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.

https://www.drugtopics.com/view/biden-pushes-for-lower-drug-prices-in-an-executive-order

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.

https://www.drugtopics.com/view/early-stage-trials-begin-for-dual-covid-19-flu-vaccine

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.

https://www.drugtopics.com/view/pembrolizumab-approved-in-china-for-frontline-advanced-esophageal-cancer

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.

https://www.drugtopics.com/view/covid-19-vaccine-safe-for-pregnant-women-analysis-shows