Rage, tears fill streets across nation as thousands protest Roe reversal

Abortion rights demonstrators gather to protest in Raleigh, United States. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Reaction came fast and furious Friday after the Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling guaranteeing a constitutional right to an abortion. Anger and dismay erupted first outside the Supreme Court moments after the decision was announced. … Read more

Signs point to biotech M&A heating up, Wells Fargo says. Here’s where to look

The pace of biotech deals is likely to pick up, but investors should think about smaller targets, said Wells Fargo analyst Mohit Bansal. Bansal called out both enticing valuations for small- and mid-cap biotech companies, which are now trading at an enterprise value of about one times cash, on average, and a tough regulatory environment … Read more

Novavax Covid vaccine clears key step on path to FDA authorization after committee endorses the shot

Novavax’s two-dose dose Covid-19 vaccine for adults ages 18 and older cleared a key step on the path toward Food and Drug Administration authorization on Tuesday. The FDA’s committee of independent vaccine experts voted 21 to 0 with one abstention to recommend authorization of the shot for use in the U.S. after an all-day public … Read more

Beijing to allow indoor dining, further easing Covid curbs

Women eat and drink together outside a closed convenience store on May 31, 2022 in Beijing. Inside dining and drinking was banned due to Covid-19 outbreaks. Kevin Frayer | Getty Images News | Getty Images Beijing will further relax Covid-19 curbs by allowing indoor dining, as China’s capital steadily returns to normal with inflections falling, … Read more

WHO says Covid in North Korea is likely ‘getting worse, not better’

A poster depicts a disinfection worker in North Korea in this undated image released May 23, 2022 by the country’s Korean Central News Agency.  KCNA | Reuters The World Health Organization has cast doubts on North Korea’s claims of progress in the fight against a Covid-19 outbreak, saying it believes the situation is getting worse, … Read more

WHO says there is a window of opportunity to limit outbreak

The World Health Organization has said that there is a “window” of opportunity to contain a recent monkeypox outbreak which has seen cases spread across Europe, the U.S. and Australia. Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images The World Health Organization said Monday that it is too soon to tell whether a recent monkeypox outbreak could … Read more

CEPI chief outlines the disease differences

Health officer uses a thermal head to detect a monkeypox virus on arriving passengers at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang near Jakarta, Indonesia on May 15, 2019. Jepayona Delita | Future Publishing | Getty Images The sudden emergence of monkeypox in several countries around the world represents a concerning outbreak, the head of the Coalition … Read more

Another baby formula shipment from Europe to arrive in the U.S. on Wednesday

Empty shelves show a shortage of baby formula at a Target store in San Antonio, Texas, May 10, 2022. Kaylee Greenlee Beal | Reuters FedEx Express has secured a government contract to bring another shipment of infant formula to the U.S. on Wednesday, NBC News reported. The Express plane will fly Nestlé baby formula from Ramstein … Read more

Abbott CEO apologizes for baby formula shortage in Washington Post

The Abbott manufacturing facility in Sturgis, Michigan, on May 13, 2022. Jeff Kowalsky | AFP | Getty Images Abbott Laboratories CEO Robert Ford apologized Saturday in a new op-ed for his company’s role in a nationwide shortage of baby formula, which this week moved Congress and the Biden administration to take emergency actions to alleviate … Read more

Some Jif peanut butter products linked to salmonella cases

Consumers should double-check their jars of Jif peanut butter amid a recall, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say. Jif’s creamy, crunchy, natural and reduced fat peanut butters have been linked to a salmonella outbreak across 12 states that has left 14 ill, with two people being hospitalized. … Read more