5 medications not related to pregnancy tossed into post-Roe chaos

With physicians hesitant to prescribe drugs that may have the side effect of terminating a pregnancy after the landmark Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, here are five medications that have been or could soon be targeted, according…

It’s time for pharmacists to help tackle monkeypox, ASHP leader says

When the U.S. government declared monkeypox a public health emergency Aug. 4, nothing was said about whether pharmacists would aid the vaccination effort. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is looking to fix that.

Mount Sinai launches vaccine company for ‘inevitable’ future pandemics

New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System is launching CastleVax, its own vaccine company, to meet “future pandemic threats,” according to an Aug. 9 press release.

Pfizer tests 1st Lyme disease vaccine candidate in 20 years

After two decades of no available Lyme disease vaccine, Pfizer is vying to enter the market with a $25 million phase 3 trial for its candidate.

Pfizer to acquire Global Blood Therapeutics for $5.4B

Pfizer nabbed a $5.4 billion deal to acquire sickle cell drugmaker Global Blood Therapeutics, according to an Aug. 8 press release. 

Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout off to slow start

The approval of a fourth COVID-19 vaccine won’t “make a real dent” in America’s vaccination rate, infectious disease experts told ABC News in an Aug. 5 report. 

Jury sides with pharmacist in trial over contraception access

Access to reproductive health products has gotten murkier after a Minnesota jury ruled in favor of a pharmacist who refused to sell contraceptives in 2019 because of his beliefs, according to MPR News. 

Eli Lilly to seek growth opportunities outside of Indiana following abortion ban

Drug manufacturer Eli Lilly, one of Indiana’s largest employers, said it plans to seek growth opportunities outside of Indiana following the signing of an abortion ban bill, FOX59 reported on Aug. 6. 

August 11 Web Event: Understanding the Health Care Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act

The House is expected to take up the Senate-passed Inflation Reduction Act later this week, a sweeping bill that includes several landmark health care provisions that would lower prescription drug costs for people with Medicare, reduce Medicare drug sp…

How 6 drugmakers fared in Q2

After more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resurgence of a global monkeypox outbreak, here’s where six major pharmaceutical companies stand after 2022’s second quarter:

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