Health

Salmonella found in world's biggest chocolate plant

Production has been halted in the world's biggest chocolate plant, run by Swiss giant Barry Callebaut in the Belgian town of Wieze, after salmonella contaminations were found, the firm said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Monkeypox vaccine maker Bavarian Nordic ready to meet demand

As the lone laboratory manufacturing a licensed vaccine against monkeypox, Danish company Bavarian Nordic has seen its order book fill up as the usually rare disease spreads around the world.

Vaccination

FDA experts weigh authorizing Novavax COVID-19 vaccine in US

A panel of experts convened by the US drug regulator was meeting Tuesday to consider authorizing the Novavax COVID-19 shot, a late runner in the fight against the virus that could nonetheless play a role in overcoming vaccine ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA panel to decide on novavax COVID vaccine

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory panel will weigh whether to recommend the emergency use of Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday.

Vaccination

EU plans to scrap Valneva's COVID vaccine deal

The European Commission intends to terminate an agreement to buy the COVID vaccine of French-Austria drug maker Valneva as the shot has yet to receive marketing authorisation, the company said Monday.

Vaccination

Novavax asks EU regulator to clear COVID vaccine for teens

The pharmaceutical developer Novavax says it has asked the European Medicines Agency to extend the authorization of its coronavirus vaccine to children aged 12 to 17 amid a surge of disease across the continent.

Addiction

FDA authorizes more E-cigarette products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized several tobacco-flavored vaping products made by the company Logic on Thursday, and added that it would soon announce whether other big-name brands can continue to sell their ...

Vaccination

EU clears Moderna shot for young kids, Pfizer boosters

The European Medicines Agency said it has authorized Moderna's coronavirus vaccine for children aged six to 11, in addition to recommending booster shots of Pfizer's vaccine for those aged 12 and over, in decisions aimed ...

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