Senate Panel OKs Califf Nomination for F.D.A. Chief

As a cardiologist, Dr. Califf spent decades leading clinical trials at the Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. Most recently, he led clinical policy and strategy for Verily, the life sciences arm at Alphabet, the parent company of Google....

Howard Solomon, 94, Dies; His Business Success Had a Personal Connection

“Forest Pharmaceuticals deliberately chose to pursue corporate profits over its obligations to the F.D.A. and the American public,” Carmen Ortiz, the U.S. attorney for Massachusetts, said when the settlement was announced.The company denied the allegations. In a statement at the...

Martin Shkreli Barred From Drug Industry and Must Repay $64.6 Million

Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical executive best known for unapologetically raising the price of an old drug, must pay $64.6 million and will be barred for life from the drug industry for violating antitrust law in connection with that medicine,...

Melatonin for Sleep: How the Aid Works

“The impact it has on our sleep depends on the time of day that you take it,” said Dr. Martin, who is also a spokeswoman for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. “If you took a sleeping pill in the...

In Southern Africa, Success Against H.I.V. Offers Hope for Beating Back Another Virus

Back then, I reported from villages in Eswatini, then known as Swaziland, where I couldn’t find more than a handful of people my age — just children and elderly people. I wrote from Johannesburg about the day that Nelson Mandela...

Covid Treatments Including Paxlovid Are Rationed as Cases Spike

Drug makers say they are working as fast as possible to produce more treatments.The federal government did not immediately order supplies of the GlaxoSmithKline antibody when the F.D.A. authorized the treatment’s use last May. At the time, the country had...

Biden Administration Doubles Order of Pfizer’s Covid Pill

The Department of Health and Human Services maintains a list of locations where the Pfizer pill is available. For now, supply is so limited that state health officials are recommending it be used only for the patients at highest risk.The...

‘We May Need Even More’: Biden Doubles Pfizer’s Covid Pills Order

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Get a Pfizer Booster After 5 Months, Not 6, the C.D.C. Says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on Tuesday that Americans who received two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine seek a booster shot five months after the second shot, and not wait six months, as earlier guidance had...

J. & J. Booster Protects Against Severe Omicron, Study Says

A Johnson & Johnson booster shot provided strong protection against the Omicron variant, greatly reducing the risk of hospitalization, according to a clinical trial in South Africa.The study, which compared more than 69,000 boosted health care workers with a corresponding...
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