Moderna Seeks FDA Authorization for Fourth Dose of COVID-19 Shot for All Adults

(Washington, D.C.) — Drugmaker Moderna asked the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday to authorize a fourth shot of its COVID-19 vaccine as a booster dose for all adults. The request is broader than rival pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s request earlier this week for the regulator to approve a booster shot for all seniors. In a … Read more

As Life Returns to Normal, There’s One Major COVID-19 Risk We’re Ignoring

The U.S. has recently taken a sharp turn toward “living with,” rather than trying to avoid, COVID-19. Masks are no longer advised indoors for Americans in most parts of the country, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and many mask and vaccine requirements have been repealed even in the most … Read more

More Than 30 Companies Will Soon Make Generics of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Pill

(GENEVA) — Nearly three dozen companies worldwide will soon start making generic versions of Pfizer’s coronavirus pill, the U.N.-backed Medicines Patent Pool that negotiated the deal said Thursday. The Medicines Patent Pool said in a statement that agreements signed with 35 companies should help make Pfizer’s antiviral nirmatrelvir, or Paxlovoid, available to more than half … Read more