State officials have blamed young people congregating in bars. In some states, bars are...

Fauci says that in his 40 years of dealing with viral outbreaks, he’s never seen anything like COVID-19

There’s one thing about COVID-19 that makes it highly effective in traveling from host to host. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy...

Trump trade adviser Navarro blasts Beijing for ‘spawning’ the coronavirus and then ‘seeding and spreading’ the disease

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro in a bombastic Friday afternoon television interview accused China of having “spawned” and “hid” the coronavirus that causes the...