• Heart reaction probed as possible rare Covid-19 vaccine link in teens

    14 days ago - By STAT

    Health authorities are trying to determine whether heart inflammation that can occur along with many types of infections could also be a rare side effect in teens and young adults after the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
    An article on seven U.S. teen boys in several states, published online Friday in Pediatrics, is among the latest reports of heart inflammation discovered after Covid-19 vaccination, though a link to the vaccine has not been proven.
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  • FDA authorizes Regeneron's Covid drug at lower dose, and in injectable formulation

    FDA authorizes Regeneron's Covid drug at lower dose, and in injectable formulation

    14 days ago - By MedCity News

    Emergency authorization of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals' Covid-19 antibody drug now includes an injectable version, which is a more convenient option for patients. The drug developer plans to seek full FDA approval of its antibody cocktail later this summer.
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  • STAT+: EU pushes rival plan to Covid-19 vaccine IP waiver, but some deride it as ‘meaningless'

    14 days ago - By STAT

    Amid intense debate over equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines, the European Union is offering a rival plan to a controversial proposal that would temporarily waive intellectual property protections in a World Trade Organization Agreement. But critics say the alternative is inadequate.
    The proposed plan is designed to safeguard patent rights, a hot-button issue for the pharmaceutical industry and some EU countries where drug makers are based. Instead, the EU suggested several ideas to increase equitable vaccine distribution, such as limiting export restrictions, voluntary licensing...
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