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Monkeypox cases triple in Europe, WHO says, Africa concerned

Jul. 01, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization's Europe chief warned Friday that monkeypox cases in the region have tripled in the last two weeks and urged countries to do more to ensure the previously rare disease does not become entrenched on the continent. And African health...

McConnell warns Dems of fallout for reviving Biden bill

Jun. 30, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell threatened Thursday to derail a bill designed to boost semiconductor manufacturing in the United States if Democrats revive their stalled package of energy and economic initiatives. The rejuvenation of the Democratic...

Tweaked COVID boosters in US must target newer omicron types

Jun. 30, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

U.S. regulators told COVID-19 vaccine makers Thursday that any booster shots tweaked for the fall will have to add protection against the newest omicron relatives. The Food and Drug Administration said the original vaccines would be used for anyone still getting their first series of...

EU regulator considers clearing smallpox shot for monkeypox

Jun. 28, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency says it will begin reviewing data to decide if a smallpox vaccine made by the pharmaceutical company Bavarian Nordic might also be authorized for monkeypox, amid a growing outbreak of the disease across the continent. In a statement on...

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...