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As the FDA moves to authorize boosters of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, expected no later than Wednesday night, the regulator appears receptive to brand flexibility in the choice of additional doses. An advisory committee to FDA heard evidence last week showing that people who initially received J&J's single-dose vaccination saw antibody levels increase fourfold ...

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An FDA advisory panel on Oct. 15 reached a consensus on COVID-19 boosters for the 15 million Americans who initially received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The recommendation covers recipients 18 years or older who were immunized at least two months earlier. Committee members appeared at least partially motivated by the fact the J&J product is the least durable of the three co...

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A key advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously on Thursday to recommend a booster shot of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine for many of the vaccine’s recipients, at least six months after a second dose. The panel endorsed a half-dose as a third injection for people 65 and older as well as younger adults at high risk because of their medical conditions or jobs...

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Some of the nation's top pharmacy brands are preparing to defend themselves in court against claims that they drove the opioid epidemic by turning a blind eye to the flow of opioids into the black market. The legal drama will play out in Ohio, where the first federal trial of this nature ended in 2019 with McKesson, Amerisource Bergen, Cardinal Health, and Teva Pharmaceuticals agreeing to a...

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Wednesday signed the 2021-2022 state budget. Included in the budget is Boilerplate Section 1625, which ensures that independent pharmacies with common ownership of seven or fewer stores would continue to receive the enhanced dispensing fee they have been receiving since earlier this year.  The Legislature attempted to make changes to the Boilerplate to redu...

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