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Germany, Spain record highest daily coronavirus infection rate since April as cases surge across Europe

August 20, 2020

Via: CNBC

Germany and Spain have both recorded their highest respective daily coronavirus infection rate since April, with other countries in the region also reporting a sharp rise in new cases. Several European countries have imposed travel restrictions, social-distancing measures and mask-wearing […]


Regulatory

Airbnb announces a ‘global party ban’ for public health reasons

August 20, 2020

Via: CNBC

Airbnb announced Thursday a global ban on all parties and events at its listings for health reasons. The home-sharing platform, which made the announcement in a blog post, said it would also introduce a property occupancy cap of 16 people. […]


Regulatory

The CDC wants state and local sewage systems tested for coronavirus

August 19, 2020

Via: CNBC

The federal government is teaming up with local health departments to begin testing sewage systems for the coronavirus in an effort to catch the virus before it spreads rapidly, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The CDC in […]


Regulatory

Trump pushes universities to continue reopening amid a string of campus coronavirus outbreaks

August 19, 2020

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump urged universities to continue reopening their campuses on Wednesday, even as some institutions across the country report clusters of coronavirus outbreaks among their students. “We have learned one thing, there’s nothing like campus there’s nothing like being […]


Regulatory

Governments urged to ensure access to controlled medicines during COVID-19 pandemic

August 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) call on governments to ensure that the procurement and supply of controlled medicines in countries meet the needs of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Regulatory

The U.S. has already invested billions in potential coronavirus vaccines. Here’s where the deals stand

August 14, 2020

Via: CNBC

The U.S. has doled out billions to develop a vaccine against the coronavirus that has infected more than 5.1 million people across the country, locking in a minimum of 800 million doses as soon as the immunizations are cleared later […]


Opinions, Regulatory

Nurses and doctors sick with COVID feel pressured to get back to work

August 12, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The first call in early April was from the testing center, informing the nurse she was positive for COVID-19 and should quarantine for two weeks. The second call, less than 20 minutes later, was from her employer, as the hospital […]


Regulatory

Medtronic to acquire insulin pen manufacturer Companion Medical

August 12, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Medical technology company Medtronic has agreed to acquire insulin pen manufacturer Companion Medical for an undisclosed sum. Companion Medical’s InPen is an insulin pen system cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It consists of a Bluetooth pen […]


Regulatory

Guardant Health’s biopsy companion test receives FDA approval

August 10, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Guardant Health’s Guardant360 CDx for tumour mutation profiling in patients with any solid malignant neoplasm (cancerous tumour). The Guardant360 CDx is also approved as a companion diagnostic to identify non-small cell […]


Opinions, Regulatory

WHO says the late-stage coronavirus trials don’t mean a vaccine is ‘nearly there’

August 6, 2020

Via: CNBC

Potential coronavirus vaccines entering late-stage human trials don’t necessarily mean they are almost ready to be deployed widely to the general public, the World Health Organization said Thursday. “Phase three doesn’t mean nearly there,” Mike Ryan, executive director of the […]


Regulatory

World Health Organization asks the U.S. to reconsider withdrawing from international group

August 6, 2020

Via: CNBC

The World Health Organization’s top official said Thursday he hopes the United States will reconsider its decision to leave the United Nations’ health organization, saying the coronavirus can’t be defeated “in a divided world.” “The problem is not about the […]


Regulatory

Moderna is pricing coronavirus vaccine at $32 to $37 per dose for some customers

August 5, 2020

Via: CNBC

Moderna is charging between $32 to $37 per dose for its coronavirus vaccine for some customers, under cheaper “pandemic pricing,” it said Wednesday. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company is currently in discussion for larger volume agreements that will have a lower […]


Regulatory

New head lice treatment receives FDA approval

August 3, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The treatment, Xeglyze™, was developed by Hatchtech, an Australian pharmaceutical company and will be commercialized by Dr Reddy’s Laboratories. Hatchtech CEO Hugh Alsop estimates that it is only the 13th drug developed primarily by an Australian company to be given […]


Regulatory

White House denies report that national coronavirus testing plan was scrapped to hurt blue states

July 31, 2020

Via: CNBC

The White House on Friday denied a report claiming the Trump administration scrapped plans for a national coronavirus testing strategy to make Democratic governors in some of the hardest-hit states look bad as “entirely false.” According to an article published […]


Opinions, Regulatory

World Health Organization reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases across globe

July 31, 2020

Via: CNBC

Almost 300,000 new coronavirus cases were reported to the World Health Organization over the last 24 hours, marking the largest single-day increase ever, the agency said Friday. More than half the 292,527 new cases reported on Thursday came from the […]