FDA advisors OK AstraZeneca, Sanofi antibody for infants for RSV

Narisara Nami | Moment | Getty Images A panel of independent advisors to the Food and Drug Administration unanimously recommended Thursday that the antibody nirsevimab be approved for use to protect infants from respiratory syncytial virus, the leading cause of hospitalization among newborns. If the FDA approves nirsevimab, the antibody would become the first medical … Read more

FDA advisors recommend Pfizer’s shot for infants

Respiratory syncytial virus – viral vaccine under research Hailshadow | Istock | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration’s independent panel of advisors on Thursday recommended full approval of Pfizer’s vaccine that protects infants from RSV, but raised safety concerns over premature births that may be tied to the shot.  The committee unanimously said the … Read more

Novavax (NVAX) Q1 earnings report 2023

A health worker prepares a dose of the Novavax vaccine as the Dutch Health Service Organization starts with the Novavax vaccination program on March 21, 2022 in The Hague, Netherlands. Patrick Van Katwijk | Getty Images Shares of Novavax rose 5% in premarket trading Tuesday after the company unveiled promising new vaccine data and a … Read more

Biden will end vaccine mandates for federal workers, travelers

Travelers wearing protective masks receive nasal swabs from nurses at a COVID-19 test site inside Terminal B at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Biden administration will end its Covid-19 vaccine mandates for federal employees, contractors and international air travelers next week. The … Read more

Amgen in Advanced Talks to Buy Horizon Therapeutics

Amgen Inc. AMGN -2.42% is in advanced talks to buy drug company Horizon Therapeutics HZNP 0.39% PLC, according to people familiar with the matter, in a takeover likely to be valued at well over $20 billion and mark the largest healthcare merger of the year. The U.S. biotechnology company was the last of three suitors … Read more

FDA authorizes omicron vaccine for kids as young as 6 months

Oliver Harris, 9 months, cries after receiving a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Northwell Health’s Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York, U.S., June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Shannon Stapleton | Reuters The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday authorized updated Covid shots that target the omicron variant for children … Read more

Monkeypox unlikely to be eliminated in the U.S., CDC says

The monkeypox virus is unlikely to be eliminated from the U.S. in the near future, according to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week. The CDC, in a technical brief, said the outbreak is slowing as the availability of vaccines has increased, people have become more aware of how … Read more