If Authorized Molnupiravir Could be the First Oral Antiviral Medicine for COVID-19 as Merck Plans to Seek Emergency Use Authorization in the U.S. & Worldwide!

If Authorized Molnupiravir Could be the First Oral Antiviral Medicine for COVID-19 as Merck Plans to Seek Emergency Use Authorization in the U.S. & Worldwide!

Kenilworth, NJ…Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics today announced that molnupiravir (MK-4482, EIDD-2801), an investigational oral antiviral medicine, significantly reduced the risk of hospitalization or death at a planned interim analysis of the Phase 3 MOVe-OUT trial in at risk, non-hospitalized adult patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19. […]

Governor Newsom Signs Legislation Strengthening Access to Reproductive Health Care & Lifts up California Future of Abortion Council

Governor Newsom Signs Legislation Strengthening Access to Reproductive Health Care & Lifts up California Future of Abortion Council

Sacramento, CA…In the face of unprecedented attacks on women’s health care and reproductive rights throughout the country, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the Administration’s participation in a new advisory group, the California Future of Abortion Council, to advance the state’s leadership on reproductive freedom and signed legislation furthering the state’s commitment to ensuring access to essential reproductive […]

President Biden on the COVID-⁠19 Response and the Vaccination Program

President Biden on the COVID-⁠19 Response and the Vaccination Program

Washington, DC…Good afternoon. Today, we have hit another milestone — a key milestone — in our nation’s fight against COVID. The Food and Drug Administration, the FDA, announced that it’s fully concluded its — its now thorough and independent scientific review. After a strict process, the FDA has reaffirmed its findings that the Pfizer COVID-19 […]

FDA and Mexican Counterparts Report Progress and Next Steps for Food Safety Partnership

FDA and Mexican Counterparts Report Progress and Next Steps for Food Safety Partnership

Silver Springs, MD…As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of food imported from Mexico and advance protections for consumers in both countries, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its regulatory counterparts in Mexico – the Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary RisksExternal Link Disclaimer (Cofepris) and the National Service of Agro-Alimentary Health, Safety […]

FDA Approves Comirnaty as First COVID-19 Vaccine

FDA Approves Comirnaty as First COVID-19 Vaccine

Silver Spring, MD…Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency […]

AstraZeneca Therapeutic Trials Show 77% Reduced Risk of Symptomatic Covid

AstraZeneca Therapeutic Trials Show 77% Reduced Risk of Symptomatic Covid

Wilmington, DE…77% reduced risk of developing symptomatic COVID-19. First long-acting antibody combination to prevent COVID-19. Positive high-level results from the PROVENT Phase III pre-exposure prophylaxis trial showed AstraZeneca’s AZD7442 achieved a statistically significant reduction in the incidence of symptomatic COVID-19, the trial’s primary endpoint. AZD7442, a combination of two long-acting antibodies (LAAB), reduced the risk […]

Dignity Health and Anthem Reach New Agreement in California

Dignity Health and Anthem Reach New Agreement in California

Santa Cruz, CA…Dignity Health and Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) announced that they have reached agreement on a new, multi-year contract that allows Anthem-insured patients to maintain in network access to Dignity Health services, facilities and providers. The new agreement is retroactive to July 15, the date the previous contract expired, and any care received since […]

Governor Newsom Signs Into Law Expansion of Medi-Cal to Undocumented Californians Age 50 and Over.

Governor Newsom Signs Into Law Expansion of Medi-Cal to Undocumented Californians Age 50 and Over.

Fresno, CA…At a health clinic in Fresno County yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation making California the first state in the nation to expand full-scope Medi-Cal eligibility to low-income adults 50 years of age or older, regardless of immigration status – a major milestone in the state’s progress toward universal health coverage. At Fresno health […]

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