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AstraZeneca vaccine effective against UK variant
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AstraZeneca vaccine effective against UK variant

The Tico Times - February 5, 2021

Britain's Oxford University said on Friday its researchers behind the joint AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine had found it to be effective against the UK virus variant now dominant…

Pfizer/BioNTech say vaccine effective against UK, South Africa virus mutations
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Pfizer/BioNTech say vaccine effective against UK, South Africa virus mutations

Stephane Orjollet and Kelly Macnamara / AFP - January 28, 2021

The vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech appears to retain its effectiveness against coronavirus mutations in worrying new variants that have emerged recently in Britain and South…

Britain OKs vaccine as global Covid death toll nears 1.5 million
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Britain OKs vaccine as global Covid death toll nears 1.5 million

Jitendra JOSHI with AFP bureaus - December 2, 2020

Britain on Wednesday became the first western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use, while Italy and Japan promised free inoculations for all even as…

US predicts ‘vaccines before Christmas’ as virus super-surge looms
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US predicts ‘vaccines before Christmas’ as virus super-surge looms

Issam Ahmed / AFP - November 30, 2020

Hopes for a first wave of vaccinations before the end of 2020 received a boost with US firm Moderna saying it was filing Monday for emergency authorization…

The race to obtain coronavirus vaccines in Latin America
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Latin America
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The race to obtain coronavirus vaccines in Latin America

AFP Bureaus - November 26, 2020

While the world waits for vaccine candidates to complete trials and pass safety tests, Latin American countries are accelerating negotiations and agreements to obtain millions of doses…

New vaccine breakthrough lifts global hope against pandemic
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New vaccine breakthrough lifts global hope against pandemic

AFP Bureaus - November 16, 2020

Global hopes of overcoming the coronavirus pandemic were boosted Monday after a second vaccine was found to be nearly 95% effective in a trial, bringing much-needed optimism…

‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli arrested for securities fraud
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‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli arrested for securities fraud

Renae Merle and Carolyn Y. Johnson | The Washington Post - December 17, 2015

NEW YORK – Martin Shkreli is a biotech executive who favors open-collar shirts over lab coats, the founder of a hedge fund who eschewed discretion by broadcasting his…

Maternal exposure to antidepressant SSRIs linked to autism in children
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Big Pharma
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Maternal exposure to antidepressant SSRIs linked to autism in children

Ariana Eunjung Cha | The Washington Post - December 15, 2015

A new study provides some of the strongest evidence yet that using an antidepressant like Prozac, Paxil or Zoloft during the final two trimesters of pregnancy may…

Bayer sued in Germany over contraceptive pill after health scares
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Bayer sued in Germany over contraceptive pill after health scares

Romain Fonsegrives | AFP - December 15, 2015

WILLSTÄTT, Germany – "If I'd known, I'd never have taken this pill," says Felicitas Rohrer, who is suing German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer, claiming its oral contraceptive Yasminelle caused her…

Martin Shkreli, ‘price-gouging’ CEO, bankrolled punk label – and his punk-rock friends now hate him
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Martin Shkreli, ‘price-gouging’ CEO, bankrolled punk label – and his punk-rock friends now hate him

Justin Wm. Moyer | The Washington Post - September 24, 2015

Domenic "Nicky" Palermo, 34, is in a pretty successful band, but that doesn't mean he's had a glamorous life. The frontman of the Philadelphia-based quartet Nothing, founded…