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Pfizer Says 3rd Shot of Vaccine Boosts COVID Protection

WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2021 — New data show that protection from both doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine decreases slightly over time, but that a third dose significantly boosts levels of antibodies against several variants of the virus, including the highly contagious Delta variant that’s now dominant in the United States. Not everyone thinks a… Read More »

AstraZeneca’s newly acquired Soliris is overpriced in myasthenia gravis, cost watchdog says

Now that Alexion’s Soliris is in AstraZeneca’s hands, the drugmaker is counting on the C5 inhibitor to help push it toward billions in sales in just a few years. But a prominent drug pricing watchdog is raising a red flag over its costs for patients with a rare neuromuscular disorder.  The Institute for Clinical and… Read More »

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says people who had Covid get ‘best of both worlds’ if they get vaccinated

Dr. Scott Gottlieb believes people who have previously been infected with coronavirus would still benefit from receiving Covid vaccines. In Tuesday’s interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner acknowledged that some individuals may think their antibodies generated from having the disease offer enough protection against future infection or illness and, as… Read More »

Eli Lilly CEO says drugmaker will keep looking for ways to cut insulin costs as Walmart debuts lower-price rival

An Eli Lilly & Co. logo is seen on a box of insulin medication in this arranged photograph at a pharmacy in Princeton, Illinois. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Eli Lilly CEO David Ricks said he welcomes new competition from Walmart, even as the retailer undercuts the drugmaker’s prices on fast-acting insulin. Walmart… Read More »