The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Johnson & Johnson must throw away millions of doses of the company’s Covid-19 vaccine that were manufactured at a problem-plagued Baltimore factory, but also cleared millions for use.

Novavax Inc.’s experimental Covid-19 vaccine showed immune response and protection against the highly contagious coronavirus variant originally identified in South Africa in a clinical trial.

The summit of the Group of Seven industrialized nations in southwest England saw global leaders pledging at least 1 billion Covid-19 vaccines for underdeveloped countries and struggling nations.

A third member of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee resigned in protest over the regulatory agency’s approval of Biogen’s Aduhelm (aducanumab) for Alzheimer’s disease. 

Novartis announced new Phase II data for iptacopan (LNP023), an investigational oral treatment for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), presented at the 26th Annual Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA).

Biopharma and life sciences companies strengthened their leadership teams and boards with these personnel appointments.