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Biohaven's drug candidate for neurological disorder fails study

FILE PHOTO: The logo for Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company is displayed on a screen during the company’s IPO on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid(Reuters) -Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd said on Monday its drug candidate, verdiperstat, failed to show effectiveness in treating […]

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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

(Reuters) – Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now:FILE PHOTO: Residents register to take nucleic acid tests at a testing site in Quanzhou, following new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Fujian province, China September 13, 2021. China Daily via REUTERSSydney set to unveil freedom roadmap as more curbs eased […]

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US moves to block Purdue Pharma opioid settlement

The US Justice Department has challenged a plan that would dissolve Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of the OxyContin drug that has been blamed for the country’s opioid crisis, while shielding its founders from lawsuits. The government wants the settlement, which was approved this month by a federal judge, to be put on hold while prosecutors challenge […]

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Hungary signs letter of intent to produce Chinese Sinopharm shots

FILE PHOTO: Doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are seen at a restaurant in Kragujevac, Serbia, May 4, 2021. REUTERS/Marko DjuricaBUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s government has signed a letter of intent with Sinopharm executives to develop the required infrastructure within the next 10 months to produce the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine, […]

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Brazilian regulator still unsatisfied with safety of 12 million Coronavac doses

FILE PHOTO: An employee holds a vial containing CoronaVac, Sinovac Biotech’s vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Butantan biomedical production center in Sao Paulo, Brazil January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda PerobelliRIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s federal health regulator said on Wednesday that documents provided by a Sao Paulo biomedical center attesting to the safety […]