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AstraZeneca gets EU backing for targeted breast cancer therapies

28-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

AstraZeneca (AZN.L) said on Monday two of its existing therapies were recommended for treating patients with some forms of high-risk breast cancers in the European Union, in [...] » More

Covid lab leak theory needs more research, say WHO advisors

11-Jun-2022 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Scientists advising the World Health Organization on how to move forward investigating the origins of Covid-19 said Thursday further studies were needed into whether the [...] » More

Novavax COVID shot, aimed at vaccine skeptics, overwhelmingly backed by FDA panel

09-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to recommend that the agency authorise Novavax Inc’s (NVAX.O) COVID-19 vaccine for use [...] » More

Pfiser to spend $120 million to boost US COVID pill manufacturing

08-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Pfiser Inc (PFE.N) said on Monday it would spend $120 million to expand manufacturing of its COVID-19 antiviral treatment at its Michigan plant, as demand ramps up. Use of [...] » More

Strong T-cell response for blood cancer patients after vaccine; COVID breakthrough often serious for cancer patients

08-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19 and cancer presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago. Blood [...] » More

J&J gives notice to terminate Emergent manufacturing deal for COVID vaccine

08-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) said on Monday it had formally informed Emergent BioSolutions Inc (EBS.N) of its decision to terminate agreement with the contract manufacturer [...] » More

Test makers target monkeypox market as cases surge

04-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Diagnostic companies are racing to develop tests for monkeypox, hoping to tap into a new market as governments ramp up efforts to trace the world’s first major outbreak [...] » More

Health agency confirms community spread of monkeypox in England

03-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Monkeypox appears to be spreading from person to person in England, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said on Wednesday. The usually mild viral disease, which is endemic [...] » More

Outbreaks of diseases such as monkeypox becoming more frequent, warns WHO

03-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Outbreaks of endemic diseases such as monkeypox and lassa fever are becoming more persistent and frequent, the World Health Organization’s emergencies director, Mike [...] » More

Vietnam develops ‘world’s first’ African swine fever vaccine for commercial use

02-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Vietnam said on Wednesday it had successfully developed a vaccine to administer to pigs to fight African swine fever, with the aim of becoming the first country to [...] » More

New WHO panel to speed up pandemic response, address shortcomings

01-Jun-2022 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

The World Health Organization’s governing board agreed on Monday to form a new committee to help speed up its response to health emergencies like COVID-19. The UN [...] » More

GSK to spend up to $3.3 billion on Affinivax to boost vaccines roster

01-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

GSK (GSK.L) on Tuesday agreed to buy US biotech Affinivax for up to $3.3 billion, its second major deal in two months, giving the British pharmaceutical giant access to the [...] » More

What vaccines, treatments do we have to combat monkeypox?

27-May-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:03 PM

With cases of monkeypox inexplicably on the rise outside of Africa where the viral disease is endemic public health officials are using contact tracing, isolation and [...] » More

Pfiser offers to sell medicines at cost to poorest countries

27-May-2022 Intellasia | AFP | 2:03 PM

US pharmaceutical giant Pfiser on Wednesday said it would sell its patented drugs on a not-for-profit basis to the world’s poorest countries, as part of a new [...] » More

Countries agree to overhaul WHO funding

26-May-2022 Intellasia | AFP | 11:05 AM

Shaken by the pandemic, the World Health Organization’s member states agreed Tuesday to overhaul how they fund the UN health agency, giving it much more money to spend [...] » More