Latest Drug trials News

During WWII, getting the flu vaccine was patriotic

Oct. 16, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The world had lurched into a dark and uncertain winter. Americans were dying by the thousands, and the rhythms of everyday life seemed to carry only mournful notes of loss and deprivation. Even mundane things, like a trip to the grocery store, were...

UK to offer new vaccine shots to Novavax trial volunteers

Oct. 08, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced Friday that it will offer new vaccinations to thousands of people who volunteered for trials of the Novavax coronavirus vaccine, which hasn't yet been approved for use in any country. Around 15,000 people in the U.K. got Novavax shots as...

Africa welcomes new malaria vaccine as a 'game-changer'

Oct. 07, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — African health officials are optimistic that the world’s first malaria vaccine endorsed by the World Health Organization will “dramatically change” the way the continent of 1.3 billion people fights the disease. The new malaria vaccine is...

Sanofi drops plans for messenger RNA vaccine against virus

Sep. 28, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French drugmaker Sanofi said Tuesday it was shelving plans for a COVID-19 vaccine based on messenger RNA despite positive results from early stage testing. The Paris-based company said it will continue to develop another vaccine candidate that is already...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Sep. 22, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. September 19, 2021. Editorial: Sentence doesn’t feel like justice It’s hard to know exactly how to feel about the sentencing of John Stender last week. He wasn’t behind the wheel on Nov. 3, 2018, when Colten Treu...

Britain ends contract with French startup for vaccines

Sep. 13, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government has canceled an agreement to buy at least 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the French pharmaceutical startup Valneva after alleging that the company breached its contract obligations. Valneva shares plummeted Monday on the...

South Africa jabs 2,000 children in test of Chinese vaccine

Sep. 10, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa on Friday started vaccinating some children and adolescents as part of the global Phase 3 clinical trials of China’s Sinovac Biotech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged between 6 months and 17 years. The global study will enroll 2,000...

Taiwan's president receives domestically developed vaccine

Aug. 22, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen received her first dose of the island's domestically developed coronavirus vaccine on Monday, launching its rollout to the public. The vaccine, made by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp., was given emergency approval...

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

Aug. 06, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

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: ___ Post...

Federal officials give UIC $6M to test COVID-19 treatment

Aug. 01, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois Chicago has received $6 million from the federal government to test a potential drug to treat COVID-19. Researchers say the drug candidate, called VT-109, has been shown to help restore function to damaged lungs, among other...