U.S. Senate passes $430billion bill on climate change, healthcare and tax

Democrats scored a major policy victory when the U.S. Senate passed a $430 billion climate change, healthcare and tax bill that will help reduce the carbon emissions that drive climate change while also cutting drug costs for the elderly. President Joe Biden’s congressional allies hope the bill, which they pushed through the Senate over united… Read More U.S. Senate passes $430billion bill on climate change, healthcare and tax

Pfizer acquires Global Blood Therapeutics in $5.4billion deal

Pfizer Inc is boosting its pipeline with a $5.4 billion deal for blood disorder drugmaker Global Blood Therapeutics, the latest in a series of acquisitions to combat a potential slowdown in COVID-19 products demand as cases fall. Pfizer said on Monday it will pay $68.50 per share, representing a premium of 7.3% to Global Blood… Read More Pfizer acquires Global Blood Therapeutics in $5.4billion deal

U.S. President Joe Biden tests negative, recovers from coronavirus

President Joe Biden has tested negative for COVID-19 after testing positive with a breakthrough case for days, the White House physician said on Saturday. The Democratic president will remain in isolation until he tests negative on a second test, Dr. Kevin O’Connor said in a letter. Biden, 79, emerged from isolation on Wednesday after testing… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden tests negative, recovers from coronavirus

Pfizer begins mid-stage trial for vaccine against coronavirus Omicron subvariant

Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech SEsaid on Wednesday they had started a mid-stage study of a modified COVID-19 vaccine which targets both the original as well as the BA.2 Omicron subvariant. Pfizer said the vaccine is in an initial proof-of-concept study to gather more data. Together, the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants are estimated… Read More Pfizer begins mid-stage trial for vaccine against coronavirus Omicron subvariant

China approves usage of Genuine Biotech’s HIV drug for treatment of coronavirus patients

China on Monday gave conditional approval to domestic firm Genuine Biotech’s Azvudine pill to treat certain adult patients with COVID-19, adding another oral treatment option against the coronavirus. The availability of effective COVID vaccines and treatments is crucial in laying the groundwork for China’s potential pivoting from its “dynamic COVID zero” policy, which aims to… Read More China approves usage of Genuine Biotech’s HIV drug for treatment of coronavirus patients

Panama’s President Laurentino Cortizo diagnosed with low-risk blood disorder

Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo suffers from a low-risk type of a rare blood disorder known as myelodysplastic syndrome, his wife Yazmin Colon said on Sunday after tests carried out in the United States. Myelodysplastic syndrome is considered a type of cancer affecting the body’s ability to make healthy blood cells in bone marrow, the American… Read More Panama’s President Laurentino Cortizo diagnosed with low-risk blood disorder

Kenya, World Health Organization launch medical emergency hub in Nairobi

The Kenyan government and World Health Organization on Saturday launched a medical emergency hub in Nairobi, the first in a network of African centres they say will hasten responses to regional emergencies. The facility will include a training centre, house a cadre of professionals that can respond to a medical emergency within its first 24… Read More Kenya, World Health Organization launch medical emergency hub in Nairobi