Vaccination

EU watchdog monitoring Pfizer, Moderna jabs for clot risks

Europe's medicines watchdog said Friday it was checking whether COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna could be linked to rare cases of blood clotting, but there was no indication so far.

Health

Finland plans stricter smoking rules, unbranded cigarettes

Finland is seeking to tighten its already tough restrictions on public smoking and tobacco advertising in the next few years, in line with the national goal to phase out the habit almost completely by 2030.

Medical economics

Drug prices in the US are 2.56 times those in other nations

Prescription drug prices in the United States are significantly higher than in other nations, with prices in the U.S. averaging 2.56 times those seen in 32 other nations, according to a new RAND Corporation report.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Salmonella outbreak linked to peaches has now sickened 78 people

(HealthDay)—A Salmonella outbreak linked to recalled peaches from Prima Wawona and Wawona Packing Co. LLC has now sickened 78 people in 12 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an update Thursday. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US, French firms start drug trial in severe COVID-19 cases

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi and American drugmaker Regeneron said Monday they have started clinical trials for a new drug in patients hospitalised with severe COVID-19 infections.

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