News Roundup: Biden Executive Order, Vaccines for Pregnant Women


Here’s a roundup of the latest news coverage from Drug Topics®.

Biden Pushes for Lower Drug Prices in an Executive Order

President Biden issued an executive order, with a plan unveiled today pushing the US Department of Health and Human Services to increase support for biosimilars to combat high prescription drug prices.

Early-Stage Trials Begin for Dual COVID-19, Flu Vaccine

Novavax Incorporation announced on Monday that its combined flu and COVID-19 vaccine elicited working antibodies against the viruses in a preclinical study.

Pembrolizumab Approved in China for Frontline Advanced Esophageal Cancer

The National Medical Products Administration in China has approved pembrolizumab for use in combination with platinum and fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy for the frontline treatment of patients.

COVID-19 Vaccine Safe for Pregnant Women, Analysis Shows

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new findings that reveal the safety of COVID-19 vaccination in pregnant women.

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