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Johnson & Johnson says it can produce 20M doses of COVID-19 vaccine by late March

Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday it can produce 20 million doses of the single-shot coronavirus vaccine by late March and has applied for emergency authorization by the Food and Drug Administration.  SANOFI PRODUCING JOHNSON & JOHNSON COVID-19 VACCINES “Assuming necessary regulatory approvals relating to our manufacturing processes, our plan is to begin shipping immediately upon… Read More »

Entresto Granted Expanded Indication in Chronic Heart Failure by FDA

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Feb. 16, 2021 — Novartis today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the following expanded indication for Entresto® (sacubitril/valsartan): to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death and hospitalization for heart failure in adult patients with chronic heart failure.1 Benefits are most clearly evident in patients with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) below normal.1 The… Read More »

Hepatitis C elimination in France feasible if new infections in gay and bisexual men decline

Hepatitis C is becoming more concentrated in gay and bisexual men with HIV in France as direct-acting antiviral treatment cures the infection in other people with HIV while hepatitis C transmission between gay and bisexual men increases, French epidemiologists report in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. But Dr Laurent Cotte and colleagues involved in the… Read More »

Trump knew testing Covid-19 vaccines would take months, Woodward book shows

Trump also suggests that’s why he initially pushed so hard for the use of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, because the malaria drug had already been tested and approved for other uses. “Well, we’re doing great on vaccines,” Woodward quotes Trump as saying in his latest book, “Rage.” “The problem with a vaccine is a vaccine… Read More »