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EU regulator authorizes COVID shot made by France's Valneva

Jun. 23, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency said Thursday it is recommending the authorization of the coronavirus vaccine made by French pharmaceutical Valneva, making it the sixth shot given the green light in Europe. The EU drug regulator said in a statement that it had cleared...

Former pharma employee admits role in insider trading scheme

Jun. 23, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former communications director at a pharmaceutical company has pleaded guilty in what authorities said was an insider trading scheme involving a breast cancer drug. Lauren Wood pleaded guilty Wednesday in Newark to one count of securities fraud and is...

Supreme Court rejects Bayer's bid to stop Roundup lawsuits

Jun. 21, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected Bayer's appeal to shut down thousands of lawsuits claiming that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer. The justices on Tuesday left in place a $25 million judgment in favor of Edwin Hardeman, a California man who says he developed...

Court rejects Trump-era EPA finding that weed killer safe

Jun. 17, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a Trump administration finding that the active ingredient in the weed killer Roundup does not pose a serious health risk and is “not likely” to cause cancer in humans. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the...

WTO ministers reach deals on fisheries, food, COVID vaccines

Jun. 17, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — After all-night talks, members of the World Trade Organization early Friday reached a string of deals and commitments aimed at protecting stocks of ocean fish, broadening production of COVID-19 vaccines in the developing world, improving food security and reforming a 27-year-old...

Compounding pharmacy agrees to stop distributing some drugs

Jun. 13, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont compounding pharmacy has agreed to stop producing adulterated and misbranded drugs, the U.S. Justice Department said Monday. Edge Pharma of Colchester and its owners and operators signed a consent decree with the Justice Department on Friday that...

US: Pfizer COVID-19 shot appears effective for kids under 5

Jun. 12, 2022 21:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials said Sunday that kid-sized doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines appear to be safe and effective for kids under 5, a key step toward a long-awaited decision to begin vaccinating the youngest American children. The Food and Drug...

WTO holds big meeting to tackle vaccines, food shortages

Jun. 12, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Trade Organization predicted a “bumpy and rocky" road as it opened its highest-level meeting in 4-1/2 years on Sunday, with issues like pandemic preparedness, food insecurity and overfishing of the world’s seas on the agenda. At a time when...

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

Jun. 10, 2022 13:25 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: ___ COVID vaccines do not kill more...

New vaccine may be option for troops with religious concerns

Jun. 09, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A COVID-19 vaccine that could soon win federal authorization may offer a boost for the U.S. military: an opportunity to get shots into some of the thousands of service members who have refused other coronavirus vaccines for religious reasons. At least 175 active...