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Can J&J’s vaccine approval erase bad pharma?

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY: Pharma companies, like J&J, have received criticism for engaging in illegal activities, such as providing kickbacks and bribes, knowingly shipping adulterated or contaminated drugs to pharmacies, and marketing drugs for unapproved uses. Johnson & Johnson has paid $2.7

Johnson & Johnson Will Test its Vaccine in Infants

NY Times

The company’s coming trials will also involve pregnant women and people whose immune systems are compromised. internal-essential Children and Childhood Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Immune System Clinical Trials Vaccination and Immunization Babies and Infants Johnson & Johnson

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Boston College physicist Brian Zhou receives NSF CAREER Award

Scienmag

Funding will support spatially imaging the flow of photocurrents inside quantum materials Credit: Lee Pellegrini/Boston College Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Can you get melatonin over the counter in the UK?

Druggist

Melatonin is a hormone that is released at night by the pineal gland located in the brain. Melatonin controls the sleep-wake cycle (24-hour cycle). In other words, melatonin acts as a biological clock that regulates sleep. Melatonin, therefore, can be used to promote and regulate sleep (Wagner et al.,

Sensing suns

Scienmag

Astronomers accurately measure the temperature of red supergiant stars Credit: © 2021 Andrew Klinger Red supergiants are a class of star that end their lives in supernova explosions. Their lifecycles are not fully understood, partly due to difficulties in measuring their temperatures.

Report: AstraZeneca Divests Moderna Holdings for More than $1 Billion

BioSpace

On Sunday, Reuters reported the U.K. pharma giant sold off its 7.7% stake in the company for more than $1 billion

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Financial incentives for hospitals boost rapid changes to opioid use disorder treatment

Scienmag

Offering financial incentives to hospitals shows strong potential to drive swift system and practice changes to intervene in the opioid epidemic, Penn Medicine research finds PHILADELPHIA– Hospital emergency departments (EDs) not only care for patients with overdose and other complications from opioid use, but they also serve as vital touch points to engage patients into […]. Medicine & Health Addiction Critical Care/Emergency Medicine Drugs Medicine/Health

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March SLAS Discovery explores COVID-19 drug therapies six months later

Scienmag

Oak Brook, IL – The March edition of SLAS Discovery features the cover article, “Therapeutic and Vaccine Options for COVID-19: Status After 6 Months of the Disease Outbreak” by Christian Ogaugwu (Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria ), Dawid Maciorowski, Subba Rao Durvasula, Ph.D., Ravi Durvasula, M.D., and Adinarayana Kunamneni, Ph.D. Loyola University Medical Center, […].

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Novartis Piqray(R) – First and only treatment specially for patients with a PIK3CA mutation in HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer receives HSA approval

Pharma Mirror

Novartis announced the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has approved* Piqray®, an ?-specific

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Mobidiag Receives CE-IVD Marking for Amplidiag® RESP-4 for Simultaneous Detection of COVID-19, Flu A, Flu B and RSV

BioTech 365

Mobidiag Receives CE-IVD Marking for Amplidiag® RESP-4 for Simultaneous Detection of COVID-19, Flu A, Flu B and RSV Mobidiag Receives CE-IVD Marking for Amplidiag® RESP-4 for Simultaneous Detection of COVID-19, Flu A, Flu B and RSV – Real-time PCR-based test … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Accelerating Investigator Recruitment with NLP

Pharma Mirror

NLP and social graphs are effective instruments to speed up investigator recruitment and ensure timely pharmaceutical product releases. Read how NLP can leverage the power of unstructured data and help find doctors-influencers that can substantially provide assistance to a clinical trial.

Gyroscope Therapeutics Appoints Jessica Stitt as Chief Financial Officer

BioTech 365

FDA Action Alert: Athenex, Blueprint, CorMedix and More

BioSpace

The end of February and beginning of March is a busy time for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, with a number of PDUFA dates on the calendar

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DHR Health and Cipherome to Pioneer Personalized Medicine Project in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

BioTech 365

DHR Health and Cipherome to Pioneer Personalized Medicine Project in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Interventions DHR Health and Cipherome to Pioneer Personalized Medicine Project in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Interventions The First Gene Based Project to be conducted in the … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Why COVID-19 vaccine distribution methods fall short and 3 ways to improve them

Scienmag

BINGHAMTON, NY – Several proposals have emerged on how to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine, but they fall short in ensuring that the vaccine is distributed fairly. A team including Binghamton University professor Nicole Hassoun suggests three ways to more fairly and effectively distribute the vaccine so that people in poor countries get the vaccine as […].

Pharmaron Acquires State-of-the-Art Biomanufacturing Site in the United Kingdom from AbbVie

BioTech 365

Pharmaron Acquires State-of-the-Art Biomanufacturing Site in the United Kingdom from AbbVie Pharmaron Acquires State-of-the-Art Biomanufacturing Site in the United Kingdom from AbbVie Continues to build integrated capabilities platform for Cell & Gene Therapy BEIJING–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#biomanufaturing–Pharmaron Beijing Co.,

Top diversity and equity leaders in psychiatry offer guidelines for academic medicine

Scienmag

New article and commentary from American Journal of Psychiatry Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) leaders in academic medicine are subject to increasing expectations with limited resources and there is an urgent need for psychiatry departments to commit to fully supporting their efforts, according to an article now available in the American Journal of Psychiatry written […].

InnoCare Appoints Dr. Sean Zhang as Chief Medical Officer

BioTech 365

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‘Silent epidemic of grief’ leaves bereaved and bereavement care practitioners struggling

Scienmag

Major changes in bereavement care have occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, amid a flood of demand for help from bereaved people, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. The first major study of pandemic-related changes in bereavement care has found that the switch to remote working has helped some services to reach out, […]. Medicine & Health Behavior Counseling Death/Dying Health Professionals Mental Health Social/Behavioral Science

Clinical Catch-Up: February 22-26

BioSpace

It was another busy week for clinical trial news. Here’s a look

Effectiveness of Mindfulness Meditation vs Headache Education for Adults With Migraine

JAMA Internal Medicine

This randomized clinical trial examines whether mindfulness-based stress reduction and headache education improve migraine day frequency and improvements in disability, quality of life, depression scores, pain catastrophizing, and self-efficacy for people who experience migraines

COVID-19 and the Hunt for Herd Immunity

BioSpace

What percentage of a population needs to be immune in order to achieve herd immunity is a matter of debate among scientists and public health officials

Heidelberg Pharma Expands Management Team

BioTech 365

DGAP-News: Heidelberg Pharma AG / Key word(s): Personnel 01.03.2021 / 07:22 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. PRESS RELEASE Heidelberg Pharma Expands Management Team – Dr. András Strassz promoted to Chief Medical Officer – Dr. … Continue reading → EQS Newsfeed

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FDA Approves BridgeBio Affiliate’s Therapy for Rare Metabolic Disease

BioSpace

This approval marks the first treatment indicated for reducing mortality risk in patients with the rare disorder known as molybdenum cofactor deficiency (MoCD) Type A

Evotec and Chinook Therapeutics enter into strategic collaboration to discover and develop novel precision medicines for chronic kidney diseases

BioTech 365

DGAP-News: Evotec SE / Key word(s): Miscellaneous 01.03.2021 / 07:30 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. COLLABORATION WILL LEVERAGE THE NURTURE PATIENT BIOBANK AND EVOTEC’S MULTI-OMICS PLATFORMS PANHUNTER AND PANOMICS EVOTEC AND CHINOOK AIM TO … Continue reading → EQS Newsfeed

Merck KGaA Bolsters Head and Neck Cancer Pipeline With Debiopharm Breakthrough Therapy

BioSpace

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany plunked down €188 million (about $226 million) in upfront cash to acquire exclusive global development and commercialization rights to Debiopharm’s oral Inhibitor of Apoptosis Proteins (IAP) antagonist, xevinapant

Takeda Earns the Best Place To Work Certification in Bulgaria

BioTech 365

Takeda Earns the Best Place To Work Certification in Bulgaria Takeda Earns the Best Place To Work Certification in Bulgaria SOFIA, Bulgaria–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Bulgaria–Takeda been officially recognized as one of the best places to work in Bulgaria for 2021 according to … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Authorization of J&J's COVID-19 Vaccine Increases States' Supplies by 25%

BioSpace

The company has agreed to deliver 100 million doses of the vaccines by the end of June

Junshi Biosciences and AstraZeneca Announce Strategic Collaboration to Commercialize Toripalimab in China

BioTech 365

Junshi Biosciences and AstraZeneca Announce Strategic Collaboration to Commercialize Toripalimab in China Junshi Biosciences and AstraZeneca Announce Strategic Collaboration to Commercialize Toripalimab in China — Junshi grants AstraZeneca exclusive promotion rights of toripalimab in mainland China for the urothelial carcinoma … Continue reading → GlobeNewswire

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FDA clears third emergency COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

Pharma Phorum

The FDA has approved emergency use of a third COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Biotech unit, the day after an advisory committee concluded it was safe and effective. Janssen’s Ad26.COV2.S

Jushi Holdings Inc. Issues Statement on the Commonwealth of Virginia Legalizing Cannabis for Adult Use

BioTech 365

Jushi Holdings Inc. Issues Statement on the Commonwealth of Virginia Legalizing Cannabis for Adult Use Jushi Holdings Inc. Issues Statement on the Commonwealth of Virginia Legalizing Cannabis for Adult Use BOCA RATON, Fla., 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Jushi Holdings Inc. … Continue reading → GlobeNewswire

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Beijing CRMO Further Expands UK Footprint with Abbvie’s Allergan Site

BioSpace

Beijing-based CRMO Pharmaron has accomplished impressive global growth via acquisitions over the past eight months

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electroCore Inc. Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Medistar Following Regulatory Approval in Australia

BioTech 365

electroCore Inc. Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Medistar Following Regulatory Approval in Australia electroCore Inc. Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Medistar Following Regulatory Approval in Australia ROCKAWAY, N.J., 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — electroCore, Inc. Nasdaq: ECOR), a commercial-stage bioelectronic … Continue reading → GlobeNewswire

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Medilink Raises $50 Million to Accelerate Antibody-Drug Conjugates for Cancer

BioSpace

Suzhou Medilink Therapeutics (Medilink), based in Suzhou, China, closed on a $50 million Series A financing round. An A1 series round was led by Apricot Capital and a series-A1 was co-led by Loyal Valley Capital and Qiming Venture Partners

HitGen and UPPTHERA Enter Into Drug Discovery Research Collaboration

BioTech 365

HitGen and UPPTHERA Enter Into Drug Discovery Research Collaboration HitGen and UPPTHERA Enter Into Drug Discovery Research Collaboration CHENGDU, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HitGen (688222.SH) today announced that it has entered into a drug discovery research collaboration with UPPTHERA Inc. to identify small … Continue reading → Business Wire

New patent expiration for Abbvie drug ANDROGEL

Drug Patent Watch

Annual Drug Patent Expirations for ANDROGEL Androgel is a drug marketed by Abbvie and is included in two NDAs. It is available from two suppliers. There are eleven patents protecting…. The post New patent expiration for Abbvie drug ANDROGEL appeared first on DrugPatentWatch - Make Better Decisions.

BridgeBio Pharma and Affiliate Origin Biosciences Announce FDA Approval of NULIBRY™ (fosdenopterin), the First and Only Approved Therapy to Reduce the Risk of Mortality in Patients with MoCD Type A

BioTech 365

BridgeBio Pharma and Affiliate Origin Biosciences Announce FDA Approval of NULIBRY™ (fosdenopterin), the First and Only Approved Therapy to Reduce the Risk of Mortality in Patients with MoCD Type A BridgeBio Pharma and Affiliate Origin Biosciences Announce FDA Approval of … Continue reading → GlobeNewswire