Health Care Unions Defending Newsom From Recall Will Want Single-Payer Payback

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Should Gavin Newsom survive the Republican-driven attempt to oust him from office, the Democratic governor will face the prospect of paying back supporters who coalesced behind him. And the leaders of California’s single-payer movement will want their due. Publicly, union leaders say they’re standing beside Newsom because he has displayed political courage during the covid-19 pandemic by […]

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FDA Approves Comirnaty

FDA Approves Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine) to Prevent COVID-19 Individuals 16 Years and Older Comirnaty is the first COVID-19 vaccine to be granted FDA approval Approval is based on a comprehensive submission package including six-month efficacy and safety data after second dose More than 1.2 billion Pfizer-BioNTech doses have been delivered to more than 120 countries or territories around the […]

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‘We Sent a Terrible Message’: Scientists Say Biden Jumped the Gun With Vaccine Booster Plan

The Biden administration’s plans to make covid-19 booster shots available next month has drawn a collective scream of protest from the scientific community. As some scientists see it, the announcement is rash and based on weak evidence, and they worry it could undercut confidence in vaccines with no clear benefit of controlling the pandemic. Meanwhile, more information is needed on […]

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FDA Approves Lybalvi

FDA Approves Lybalvi (olanzapine and samidorphan) for the Treatment of Schizophrenia and Bipolar I Disorder DUBLIN, June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Alkermes plc (Nasdaq: ALKS) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lybalvi (olanzapine and samidorphan) for the treatment of adults with schizophrenia and for the treatment of adults with bipolar I disorder, as a […]

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CVS and Walgreens Have Wasted More Vaccine Doses Than Most States Combined

Two national pharmacy chains that the federal government entrusted to inoculate people against covid-19 account for the lion’s share of wasted vaccine doses, according to government data obtained by KHN. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 182,874 wasted doses as of late March, three months into the country’s effort to vaccinate the masses against the coronavirus. Of those, […]

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U.S. FDA Approves Yescarta for Relapsed or Refractory Follicular Lymphoma After Two or More Lines of Systemic Therapy

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 5, 2021– Kite, a Gilead Company (Nasdaq: GILD), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to Yescarta® (axicabtagene ciloleucel) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma (FL) after two or more lines of systemic therapy. The approval makes Yescarta the first chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy approved for […]

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Humira (adalimumab) Receives FDA Approval to Treat Pediatric Patients Living with Moderately to Severely Active Ulcerative Colitis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Humira (adalimumab) for the treatment of moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis in pediatric patients 5 years of age and older. In clinical trials, Humira induced clinical remission at Week 8 and maintained remission at Week 52 in […]

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FDA Approves Posimir

FDA Approves Posimir (bupivacaine) for Post-Surgical Pain Reduction for up to 72 Hours Following Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: DRRX) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Posimir (bupivacaine solution) for infiltration use in adults for administration into the subacromial space under direct arthroscopic visualization to produce […]

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