Pharmaceutical manufacturing

FILE - In this June 15, 2018 file photo, pharmaceuticals are seen in North Andover, Mass. A late-term maneuver by President Donald Trump to use lower drug prices paid overseas to limit some of Medicare's own costs suffered a legal setback Wednesday that appears likely to keep the policy from taking effect before the president leaves office.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
December 23, 2020 - 3:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A late-term maneuver by President Donald Trump to use lower drug prices paid overseas to limit some of Medicare's own costs suffered a legal setback Wednesday that appears likely to keep the policy from taking effect before the president leaves office. U.S. District Judge...
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Surgeon General of the U.S. Jerome Adams, left, elbow-bumps Emergency Room technician Demetrius Mcalister after Mcalister got the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination at Saint Anthony Hospital in Chicago, on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Youngrae Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
December 23, 2020 - 5:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer and BioNTech will supply the U.S. with an additional 100 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine under a second agreement. The drugmakers said Wednesday that they expect to deliver all the doses by July 31. Pfizer already has a contract to supply the government with 100...
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Volunteers wearing face masks wave after they load boxes onto a delivery truck during an event to send Christmas gifts for the underprivileged in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. The Korea Youth Foundation sent Christmas gifts using a courier to help prevent against the coronavirus as the social distancing measures. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 22, 2020 - 8:33 pm
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has added 1,092 new coronavirus cases in a resurgence that is erasing hard-won epidemiological gains and eroding public confidence in the government’s ability to handle the outbreak. The national caseload has jumped by a quarter in the last two weeks alone, the...
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Surgeon General of the U.S. Jerome Adams, left, elbow-bumps Emergency Room technician Demetrius Mcalister after Mcalister got the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination at Saint Anthony Hospital in Chicago, on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Youngrae Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
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December 22, 2020 - 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is close to a deal to acquire tens of millions of additional doses of Pfizer's vaccine in exchange for helping the pharmaceutical giant gain better access to manufacturing supplies. A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on...
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Can my employer make me get a COVID-19 vaccine? AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin
December 22, 2020 - 8:33 am
Can employers make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory? Yes, with some exceptions. Experts say employers can require employees to take safety measures, including vaccination. That doesn’t necessarily mean you would get fired if you refuse, but you might need to sign a waiver or agree to work under...
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FILR - In this Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 file photo, a nurse prepares to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy's Hospital in London, U.K. Ugur Sahin, CEO of Biontech says the German pharmaceutical company is confident that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine works against the UK variant of the virus, but further studies are need to be completely sure. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool, file)
December 22, 2020 - 4:17 am
BERLIN (AP) — German pharmaceutical company BioNTech is confident that its coronavirus vaccine works against the new UK variant, but further studies are needed to be completely sure, its chief executive said Tuesday. The variant, detected mainly in London and the southeast of England in recent...
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A woman wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus walks near the display of South Korea's capital Seoul logo in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 21, 2020 - 10:42 pm
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea will limit private social gatherings to fewer than five people and shut down ski resorts and major tourist spots nationwide starting on Christmas Eve as it contends with a surge in coronavirus infections. The restrictions announced Tuesday extend to a national level...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, respiratory care practitioner Scott Hoagland checks on a COVID-19 patient at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. California’s hospitals are being overwhelmed by a surge of coronavirus patients and some say the worst is yet to come. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
December 21, 2020 - 1:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s overwhelmed hospitals are setting up makeshift extra beds for coronavirus patients, and a handful of facilities in hard-hit Los Angeles County are drawing up emergency plans in case they have to limit how many people receive life-saving care. The number of people...
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A person enters the European Medicines Agency in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, where the EMA's human medicines committee is holding an exceptional, fully virtual, meeting to conclude the evaluation of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
December 21, 2020 - 10:14 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Union on Monday gave official approval for the coronavirus vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer to be used across the 27-nation bloc, raising hopes that countries can begin administering the first shots to their citizens shortly after Christmas. The EU’s executive...
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In this Friday, March 13, 2020 photo provided by Regneron, members of the Infectious Disease team celebrate at their lab in New York state after confirming cells from Singapore are viable and that some make antibodies that bind to the coronavirus, suggesting they may have the potential to block it. (Regeneron via AP)
December 20, 2020 - 9:05 pm
On a Saturday afternoon in March as COVID-19 was bearing down on New York City, a dozen scientists anxiously crowded around a computer in a suburban drug company’s lab. They had spent weeks frantically getting blood from early survivors across the globe and from mice with human-like immune systems...
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