Germany approves AstraZeneca jab for over-65s
U-turn could help speed up the country’s sluggish Covid-19 vaccination campaign (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Italy blocks shipment of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines to Australia
Intervention threatens to increase global tensions over procurement of Covid jabs (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

No need for lengthy trials of vaccine modifications, UK regulator says
Decision makes approval possible in as little as two weeks after final data is received from manufacturers (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid vaccine passports ‘should not last for ever’, says UK developer
Netcompany chief says health status apps are only a short-term solution as pandemic eases (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stark link between obesity and Covid deaths revealed
WHO-backed report concludes that 9 out of 10 fatalities have occurred in countries with high obesity levels (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Landmark study reveals stark link between obesity and Covid deaths
WHO-backed report concludes 9 out of 10 fatalities have occurred in countries with high obesity levels (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Permira bids for $3.7bn medical device maker LivaNova
Buyout group’s approach comes as private equity makes a push for healthcare deals amid pandemic (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Biden criticises Texas, Mississippi for ending mask mandates — as it happened
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: Biden criticises Texas, Mississippi for ending mask mandates
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Campaigners claim Budget fails to address stretched healthcare
NHS funding set to fall as emergency Covid-19 support is scaled back (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Insurer Oscar Health falls in Wall Street debut after $1.4bn IPO
New York company co-founded by Joshua Kushner was valued at almost $8bn in flotation (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lex Letter from New York: private equity’s high nursing home death rates
Study finds PE management led to 10% increase in short-term mortality of Medicare patients (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pandemics and the paradox of human progress
The more we destabilise the planet in the name of advancement, the more pathogens will emerge (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: China services growth dips to 10-month low as Covid-19 surge hits demand
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cuba starts final-stage trials of two homegrown coronavirus vaccines
Soberana 2 and Abdala jabs reported to show ‘potent immunological response’ in earlier trials (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Oscar Health raises $1.4bn from stock market listing
Top of share price range values insurer co-founded by Joshua Kushner at $7.9bn (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Texas lifts mask mandate as US states loosen Covid restrictions
Actions follow Biden administration warnings against rolling back pandemic rules too quickly (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Biden says US will have enough jabs to vaccinate all adults by end of May
White House announces accelerated timeline after brokering production deal between J&J and Merck (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid vaccines show few serious side-effects after millions of jabs
Surveillance of AstraZeneca and Pfizer recipients in UK reports minor complaints but few severe reactions (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid vaccines show few side effects after millions of jabs
Surveillance of AstraZeneca and Pfizer reports minor complaints but few severe reactions (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Merck to manufacture Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Joe Biden expected to announce unusual deal between Big Pharma rivals on Tuesday afternoon (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Microdosing study shows placebo effect of taking psychedelics
UK research into LSD consumption reveals expectation of improved wellbeing drives transformation (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Germany loses Covid crown as vaccine campaign falters
Country lags far behind UK and US while jab strategy and technology underpinning it draw fierce criticism (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Redemption shot: von der Leyen begins fightback on EU vaccine rollout
With Europe facing a possible third wave and public doubts about efficacy, the commission president is under pressure from member states (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FT 1000: the fifth annual list of Europe’s fastest-growing companies
Green energy supplier takes top spot and London remains the city with the most high-growth businesses (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

France lifts restrictions on Oxford/AstraZeneca jab for over-65s
New data bring about policy shift as other EU countries likely to abandon age limits (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: US vaccinates more than 50m people
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brazil virus variant found to evade natural immunity
Studies ‘urgently needed’ to check efficacy of current vaccines against strain, researchers say (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Johnson defends UK border regime amid hunt for Covid patient
News about P.1 variant balanced by data confirming vaccines highly effective at preventing disease (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Austria and Denmark forge ‘vaccine alliance’ with Israel
EU jab strategy under strain amid growing anxiety over bloc’s slow inoculation drive (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaccine scepticism cuts across political lines in the US
Widespread opposition to jab could undermine efforts to end the pandemic (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NHS doctors criticised over ‘do not resuscitate’ orders during pandemic
Human rights group says denying treatment to some disabled and elderly patients is clear breach of the law (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

After 33 years of failure, Novavax closes in on Covid triumph
US company prepares to launch its vaccine but the road to success has been long (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hungarians get Chinese Covid vaccine as Orban breaks with EU
Budapest also orders Russia-made shot despite lack of approval for use within bloc (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hungarians get Chinese Covid vaccine as Orban breaks with EU strategy
Budapest also orders Russia-made shot despite lack of approval for use within bloc (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: Households save £18.5bn in a single month of UK lockdown
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brazil variant of coronavirus found in the UK
Six people have been found to have the strain, with one yet to be identified (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: US hospital cases hit lowest level since November 2
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

German health advisers signal end of Oxford/AstraZeneca age restrictions
Similar move expected in France as EU governments come under pressure to clear stockpile of unused doses (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US diagnostics company calls for national Covid testing guidelines
BD chief says makers are delaying preparations for mass testing until they know each country’s rules (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

China’s vaccination programme beset by delay and reluctance
International travel restrictions expected until next year (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA authorises Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine in the US
Regulator gives emergency approval to third Covid treatment and first involving a single shot (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson’s US vaccine rollout slowed by production problems
Single-shot jab is third Covid treatment to be authorised in country (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine rollout marred by production problems
Single-shot jab likely to get US emergency approval within days after FDA panel votes to endorse it (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Milk teeth/S&P 500: a fairy exchange
Record payouts suggest the sprite engages in some complex asset-liability modelling (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA moves to authorise J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine
Vote by independent experts paves the way for first single-dose jab in the US (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rise in Covid infections reported in 1 in 5 English local authorities
Public urged to stick to lockdown rules as regional disparities remain despite falls in UK-wide impact (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaccine passports are a technical and ethical minefield
Requiring digital proof of jabs could revive the economy but undermine equity and privacy (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The UK mental health crisis coming in Covid’s wake
One in five people was suffering from depression last year, with experts warning about ‘post pandemic stress disorder’ (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Healthcare inequality exposed in Why is Covid Killing People of Colour? on BBC1
Documentary investigates why the pandemic disproportionately affects Bame communities (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news