Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted on Sept. 17 to recommend Covid-19 vaccine booster shots for Americans 65 and older and those at high risk of severe illness, after overwhelmingly rejecting a call for broader approval.

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the most devestating diagnoses and highest unmet needs in the oncology space. EQRx, which intends to solve pricing and access challenges for patients, unveiled new data at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2021 showing that it might just have the answer to NSCLC too.

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago published what they are calling a “first of its kind study” that found a possible direct link between neurodegenerative diseases and the herpesvirus.

Vifor Pharma and Travere Therapeutics inked a collaboration and licensing partnership to commercialize sparsentan in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The drug is being developed to treat FSGS and IgAN, which are rare progressive kidney diseases that are leading causes of end-stage kidney disease.

Although the U.S. Bankruptcy Court approved the OxyContin maker’s reorganization plan that freed the Sacklers from greater financial accountability and shielded them from additional lawsuits, the Department of Justice moved to block the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy deal.

Biopharma companies big and small presented exciting clinical studies at the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress 2021.