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India’s Covid vaccine maker told to meet domestic demand first, urges ‘rest of the world’ to be patient

An AstraZeneca vaccine production line. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The world’s largest vaccine maker by volume, Serum Institute of India, has been told to meet domestic demand for Covid-19 shots first — before distributing them overseas. The move implies that foreign governments could face order delays from the company as it places India’s… Read More »

Gilead’s Veklury becomes first FDA-approved drug for treating COVID-19

Dive Brief: The Food and Drug Administration has granted a full approval to Gilead’s COVID-19 drug Veklury, making it the first medicine to win a standard clearance from the agency to treat the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The FDA authorized Veklury for emergency use in May, a declaration that’s only valid during a… Read More »

FDA Approves Opdivo (nivolumab) + Yervoy (ipilimumab) as the First and Only Immunotherapy Treatment for Previously Untreated Unresectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

PRINCETON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE) October 2, 2020 — Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) today announced that Opdivo (nivolumab) 360 mg every three weeks plus Yervoy (ipilimumab) 1 mg/kg every six weeks (injections for intravenous use) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first-line treatment of adult patients with unresectable malignant pleural… Read More »

Healthcare sector added 358K jobs, hospitals had first gains in 2 months

Dive Brief: The healthcare sector added 358,000 jobs throughout the last two weeks of May and the first two weeks of June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly jobs report. Similar to last month’s report, dentists and physician’s offices saw notable gains: 190,000 and 80,000 jobs added, respectively.​ Hospitals added about 7,000 jobs,… Read More »