Pfizer shamed with $2.3bn fine for marketing fraud | Pharmafile

The US government has imposed a $2.3 billion fine on Pfizer for a string of offences including illegal off-label prescribing and bribery of officials. The fine represents the country’s biggest ever fraud settlement against a pharmaceutical company, and covers criminal and civil charges. The US Department of Justice announced the …

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Health Canada adds autoimmune disorder warning to AstraZeneca, J&J COVID-19 vaccines – National | Globalnews.ca

Health Canada is updating the labels for the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to add immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), an autoimmune condition, as a potential side effect. In a statement on Tuesday, the agency said very rare cases of ITP have been reported internationally after receiving the Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) …

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Declining vaccine efficacy and Aspiration safety issues

Breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infections in 620,000 U.S. Veterans, February 1, 2021 to August 13, 2021 https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.11… National data on COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough infections is inadequate Comparing SARS CoV-2 infection by vaccination status February 1, 2021 to August 13, 2021 Veterans Health Administration Covering 2.7% of the U.S. population Vaccine protection declined …

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COVID vaccines: What are the potential side effects from having them and how do they compare? | Euronews

While the world is unlikely to exit the COVID-19 pandemic any time soon, vaccines have given hope and freedom to millions around the world who have lived under tight restrictions for over 18 months. In the wake of their creation and approval by the relevant medical authorities, the roll-out of …

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A few nursing home patients died earlier than expected after getting the Covid-vaccine

If patients in nursing homes are not expected to live that much longer anyway, there is little to gain from being vaccinated against Covid-19, a Norwegian group of experts conclude. “Patients with a very short life expectancy have little to gain from being vaccinated. There is a genuine risk that …

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From Pfizer to Moderna: who’s making billions from Covid-19 vaccines? | Pharmaceuticals industry | The Guardian

The arrival of Covid-19 vaccines promises a return to more normal life – and has created a global market worth tens of billions of dollars in annual sales for some pharmaceutical companies. Among the biggest winners will be Moderna and Pfizer – two very different US pharma firms which are …

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TGA says deaths of two NSW men unlikely linked to AstraZeneca vaccine | Health | The Guardian

On 16 April, the TGA confirmed that the death of a 48-year-old woman in NSW who was vaccinated on 8 April was “likely to be linked to vaccination”. “Sadly, this person died in hospital and we extend our sincerest condolences to her family,” the TGA said. It was the first …

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