AstraZeneca requests emergency authorization for coronavirus drug cocktail

News 10/06/21, 16:15

An Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company wants regulatory approval for new medication that could dramatically help COVID-19 patients reduce the risk of developing symptoms. AstraZeneca is asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and foreign governments to authorize emergency use for its AZD7442 antibody cocktail. The first protective injection against the virus ...

UK investigates China state TV over forced confession claim

Europe 05/08/19, 10:21

Britain's communications regulator says it's investigating China's state TV channel over a complaint about fairness and privacy.Ofcom said in a statement Wednesday it is looking into China Central Television, or CCTV.The investigation follows British corporate investigator Peter Humphrey's complaint against CCTV and its international division, China Global Television, for airing ...

UN: Malawi is 1st nation to use malaria vaccine to help kids

Africa 04/23/19, 04:54

The World Health Organization says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunizing children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease.Although the vaccine only protects about one third of children who are immunized, those who get the shots are likely to have less ...

FDA OKs 1st generic version of popular Advair asthma inhaler

Business 01/30/19, 19:44

The first generic version of the popular Advair asthma inhaler has been approved by U.S. regulators.The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Mylan's version in three strengths for ages 4 and up.The inhalers are used twice daily to keep airways open and prevent flare-ups of wheezing, shortness of breath ...

Markets Right Now: Stocks move higher as oil price rebounds

Business 12/19/18, 11:59

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):11:45 a.m.Stocks are higher on Wall Street as energy companies benefit from a partial recovery in oil prices following a huge loss the day before.GlaxoSmithKline jumped 3.1 percent Wednesday after agreeing to combine its consumer product business with Pfizer's.FedEx plunged 10 ...

GSK, Pfizer to merge health care divisions

Europe 12/19/18, 08:17

Drugmakers GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer are merging their health care divisions, creating a market leader in "over the counter" health care products like pain relievers and vitamins with combined sales of 9.8 billion pounds ($12.7 billion).British-based GSK will own 68 percent of the joint venture, which will bring together GSK's brands ...

GlaxoSmithKline to spend $5.1B on cancer drugmaker Tesaro

Business 12/03/18, 09:38

Shares of Tesaro soared Monday after GlaxoSmithKline said it would pay about $5.1 billion in cash to buy the cancer drugmaker.Glaxo plans to pay $75 per share for Tesaro, which makes the ovarian cancer treatment Zejula. That represents a premium of more than 60 percent to the stock's $46.38 closing ...

British man seeks China state TV ban for forced confession

World 11/23/18, 12:06

A British corporate investigator filed a complaint Friday to U.K. regulators about China's state TV channel, saying its British license should be revoked because it aired his forced confession when he was imprisoned in China.Peter Humphrey submitted the complaint against China Central Television and its international division, China Global Television, ...

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