NEARLY HALF OF LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES HAVE NO ICU BEDS IN THEIR AREA

As Covid-19 continues to strain the country's hospital system, new research exposes a striking gap in access to ICU care from one community...

STAT PLUS: JUSTICE DEPARTMENT PROBES SANOFI AND GLAXOSMITHKLINE OVER POSSIBLE CARCINOGEN IN ZANTAC PILLS

The Department of Justice has started investigating whether drug makers failed to disclose information about a possible carcinogen...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: PHARMALITTLE: LILLY STARTS LATE-STAGE TRIAL OF COVID-19 ANTIBODY; CONCERN GROWS OVER POLITICAL INTERVENTION ON COVID-19 VACCINE

Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend respite was somehow relaxing and invigorating, despite...

THIS TINY TEXAS COMPANY IS RUNNING MOST OF THE DRIVE-THRU COVID-19 TESTING IN THE U.S

On March 13, President Trump stood next to the CEOs of LabCorp, Quest Diagnostics, Walgreens, and Walmart in the Rose Garden, declared...

 
 
 

GETTING INTO U.S. MEDICAL SCHOOLS WASN'T EASY FOR THEM. NOW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARE SMOOTHING THE PATH FOR OTHERS

Long before Azan Virji entered medical school, a college counselor back home in Tanzania tried to dissuade him from coming to the U.S....

OPINION: MEASURING EXCESS MORTALITY GIVES A CLEARER PICTURE OF THE PANDEMIC'S TRUE BURDEN

How best to represent the true toll of the Covid-19 pandemic on human lives is an urgent matter. Though loss of life represents the...

 
 
 

OPINION: BLACK LIVES DEPEND ON THE U.S. DIETARY GUIDELINES. DON'T WATER THEM DOWN

Most Americans know about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans primarily through their colorful representations: the original food...

STAT PLUS: MUSIC IN DRUG ADS MAKES IT EASIER FOR THE PUBLIC TO TUNE OUT SIDE EFFECTS, ADVOCATES ARGUE

This will not be music to the ears of the pharmaceutical industry. A pair of advocacy groups is asking the Food and Drug Administration...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: IN A BLOW TO CATALYST, JUDGE RECOMMENDS TOSSING ITS LAWSUIT AGAINST FDA

A federal court judge recommended tossing out a lawsuit filed by Catalyst Pharmaceuticals that accused the Food and Drug Administration...

STAT PLUS: UP AND DOWN THE LADDER: THE LATEST COMINGS AND GOINGS

Hired someone new and exciting? Promoted a rising star? Finally solved that hard-to-fill spot? Share the news with us, and we'll share...

 
 
 

GINKGO BIOWORKS, MAMMOTH BIOSCIENCES AMONG WINNERS OF NIH'S ‘SHARK TANK' FOR COVID-19 TESTS 

The National Institutes of Health selected Ginkgo Bioworks, Mammoth Biosciences, Quidel, and four other companies to receive nearly...

STAT PLUS: PHARMALITTLE: U.S. HANDS GLAXO AND SANOFI $2.1 BILLION FOR A COVID-19 VACCINE; MODERNA DIRECTOR RESIGNS OVER CONFLICT CONCERNS

And so, another working week will soon draw to a close. Not a moment too soon, yes? This is, you may recall, our treasured signal to...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: CYTODYN CEO CLAIMS COVID-19 DRUG SUCCESS WHILE DESCRIBING DATA SUGGESTING STUDY FAILURE

CytoDyn CEO Nader Pourhassan used a conference call on Thursday evening to claim success with the company's experimental Covid-19 drug...

SANOFI AND GSK LAND $2.1 BILLION DEAL WITH U.S. FOR COVID-19 VACCINE DEVELOPMENT AND 100 MILLION DOSES

The U.S. government's Operation Warp Speed effort will provide up to $2.1 billion to Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline to fund development...

 
 
 

OPINION: A COVID-19 VACCINE, AMAZINGLY, IS CLOSE. WHY AM I SO WORRIED?

A mere six months after identifying the SARS-CoV-2 virus as the cause of Covid-19, scientists are on the precipice of a having a vaccine...

MEDICAL NONPROFITS FORCED TO SCALE BACK AS THE PANDEMIC UPENDS THEIR FUNDRAISING

Medical charities have long relied on black-tie galas, golf tournaments, and bike-a-thons to fund their operations. But as with so...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: THE DRUG INDUSTRY'S NEW TACTIC IN WASHINGTON: CALLING TRUMP'S BLUFF 

WASHINGTON - The pharmaceutical industry has sparred with President Trump for four years over drug pricing. Now it's taking its biggest...

OPINION: THE CURIOUS LINK BETWEEN KIDS' BIRTHDAYS AND THEIR GETTING THE FLU VACCINE

Getting the influenza vaccine will be even more important for adults and children this fall because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Flu experts...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: PROMINENT HOSPITAL PRESIDENT RESIGNS FROM MODERNA BOARD AFTER CONFLICT OF INTEREST QUESTIONS RAISED

Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, president of Brigham and Women's Hospital, said Thursday she was resigning from Moderna's board of directors after...

LISTEN: INSIDE THE NBA BUBBLE, A DIY CORONAVIRUS VACCINE, AND THE REAL VC NUMBERS

How much should a Covid-19 vaccine cost? What can basketball teach us about pandemic safety? And just how lucrative is venture capital? We...

 
 
 



Former King Juan Carlos heads into exile having shaken Spain

Former King Juan Carlos heads into exile having shaken Spain

MADRID - A scandal involving a king, his lover, tens of millions of euros and an infamous hunting trip caused a political storm in Spain and enormous damage to its monarchy. In... Read more ...

Will Young's twin brother, 41, dies following mental health battle

Will Young's twin brother, 41, dies following mental health battle

The singer is said to be devastated by the loss of brother Rupert Read more ...

Former SDLP leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume dies

Former SDLP leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume dies

Former SDLP leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume has died, his family has said. Read more ...

Jed Mercurio says Line of Duty season six has “to complete filming by...

Jed Mercurio says Line of Duty season six has “to complete filming by Christmas” to be on air in 2021

The showrunner of hit police anti-corruption police drama Line of Duty , Jed Mercurio, says the producers know the date they hope to resume filming on the COVID-delayed season... Read more ...

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford 'buys golf course to build new...

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford 'buys golf course to build new home in search of privacy'

The Sun report that he has spent big money on the greenfield site as he plans to design and build a new home in the grounds away from his six-bed home in Cheshire. Read more ...

Ariana Grande 'sparks bidding war over Sweetener World Tour film' 

Ariana Grande 'sparks bidding war over Sweetener World Tour film' 

After Grande, 27, hinted last week a film was in the works about the 2019 world tour, a number of heavy hitters - including Netflix and YouTube - have expressed interest in... Read more ...

Heidi Klum Speaks Out After Being Accused of Flying on Jeffrey Epstein's...

Heidi Klum Speaks Out After Being Accused of Flying on Jeffrey Epstein's Private Plane

Heidi Klum has denied ever having any connections to the late Jeffrey Epstein. On Thursday, July 30, court documents related to the ongoing criminal case against Ghislaine... Read more ...

Second Covid-19 wave could be twice as big as Test and Trace 'not good enough'

Second Covid-19 wave could be twice as big as Test and Trace 'not good enough'

The system is said to be reaching only around 50% of contacts and a spike will hit in December without urgent improvement, but scientists say it needs to reach 68% of contacts... Read more ...

Former England coach Stuart Lancaster in frame for coaching role with the...

Former England coach Stuart Lancaster in frame for coaching role with the Lions next summer

Stuart Lancaster could be set for a Lions coaching role next summer on the South Africa tour after Warren Gatland revealed he had sounded out the former England boss already. Read more ...

Harlequins aim to send club legend Chris Robshaw to States with Premiership...

Harlequins aim to send club legend Chris Robshaw to States with Premiership medal and Twickers leaving do

HARLEQUINS are planning to hold Chris Robshaw's leaving party at Twickenham - before sending him off to America with a Premiership medal in his bag. Quins haven't won the title... Read more ...