STAT PLUS: ASTRAZENECA STUDY RESULTS COULD CHANGE TREATMENT FOR CERTAIN EARLY-STAGE LUNG CANCER PATIENTS

In April, AstraZeneca halted a clinical trial of its genetically targeted lung cancer drug Tagrisso based on what it called an “overwhelming...

LISTEN: LIFE AFTER A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE, VIRTUAL ASCO, AND REMEMBERING LARRY KRAMER

What happens after we get a coronavirus vaccine? Can virtual medical meetings replace the real thing? And wasn't Amazon supposed to...

 
 
 

PHARMA LEADERS SHOOT DOWN WHO VOLUNTARY POOL FOR PATENT RIGHTS ON COVID-19 PRODUCTS

The heads of some of the world's largest drug makers expressed a mix of confusion and resistance to a World Health Organization voluntary...

STAT PLUS: BACTERIA ARE WIDESPREAD IN TUMORS, FORMING DISTINCT POPULATIONS DEPENDING ON THE CANCER TYPE

In what outside experts called the most rigorous and comprehensive survey of bacteria in human tumor samples, scientists have discovered...

 
 
 

OPINION: HE WAS A ‘FORCE OF NATURE': ANTHONY FAUCI, TOM FRIEDEN, AND OTHERS REMEMBER LARRY KRAMER

“AIDS changed everything,” Larry Kramer once said. So he made it his life's work to change how people perceived the disease, those...

DIGITAL EVENT: CONFRONTING A PANDEMIC - PART 4

Editor's note: The livestream will be embedded below at 1 p.m. ET. The need to respond to the coronavirus pandemic is forcing technology-enabled...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: PHARMALITTLE: GLAXO AIMS FOR 1 BILLION DOSES OF A COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTER; PENCE AIDE HOLDS LOTS OF PHARMA STOCKS

Rise and shine, everyone, another busy day is on the way. We can tell because the short person is up early and a parade of cars has...

BIG GENE THERAPY NAMES LINE UP BEHIND EXPERIMENTAL COVID-19 VACCINE

An early stage vaccine against Covid-19 based on the same basic technology used in gene therapy is gaining some support from some of...

 
 
 

WHEN HARD DATA ARE ‘HEARTBREAKING': TESTING BLITZ IN SAN FRANCISCO SHOWS COVID-19 STRUCK MOSTLY LOW-WAGE WORKERS

Early in the coronavirus outbreak, as the first infected patients trickled into Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Diane Havlir...

WASTEWATER TESTING GAINS SUPPORT AS AN EARLY WARNING SYSTEM FOR COVID-19 CASES

What only a month ago had been merely an intriguing laboratory finding about analyzing wastewater to detect the virus that causes Covid-19...

 
 
 

OPINION: COVID-19 IS BATTERING INDEPENDENT PHYSICIAN PRACTICES. THEY NEED HELP NOW

Autumn Road Family Practice is a small, six-doctor primary care practice that's been caring for people in Little Rock, Ark., for more...

OPINION: CHALLENGE TRIALS CAN SPEED DEVELOPMENT OF A COVID-19 VACCINE. PLANNING FOR THEM NEEDS TO START NOW

Human challenge trials, also known as controlled human infection models , are an essential tool for developing new vaccines. But unless...

 
 
 

A BIOTECH COMPANY TRIES TO RETROFIT A LUNG DRUG TO PREVENT COVID-19'S AFTER EFFECTS

As the world scrambles to find antiviral treatments and vaccines for the novel coronavirus, some scientists are looking ahead to a...

STAT PLUS: FDA FINDS ‘UNACCEPTABLE' LEVELS OF A POSSIBLE CARCINOGEN IN A WIDELY USED DIABETES PILL

After months of testing, the Food and Drug Administration reported finding unacceptable levels of a possible carcinogen in some metformin...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: MEDICAL SOCIETIES HAVE ‘EXTENSIVE' FINANCIAL TIES WITH DRUG AND DEVICE MAKERS

Many leaders of influential U.S. medical societies have extensive financial relationships with drug and device makers, raising concerns...

STAT PLUS: VERTEX ANGERS U.K. CYSTIC FIBROSIS PATIENTS WITH A DELAY IN SUBMITTING DATA FOR ITS NEWEST THERAPY

Vertex Pharmaceuticals has sparked a new round of anger among cystic fibrosis patients in the U.K. by requesting extra time to submit...

 
 
 

EXPERTS DECRY FDA'S HALTING OF A HIGH-PROFILE COVID-19 STUDY OVER APPROVALS

Regulators at the Food and Drug Administration told STAT the agency's decision this month to halt a high-profile, Bill Gates-backed...

STAT PLUS: PHARMALITTLE: MODERNA EXECUTIVES CASHED OUT BIG TIME; SHOULD WE HAVE ‘QUALITY SCORES' FOR MANUFACTURING DRUGS?

Everyone, and how are you today? We are coping so far, thank you. Despite gray skies hovering over the Pharmalot campus, our spirits...

 
 
 

EXPERTS DECRY FDA'S HALTING OF A HIGH-PROFILE COVID-19 STUDY OVER APPROVALS

Regulators at the Food and Drug Administration told STAT the agency's decision last week to halt a high-profile, Gates Foundation-backed...

STAT PLUS: STARTUP SPOTLIGHT: GOING AFTER IMMUNE REGULATORS WHEN THEY CAUSE DISEASE INSTEAD OF PREVENT IT

Q32 Bio has two targets in its sights: the two arms of the immune system. The Cambridge, Mass., startup on Wednesday announced $46...

 
 
 



'We're fed up with it': Trump signs executive order aimed at curtailing...

'We're fed up with it': Trump signs executive order aimed at curtailing social media companies

Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at curbing protections for social media giants. Read more ...

Ben Shephard fights back tears as he shares update on Kate Garraway's...

Ben Shephard fights back tears as he shares update on Kate Garraway's husband Derek

BEN SHEPHARD was emotional this morning when he and co-presenter Ranvir Singh updated GMB viewers on Kate Garraway's husband Derek. Read more ...

Little Mix star Leigh Anne Pinnock confirms her engagement to Andre Gray

Little Mix star Leigh Anne Pinnock confirms her engagement to Andre Gray

Taking to Instagram on Thursday evening, the singer showed off her enormous diamond engagement ring after accepting the professional footballer's proposal. Read more ...

French racing tips: Templegate's best bets for Friday's meeting at Bordeaux...

French racing tips: Templegate's best bets for Friday's meeting at Bordeaux live on Sky Sports Racing

BORDEAUX 3.58 CIRONA is very nicely bred and comes from a top yard and jockey for the track. With little more to go on, she gets the verdict pending market signals. Wilfried... Read more ...

Donald Trump threatens George Floyd protesters with military saying ‘when...

Donald Trump threatens George Floyd protesters with military saying ‘when the looting starts, the shooting starts'

Donald Trump wrote on Twitter ‘when the looting starts the shooting starts' Donald Trump has threatened to send in the military to help deal with protests after rioting broke... Read more ...

Brits to bask in highs of 28C this weekend as 'driest May ever' comes to an end

Brits to bask in highs of 28C this weekend as 'driest May ever' comes to an end

The Met Office's provisional figures suggest the UK has seen its sunniest ever spring, while the Environment Agency has said hose pipe bans are unlikely despite severe lack of rain Read more ...

Over 100 patients sent to Perth and Kinross care homes without a COVID-19 test

Over 100 patients sent to Perth and Kinross care homes without a COVID-19 test

The figures were obtained by Councillor Alasdair Bailey after he had requested them from the chief officer of Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership Gordon... Read more ...

Furlough changes: Rishi Sunak to make announcement today impacting millions

Furlough changes: Rishi Sunak to make announcement today impacting millions

EMPLOYERS face being asked to contribute 20 percent towards the wages of furloughed staff and keep paying into their pension pots from August. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is... Read more ...

Highland and Moray councils chart phase 1 routes out of lockdown

Highland and Moray councils chart phase 1 routes out of lockdown

Councils in the north are entering Phase 1 of lockdown easing with the message that it won't be business as usual for some time yet, but preparations are under way for a return... Read more ...

Man ‘stoned to death' at Lullington Castle in Kent

Man ‘stoned to death' at Lullington Castle in Kent

Lullington Castle is currently closed because of the coronavirus pandemic A man has died after reports of a disturbance in the grounds of a castle in Kent, police have... Read more ...