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  • vaccine May 21

    AstraZeneca Gets $1 Billion From US for COVID-19 Vaccine

    Drug maker AstraZeneca secured its first agreements Thursday for 400 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, bolstered by an investment from the U.S. vaccine agency.

  • Los Angeles Jun 23, 2019

    ‘Michael Jackson Drug' Still Prompts Curiosity From Patients

    It remains the most widely used anesthetic in U.S. hospitals, but many patients still remember propofol as the drug that killed Michael Jackson. Most are no longer afraid of it, doctors say, though many still ask if they will get “the Michael Jackson drug” before an operation. And most of them will. Jackson died 10 years ago at his Los...

  • Los Angeles Jun 23, 2019

    ‘Michael Jackson Drug' Still Prompts Curiosity From Patients

    It remains the most widely used anesthetic in U.S. hospitals, but many patients still remember propofol as the drug that killed Michael Jackson. Most are no longer afraid of it, doctors say, though many still ask if they will get “the Michael Jackson drug” before an operation. And most of them will. Jackson died 10 years ago at his Los...

  • Donald Trump Feb 27, 2019

    Senators Draw on Own Experiences to Chastise Drug Companies

    Drawing from their personal experiences, senators on Tuesday chastised drug company executives over the high cost of prescription drugs, as the company officials cautioned that heavy-handed congressional action could jeopardize medical breakthroughs going forward. Tuesday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing marked the first time lawmakers have called the industry’s top executives to account for rising prices, which are a drain on...

  • Commissioner Oct 7, 2017

    FDA: Drug Shortages Possible Due to Puerto Rico Power Outage

    The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned that U.S. drug shortages are possible because power outages in Puerto Rico have stopped or limited production at many medicine factories there. Nearly 10 percent of the medicines used by Americans, plus numerous medical devices, are made in Puerto Rico, which lost most electricity when it was hit hard by Hurricane Maria...

  • AstraZeneca Feb 27, 2015

    AstraZeneca Explains Why Swine Flu Vaccine Didn't Work

    The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu — fragile doses got too warm.

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