Eisai, Biogen say Alzheimer’s drug succeeds in slowing cognitive decline

Eisai, Biogen say Alzheimer’s drug succeeds in slowing cognitive decline

Sept 27 (Reuters) – Eisai Co Ltd (4523.T) and Biogen Inc (BIIB.O) on Tuesday said their experimental Alzheimer’s drug significantly slowed cognitive and functional decline in a large trial of patients in the early stages of the disease, marking a rare win in a field littered with failed drugs. The drug, lecanemab, slowed progress of … Read more

CanSino’s inhaled COVID-19 vaccine gets emergency use approval in China

CanSino’s inhaled COVID-19 vaccine gets emergency use approval in China

A logo of China’s vaccine specialist CanSino Biologics Inc is pictured on the company’s headquarters in Tianjin, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), China August 17, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Sept 4 (Reuters) – China’s CanSino Biologics Inc (6185.HK) said on Sunday … Read more

Bluebird’s $2.8 million gene therapy becomes most expensive drug after U.S. approval

Bluebird’s .8 million gene therapy becomes most expensive drug after U.S. approval

Signage is seen outside of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in White Oak, Maryland, U.S., August 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 17 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved bluebird bio’s (BLUE.O) gene therapy for patients with a rare … Read more

Philips parts ways with CEO in midst of massive recall

Philips parts ways with CEO in midst of massive recall

Van Houten to leave after almost 12 years at helm To be replaced on Oct. 15 by Connected Care head Jakobs Shares up 2%, but down more than 50% since product recall AMSTERDAM, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Philips (PHG.AS) Chief Executive Frans van Houten will leave the company in October, the Dutch health technology firm … Read more

UK first to approve Omicron COVID shot with Moderna nod

UK first to approve Omicron COVID shot with Moderna nod

A nurse prepares a dose of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the Glangwili General Hospital in Carmarthen, Wales, Britain April 7, 2021. Jacob King/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UK’s JCVI backs using bivalent shot in autumn booster campaign Moderna sees Australia, Canada, EU approvals soon LONDON, … Read more

Exclusive: Cassava Sciences faces U.S. criminal probe tied to Alzheimer’s drug, sources say

Exclusive: Cassava Sciences faces U.S. criminal probe tied to Alzheimer’s drug, sources say

WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into Cassava Sciences Inc (SAVA.O) involving whether the biotech company manipulated research results for its experimental Alzheimer’s drug, two people familiar with the inquiry said. The Justice Department personnel conducting the investigation into Austin, Texas-based Cassava specialize in examining whether companies … Read more

China approves Genuine Biotech’s HIV drug for COVID patients

China approves Genuine Biotech’s HIV drug for COVID patients

BEIJING, July 25 (Reuters) – China on Monday gave conditional approval to domestic firm Genuine Biotech’s Azvudine pill to treat certain adult patients with COVID-19, adding another oral treatment option against the coronavirus. The availability of effective COVID vaccines and treatments is crucial in laying the groundwork for China’s potential pivoting from its “dynamic COVID … Read more

U.S. FDA authorizes Novavax COVID vaccine for adults

U.S. FDA authorizes Novavax COVID vaccine for adults

July 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the use of Novavax Inc’s (NVAX.O) COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, clearing the way for a shot whose more traditional technology has raised hopes of wider acceptance among vaccine skeptics. Shares of Novavax rose 1.3% to $70.89 after its two-dose vaccine became the fourth COVID … Read more

U.S. bans sales of Juul e-cigarettes, company to seek stay on enforcement

U.S. bans sales of Juul e-cigarettes, company to seek stay on enforcement

June 23 (Reuters) – Sales of Juul e-cigarettes were blocked by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, in a major blow to the once high-flying firm whose products have been tied to a surge in teenage vaping. The agency said the applications “lacked sufficient evidence” to show that sale of the products would … Read more

U.S. FDA advisers overwhelmingly back Moderna COVID vaccine for ages 6-17

U.S. FDA advisers overwhelmingly back Moderna COVID vaccine for ages 6-17

A pharmacist holds a vial of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in West Haven, Connecticut, U.S., February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 14 (Reuters) – Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday unanimously recommended that the agency authorize Moderna Inc’s (MRNA.O) COVID-19 … Read more