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FDA panel recommends emergency approval

FDA panel recommends emergency approval

An influential Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Thursday overwhelmingly backed Moderna‘s coronavirus vaccine, a key step paving the way to distribute the second Covid-19 vaccine in the United States next week. The nonbinding decision, which was adopted 20 to 0 with one abstention, from the FDA’s Vaccines and …

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Biden advisor urges trust, says politics didn’t sway approval

Biden advisor urges trust, says politics didn't sway approval

A health advisor to President-elect Joe Biden on Monday urged Americans to have confidence in Covid-19 vaccines, telling CNBC the regulatory review for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine adhered to scientific protocols. “We know that this process that has been used by the U.S. to evaluate and to approve the vaccine for …

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FDA panel recommends approval for emergency use

FDA panel recommends approval for emergency use

A key Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Thursday recommended the approval of Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in people over 16 years old, the last step before the FDA gives the final OK to broadly distribute the first doses throughout the United States. If the …

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WHO says Covid vaccine approval is a first step, demand must be created

WHO holds briefing on pandemic after Moderna finds vaccine is highly effective

Executive Director of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergencies program Mike Ryan speaks at a news conference on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland. Denis Balibouse | Reuters Approving a coronavirus vaccine is only the first step toward suppressing the pandemic, as countries race to build distribution networks to …

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Pfizer, BioNTech apply for coronavirus vaccine approval in Europe

Pfizer, BioNTech apply for coronavirus vaccine approval in Europe

A volunteer is injected with a vaccine as he participates in a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination study at the Research Centers of America, in Hollywood, Florida, U.S., September 24, 2020. Marco Bello | Reuters U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said they have applied to the European …

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WuXi Biologics CEO predicts approval for Covid-19 antibody treatment

WuXi Biologics CEO predicts approval for Covid-19 antibody treatment

Chris Chen, chief executive officer at China’s WuXi Biologics, expects approval for a Covid-19 antibody treatment either “late this year or early next year, ” he told CNBC. WuXi Biologics, which sells outsourced laboratory and manufacturing services to biotech companies, has signed several deals with clients to research antibodies for …

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Ex-Obama FDA chief trusts agency’s approval process

Ex-Obama FDA chief trusts agency's approval process

Dr. Margaret Hamburg, former Food and Drug Administration commissioner in the Obama administration, told CNBC on Wednesday that she trusts the regulatory agency will adhere to strict scientific principles as it evaluates coronavirus vaccines. “It’s an agency that is so committed to strong science, the integrity of the people who …

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