Moderna reports $1.7bn in Covid vaccine sales
Drugmaker posts first quarterly profit but shares under pressure as US backs plan to waive vaccine patents (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Will a suspension of Covid vaccine patents lead to more jabs?
Washington’s backing for waiver plan is welcomed by WHO but challenges lie ahead (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pharma industry fears Biden’s patent move sets precedent
Shares in Covid vaccine makers hit on worries waiver would harm profit and innovation (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Katherine Tai springs a surprise on Covid vaccine patents
It may not stop manufacturing bottlenecks but symbolism of Washington’s IP waiver is immense (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A harrowing brush with Covid as India is ravaged
Contracting the virus was just the start of one FT journalist’s ordeal (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: Alcohol deaths jump a fifth to highest level on record in England and Wales
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US backs plan to suspend Covid vaccine patents during pandemic
Move to rip up intellectual property rights prompts sell-off in shares of jab makers (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Canada approves first coronavirus vaccine for under-16s
BioNTech/Pfizer jab authorised for children aged 12 to 15 after successful clinical trials (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaccine maker Valneva targets €85m in global offering
French group sets out price range after promising early trials for Covid-19 jab (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Moderna touts effectiveness of booster shot against some Covid variants - as it happened
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: Moderna touts effectiveness of booster shot against some Covid variants
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: NHS ready to offer autumn ‘booster’ shots for vulnerable people, UK minister says
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Indivior faces shareholder ire over bonus for imprisoned ex-CEO
UK drugmaker stands by payout based on ‘absence of any findings of personal wrongdoing’ in US opioid case (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Beer and cash for vaccines: campaign to win round jab doubters
US business and state and local officials try to boost inoculation take-up with freebies (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UK boosts laboratory capacity to tackle Covid-19 variants
New facilities, funded by £30m investment, to ‘future-proof’ country from threat of new variants  (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer/coronavirus: no one-hit wonder
Pharma group wants to develop versions of its vaccine that can fight variants of coronavirus (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Oxford Nanopore/IPO: sequencer has Woodford in its DNA
Investors should focus on the science, setting aside market froth (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Melinda Gates urges wealthy nations to stop ‘hoarding’ Covid vaccines
US philanthropist tells FT that countries should inoculate ‘up to a point’ then donate to others (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer’s Covid vaccine revenues hit $3.5bn in first quarter
US pharma group sharply raises guidance after signing contracts for 1.6bn doses this year (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How to step up vaccine supplies to poorer countries
There are more effective options than suspending patent protections (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fauci warns against discarding trade rules on Covid vaccines
Biden senior adviser says move would spark legal disputes and delay inoculation campaigns (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US set to approve Pfizer Covid vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds
Regulators to give green light to inoculate adolescents in coming days (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brazil pins hope on homegrown jabs to boost Covid vaccinations
Latin American nation lags behind in race to develop inoculations as death rates remain high (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Biden sets target of 70% of US adults with at least one dose by July 4 — as it happened
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: Illinois on track to fully reopen in July
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Denmark drops J&J Covid vaccine over blood clot concerns
Authorities say rare side effects not worth risk as country has pandemic ‘under control’ (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NY and neighbouring states to lift most Covid restrictions
Reopening plan announced as infections fall in many parts of the US (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut set to end most Covid restrictions - as it happened
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid vaccines spur global fight over intellectual property
Calls for WTO to waive longstanding patent protections have come up against strong opposition (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Canada’s muddled Covid response leaves it struggling against third wave
Case count per capita exceeds that of the US for the first time since the pandemic began (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

India’s vaccine shortage will last months, biggest manufacturer warns
Chief of Serum Institute says problem will persist after government failed to prepare for second Covid wave (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Priory boss expands rehab services as ‘long Covid’ cases rise
New chief of mental health chain to offer broader range of treatments across UK (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Maduro struggles to make good on his grand vaccine promises
Venezuela’s government has turned to both allies and the opposition in its quest to secure jabs (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mental health/psychedelic drugs: mushrooming investor interest fuels research
Effective new treatments will find a large market (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The independent and voluntary sectors must be partners of the NHS
Politicians should stand firm against accusations of privatisation as they reform the health service (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is there a ban on Covid vaccine exports in the US?
Very few jabs made in America have gone overseas even though there are no formal controls (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Disneyland reopens in California, Liverpool gets ready to rave — as it happened
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GDP data confirm eurozone in double-dip doldrums
Recovery much slower than the US and China (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

One vaccine shot leaves many vulnerable to Covid variants, UK study finds
Separate research shows some elderly patients still succumbing to coronavirus despite jabs (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaccitech slides in US stock market debut
Company that owns tech behind Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine raised $111m (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Some elderly patients still succumb to Covid despite jabs, UK study finds
Researchers say deaths and hospitalisations are inevitable but the numbers dying are still ‘very small’ (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AstraZeneca on track to submit data for US vaccine approval, says chief
Pharma group plans filing in next few weeks after controversy over previous trial results (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaccitech valued at $579m in US public offering
Company that owns the tech behind Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine raises $111m (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: Stimulus cheques drive record increase in US personal incomes
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rare blood clots from AstraZeneca vaccine mostly affect younger people
UK medicines regulator releases first breakdown by age of people who have suffered the adverse side-effect (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US proposes ban on menthol cigarettes popular with black smokers
FDA begins process of trying to snuff out flavour that makes up a third of total sales in US (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus: New York City to ‘fully reopen’ on July 1, mayor says - as it happened
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Simon Stevens to retire from helm of NHS England at end of July
Chief executive was often a thorn in the side of Conservative chancellors as he lobbied effectively for funds (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Illumina sues Brussels over probe into $8bn cancer deal for Grail
US genomics company takes rare step after authorities indicate they will review the deal (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A vaccine patent waiver that might be worth a shot
The controversy over whether the WTO should lift protection on the IP behind Covid jabs (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news