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GSK rejects $68b Unilever bid for consumer healthcare unit

Jan. 15, 2022 15:44 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline said Saturday it has rejected an unsolicited 50 billion-pound ($68.4 billion) bid from Unilever for its consumer healthcare goods unit, a joint venture it controls in a partnership with Pfizer. The London-based company said in...

Mexico sees fake molnupiravir, 1 week after drug approved

Jan. 14, 2022 19:16 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Friday it is already seeing black market or fake versions of molnupiravir circulating for sale, just one week after authorities approved the drug to treat those at risk of severe COVID-19. The real medication is produced by U.S. pharmaceutical...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 14, 2022 11:28 AM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Experts say Viagra isn’t a known...

Omicron leaves Germany on brink of recession as growth dips

Jan. 14, 2022 07:40 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The risk of recession is looming for Germany after Europe’s biggest economy shrank at the end of 2021 and as it faces a bumpy start to this year, with the rapid spread of COVID-19's omicron variant deterring people from shopping and travel and supply bottlenecks...

COVID-19 pill rollout stymied by shortages as omicron rages

Jan. 13, 2022 13:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two brand-new COVID-19 pills that were supposed to be an important weapon against the pandemic in the U.S. are in short supply and have played little role in the fight against the omicron wave of infections. The problem, in part, is that production is still being...

South Korea gets first supply of Pfizer's COVID-19 pills

Jan. 13, 2022 08:20 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Thursday received its first supply of Pfizer’s antiviral COVID-19 pills to treat patients with mild or moderate symptoms. Health officials have described the Paxlovid pills as a potentially important tool to suppress hospitalizations and...

Africa CDC in talks with Pfizer for COVID treatment pill

Jan. 13, 2022 07:01 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal — (AP) — The director of Africa’s Centers for Disease Control said the organization is talking to Pfizer about bringing its COVID-19 treatment pill to the continent, which has just passed 10 million cases. The discussions come as Dr. John Nkengasong urges...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jan. 12, 2022 00:53 AM EST

Kansas City Star. January 9, 2021. Editorial: Missouri AG Eric Schmitt bobs his head as Tucker Carlson spouts dangerous nonsense What we have learned from our last couple of Missouri attorneys general is that the only point of the job is to appear on Fox News as often...

Indonesia starts COVID boosters for elderly, others at risk

Jan. 11, 2022 22:39 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia kicked off a COVID-19 booster campaign for the general public on Wednesday, prioritizing third shots for the elderly and people with compromised immune systems. The government hopes to provide 21 million booster shots in January to people who...

Pfizer seeks conditional EU authorization for COVID-19 pill

Jan. 10, 2022 09:49 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European drug regulator said Monday it has started evaluating an application by Pfizer for its pill to treat the effects of COVID-19. The announcement comes as countries in much of the 27-nation bloc are reporting soaring numbers of infections as...