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FDA OKs Booster of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids Five to 11
The FDA has authorized a single booster of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children age five through 11 years.
AstraZeneca Gains Rights to RQ Biotechnology’s COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibodies
“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape for immune therapies, including the use of monoclonal antibodies to protect vulnerable patients who can’t respond adequately to vaccination alone,” said Iskra Reic, AstraZeneca’s executive vice president for vaccines and immune therapies.
FDA Provides Update on Woodside Acquisitions’ Recall of Its COVID-19 Tests
The FDA said it has received no reports of injuries, deaths, or adverse events associated with the recalled tests.
ICER Says No to Molnupiravir, Yes to Paxlovid and Fluvoxamine for Outpatient COVID Treatment
Merck’s oral COVID treatment molnupiravir lacks adequate evidence to support claims that it’s any more effective than symptomatic care.
South Africa Manufacturer Plans to Stop Making COVID-19 Vaccines
The plant has produced more than 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
NIH Shares COVID-19 Technologies With Medicines Patent Pool
The technologies are also made available through the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP) program.
FDA Encourages Veru to Submit EUA Application for COVID-19 Therapy
In the wake of strongly positive data and an FDA go-ahead, Veru will seek an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for sabizabulin, its investigational COVID-19 therapy.
Moderna Completes EUA Submission for Use of COVID-19 Vaccine in Children
Spikevax is not currently authorized or approved for children under 18.
Emergent Hid Quality Problems With COVID-19 Vaccines, New Report Shows
The troubled manufacturing plant Emergent BioSolutions concealed proof of quality problems at its Baltimore, Md., location just a month and a half before it told the FDA that 15 million COVID-19 vaccine doses manufactured there had been contaminated.
FDA Provides Update on Mesa Biotech’s Recall of Its Accula COVID-19 Tests
False positive results could lead to further exposure of uninfected individuals to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the agency said.
UK Study Shows Promising Data for Fourth COVID-19 Vaccine Shot
The UK currently permits people over age 75 and people who are immunosuppressed to get the fourth COVID-19 vaccine shot.
FDA Open to Less Than 50 Percent Efficacy in COVID Vaccines for Smallest Kids
In a May 6 briefing before Congress, the director of the FDA’s Center of Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Peter Marks, said the agency would not withhold authorization for a pediatric vaccine solely because it did not reach a 50 percent efficacy threshold at blocking symptomatic infection — a requirement…
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