US FDA advisers recommend change to COVID vaccine composition for fall

June 28 (Reuters) – Advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday recommended a change in the design of COVID-19 booster shots this fall in order to combat more recently circulating variants of the coronavirus. The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted 19-2 that the next wave of COVID booster … Read more

US Supreme Court sides with doctors challenging opioid convictions

June 27 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Monday gave two doctors found guilty of misusing their licenses in the midst of the US opioid epidemic to write thousands of prescriptions for addictive pain medications another chance to challenge their convictions. The justices ruled 9-0 in favor of Xiulu Ruan and Shakeel Kahn, who … Read more

US Supreme Court again nixes Bayer challenge to weedkiller suits

WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected another Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) bid to dismiss litigation alleging that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the German pharmaceutical and chemical giant tries to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages . The justices turned away a Bayer appeal and left in place … Read more

Legal clashes await US companies covering workers’ abortion costs

June 26 (Reuters) – A growing number of large US companies have said they will cover travel costs for employees who must leave their home states to get abortions, but these new policies could expose businesses to lawsuits and even potential criminal liability, legal experts said . Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Lyft Inc … Read more

WHO says over 900 probable cases of acute hepatitis reported in children

Small figurines are seen in front of displayed World Health Organization logo in this illustration taken February 11, 2022. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Ilustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 24 (Reuters) – Thirty-three countries have reported 920 probable cases of severe acute hepatitis in children so far, a jump … Read more

Nearly 1 in 5 adults who had COVID have lingering symptoms – US study

A test tube labeled “COVID-19 Test positive” is seen in this illustration picture taken, March 10, 2021. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 22 (Reuters) – Nearly 1 in 5 American adults who reported having COVID-19 in the past are still having symptoms of long … Read more

US FDA advisers weigh Modern COVID vaccine heart risk for young men

A pharmacist holds a vial of the Modern coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in West Haven, Connecticut, US, February 17, 2021. REUTERS / Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 14 (Reuters) – Moderna’s (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine may have a higher risk of heart inflammation in young men than the Pfizer … Read more

Seven bodies found at scene of helicopter crash in Italy

ROME, June 11 (Reuters) – Rescuers have found the bodies of seven people killed in a helicopter crash in Italy, local authorities said on Saturday, two days after the aircraft disappeared from radar screens. The helicopter had taken off on Thursday from Lucca in Tuscany and was heading towards the northern city of Treviso when … Read more

US FDA flags risk of heart inflammation after Novavax COVID vaccine

June 3 (Reuters) – The US Food and Drug Administration hasraised concerns about a possible risk of heart inflammation from Novavax Inc’s (NVAX.O) COVID-19 vaccine, even as the company’s data showed it could reduce the chances of mild-to-severe severe disease. In Novavax’s nearly 30,000 patient trial, conducted between December 2020 and September 2021, there were … Read more

Test makers target monkeypox market as cases surge

Test tubes labeled “Monkeypox virus positive and negative” are seen in this illustration taken May 23, 2022. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 3 (Reuters) – Diagnostic companies are racing to develop tests for monkeypox, hoping to tap into a new … Read more