Monday, June 27, 2022: Life Sciences

Pfizer and BioNTech announced Saturday that updated versions of their COVID-19 vaccines deliver a “substantially higher immune response” against the omicron strain. Monovalent targets omicron alone while bivalent combines monovalent with the companies’ original...

Monday, June 27, 2022: Life Sciences

A federal court ruled late Friday that Juul’s vaping products can stay on the market while the company prepares its full legal challenge to last week’s FDA ban. The company sued the FDA on Thursday after the agency ordered it to shut down all U.S. sales. Juul is also...

Friday, June 24, 2022: Life Sciences

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) unanimously endorsed Moderna’s vaccine for use in those between the ages of 6 and 17. Previously, the only COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use in children between...

Friday, June 24, 2022: Life Sciences

New data found that COVID-19 vaccines prevented an estimated 20 million deaths in the first year after they were made available, mostly in wealthier countries. Researchers estimated that more than 7 million lives were saved in countries covered by the vaccine-sharing...

Thursday, June 23, 2022: Life Sciences

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to take Juul e-cigarette products off store shelves. The FDA plans to deny Juul a marketing order for its menthol and tobacco-flavored products after a two-year review that weighed the products’ benefits for adult...

Wednesday, June 22, 2022: Life Sciences

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to propose limits on the levels of nicotine tobacco companies can place in traditional cigarettes. The plan, which follows the agency’s proposed ban on menthol-flavored cigarettes, is an attempt to help prevent young...