Russia will test a nasal spray form of the Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 among adult volunteers, according to a state document published on Oct. 12, as the country struggles to rein in rising numbers of infections and deaths.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee (AMDAC) voted unanimously to recommend use of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited’s maribavir (TAK-620) for the treatment of refractory cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and disease withgenotypic resistance to ganciclovir, valganciclovir, foscarnet or cidofovir in transplant recipients.

Johnson & Johnson submitted data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization of a booster shot of the company’s Covid-19 vaccine in people aged 18 and older.

Janssen Pharmaceutical’s experimental vaccine for a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) demonstrated an 80 percent efficacy level in adults over the age of 65 years.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sept. 24 backed a booster shot of the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for Americans aged 65 and older, adults with underlying medical conditions and adults in high-risk working and institutional settings.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Sept. 21 approved Incyte Corp.’s cream Opzelura for treating the inflammatory skin condition atopic dermatitis, commonly called eczema, in adolescents and adults with boxed warnings.

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.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited’s Exkivity (mobocertinib) for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 20 insertion mutations as detected by an FDA-approved test, whose disease has progressed on or after platinum-based chemotherapy.

Johnson & Johnson said the company’s Ebola vaccine regimen demonstrated antibody immune responses in adults and children, citing data published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.

Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and University Children’s Hospital, Ruhr-University-Bochum, Germany, studied the impact of Covid-19 infections on lung function.