The price of a drug should be based on its therapeutic benefits – not just what the market will bear

The U.S. pharmaceutical industry has innovated in response to the pandemic, providing not only vaccines but also therapies to treat people with COVID-19. But an outdated law designed to spur development of lifesaving drugs risks making new treatments—for COVID-19 as well as other diseases—unaffordable for many Americans. Many pharmaceutical companies rely on the Orphan Drug Act, which President Ronald Reagan […]

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It's a … ! Pregnant Cheyenne Floyd Shares Sex of 1st Child With Zach Davis

Boy or girl? Cheyenne Floyd shared the sex of her and Zach Davis’ first child together on Friday, January 1. See Tiffany Thornton, More Celeb Moms’ Most Creative Sex Reveals: Pics “I might still be in shock that I am having a boy. Happiness is an understatement to try to explain how we feel. My family and I are elated,” […]

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INOVIO Doses First Subject in Phase 2 Segment of its INNOVATE Phase 2/3 Clinical Trial for INO-4800, its DNA Medicine to Prevent COVID-19

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Dec. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — INOVIO (NASDAQ: INO), a biotechnology company focused on bringing to market precisely designed DNA medicines to treat and protect people from infectious diseases and cancer, today announced it has dosed its first subject in a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating DNA medicine INO-4800, its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, as part of its Phase 2/3 clinical […]

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Chinese Company Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be Available in U.S. in Early 2021

THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 — A Chinese pharmaceutical company claims its COVID-19 vaccine should available by early next year for distribution in the United States and other countries. If it passes its final round of human tests, SinoVac will apply to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell the CoronaVac vaccine, company CEO Yin Weidong said Thursday, the Associated […]

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Is lockdown worth the pain? No, it’s a sledgehammer, and we have better options

Melbourne’s lockdown has been described as one of the harshest in the world. And jurisdictions outside Australia have taken other measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 once case numbers have eased. So, in the absence of a reliable COVID-19 treatment or licensed vaccine, is lockdown still worth it? To answer this, we not only need scientific evidence, we need […]

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