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Horseshoe crabs play key role in race for COVID-19 vaccine [Video]

Horseshoe crabs play key role in race for COVID-19 vaccine

The waters off the southern tip of New Jersey are the horseshoe crab capital of the world. The creepy looking critters have been around about 450 million years and are in high demand from..

Credit: Localish     Duration: 01:58Published
Why are drug prices so high? Investigating the outdated US patent system | Priti Krishtel [Video]

Why are drug prices so high? Investigating the outdated US patent system | Priti Krishtel

Between 2006 and 2016, the number of drug patents granted in the United States doubled -- but not because there was an explosion in invention or innovation. Drug companies have learned how to game the..

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Old fare as well as young in Moderna vaccine trial [Video]

Old fare as well as young in Moderna vaccine trial

Moderna Inc said on Wednesday that an analysis of the early-stage data of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine showed it induced immune responses in older adults that were similar to younger participants...

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Opioid Crisis: The lawsuits that could bankrupt manufacturers and distributors

The attorney behind a multibillion-dollar tobacco settlement in 1998 has turned his attention to the opioid epidemic. And he wants drug companies to pay. Bill Whitaker reports.
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XPhyto German subsidiary Vektor Pharma builds oral disintegrating film formulation for big European client

XPhyto Therapeutics Corp (CSE:XPHY) (OTCQB:XPHYF) (FRA:4XT) announced Monday that its German subsidiary Vektor Pharma TF GmbH has developed an oral disintegrating film (ODF) drug delivery mechanism for..
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XPhyto Announces Update on Contract Drug Delivery Programs

xphyto announces update on contract drug delivery programs
*VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 19, 2020 /* *XPhyto Therapeutics Corp*. (*CSE:XPHY / OTCQB:XPHYF / FSE:4XT*) ("*XPhyto*" or the "*Company*"), a next-generation bioscience company, is pleased to..
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Tobacco is being used as key ingredient in coronavirus vaccines

tobacco is being used as key ingredient in coronavirus vaccines
The tobacco plant is being used in some drug companies as a key ingredient in the development of a coronavirus vaccine. Throughout history natives in North America and Alaska have revered the tobacco..
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China rapidly expands use of experimental COVID-19 vaccines

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China is rapidly increasing the number of people receiving its experimental coronavirus vaccines, with a city offering one to the general public and a biotech company providing..
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Waiting For A Vaccine: Killing For Inequality – OpEd

waiting for a vaccine: killing for inequality – oped
I have been harping on the fact that it is very likely China will be mass producing and distributing a vaccine at least a month, and quite possibly several months, before the United States. This..
Eurasia Review - Published

Johnson & Johnson to contribute up to $5B US in potential settlements over its part in U.S. opioid crisis

Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday it would contribute up to $1 billion US more to a potential settlement of lawsuits accusing drug companies of fuelling the U.S. opioid crisis by deceptively marketing..
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Pentagon Says Coronavirus ‘Operation Warp Speed’ Makes Swift Progress

pentagon says coronavirus ‘operation warp speed’ makes swift progress
By Terri Moon Cronk Unprecedented progress has been made recently on Operation Warp Speed – the effort by the Defense Department, Health and Human Services, other federal agencies and private..
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Regeneron/Eli Lilly/Covid-19: cocktail power

Early signs are promising but there will be limits on how much the drug companies can charge
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Oncology Market Size 2020 Particularly Prone To Disruption During Pandemic In The Global Oncology Market

According to The Business Research Company’s research report on the oncology drugs market, the oncology market 2020 is particularly prone to disruption from the coronavirus outbreak as patients with..
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White House cited drug companies’ objections in overruling FDA’s vaccine standards

Trump’s back-channel conversations with Pfizer raise concerns that the president and drug makers are working behind regulators’ backs.
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Drug companies are recruiting Black Americans to participate in COVID-19 vaccine trials, trying to break down decades of mistrust

Black Americans have been affected by the coronavirus at a disproportionate rate, but many have been wary to participate in vaccine trials.
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Covid-19 vaccines cause trial participants to suffer day-long exhaustion, cracked teeth, headaches and high fever

(Natural News) Things are going exceptionally poorly for the four major drug companies rushing to be the first to introduce a vaccine for the Wuhan coronavirus (covid-19). Trial participants are..
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Push to bring coronavirus vaccines to the poor faces trouble

LONDON (AP) — An ambitious humanitarian project to deliver coronavirus vaccines to the world's poorest people is facing potential shortages of money, cargo planes, refrigeration and vaccines..
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Drug Companies May Kill 500,000 Sharks, Use Livers to Create COVID-19 Vaccine

drug companies may kill 500,000 sharks, use livers to create covid-19 vaccine
The discovery of squalene as a component to kill the COVID-19 virus will lead to the possibility of wholesale killing of sharks for their livers. Pharmas will not care as long as they have profit.
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Donald Trump's $200 prescription cards won't hit mailboxes just yet

donald trump's $200 prescription cards won't hit mailboxes just yet
WASHINGTON: If you're on , don't run to the mailbox looking for a $200 prescription drug card courtesy of President . US government officials said on Friday that key details of Trump's election-year..
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It’s Not Vaccine Nationalism, It’s Vaccine Idiocy – OpEd

it’s not vaccine nationalism, it’s vaccine idiocy – oped
Last week an official with China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the country may have a vaccine available for widespread distribution by November or December. This would..
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Drug Companies Work Jointly to Boost Vaccine Confidence

Two firms developing COVID-19 vaccines say pharmaceutical companies are trying to give the public as much information as possible about their testing regimes as drugmakers and public health officials..
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When will a coronavirus vaccine really be ready?

Public health officials, drug companies and the White House keep offering conflicting timelines for when a vaccine will be approved and distributed to the American public.
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Chinese hackers 'stole data from Spanish vaccine labs': report

chinese hackers 'stole data from spanish vaccine labs': report
Madrid (AFP) Sept 18, 2020 Chinese hackers have stolen information from Spanish laboratories working on a vaccine for Covid-19, El Pais newspaper reported Friday. The report emerged as drug..
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How to ship a vaccine at -80°C, and other hurdles

Many things will have to work out to end the coronavirus pandemic. Drug companies will have to develop a safe and effective vaccine. Billions of people will have to consent to vaccination.But there are..
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The White House botched a deal to lower prescription prices because drug companies wouldn't budge on its request to pay for $100 gift cards that would've been mailed to seniors before the election

Chief of staff Mark Meadows said if a deal wasn't reached, he would say "PhRMA walked away because of dissent within the industry over sharing costs."
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Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

Two drug companies released comprehensive road maps of how they are evaluating their vaccines.
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AHF Applauds Congressional Demand that Drug Companies Follow Laws on 340B Drug Program

ahf applauds congressional demand that drug companies follow laws on 340b drug program
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AHF Applauds Congressional Demand that Drug Companies Follow Laws on 340B Drug Program
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Evelo Biosciences Appoints Julie Carretero as Chief People Officer

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evelo Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:EVLO), a clinical stage biotechnology company developing a new modality of orally delivered, systemically acting..
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AstraZeneca to resume its late-stage clinical trial of the experimental COVID-19 vaccine

astrazeneca to resume its late-stage clinical trial of the experimental covid-19 vaccine
AstraZeneca plc (LON: AZN) said on Monday that it is set to resume its late-stage clinical trial of the experimental COVID-19 vaccine. The optimism was well received as the pharmaceutical company’s..
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Vaccine Makers Keep Safety Details Quiet, Alarming Scientists

Researchers say drug companies need to be more open about how vaccine trials are run to reassure Americans who are skittish about getting a coronavirus vaccine.
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BioDelivery Sciences Announces Five Scientific Poster Presentations at PAINWeek® 2020 National Conference on Pain Management

New Scientific Information Further Highlights Differentiated Clinical Profile of BELBUCA® (buprenorphine buccal film) RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioDelivery Sciences..
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The US, China, And New Cold Warriors – Analysis

the us, china, and new cold warriors – analysis
On the days when he is not celebrating his friendship and trade deals with China’s president Xi Jinping, Donald Trump has sought to hype China as the United States’ major enemy in the world. This..
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