Pfizer Inc. and the company’s German partner BioNTech SE submitted to U.S. regulators the initial data from an early-stage trial toward seeking authorization of a booster dose of their Covid-19 vaccine, the drugmakers said on Aug. 16.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer’s tick-borne encephalitis vaccine TICOVAC to prevent TBE in people aged 1 year and older.

Pfizer Inc. said on Aug. 13 the company is recalling four additional lots of the anti-smoking treatment Chantix after finding elevated levels of cancer-causing agents called nitrosamines in the pills.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a third dose of Covid-19 vaccines by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna for people with compromised immune systems.

Drugmakers Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna are expected to reap billions of dollars from Covid-19 booster shots in a market that could rival the $6 billion in annual sales for flu vaccines for years to come, analysts and healthcare investors say.

Three new conditions reported by a small number of people after vaccination with Covid-19 shots from Pfizer and Moderna are being studied to assess if they may be possible side effects, Europe’s drugs regulator said on Aug. 11.

Moderna Inc. said on Aug. 5 the company’s Covid-19 vaccine was about 93% effective through six months after the second dose, showing hardly any change from the 94% efficacy reported in the original clinical trial.

Global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. announced that the company’s trial on a potential treatment for alopecia areata achieved the study’s primary efficacy endpoint.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is aiming to give full approval for the Pfizer vaccine by early September, the New York Times reported on Aug. 3, citing people involved in the effort.

Pfizer Inc. on July 28 raised the 2021 sales forecast for the company’s Covid-19 vaccine by 29 percent to $33.5 billion, and said the drugmaker believes people will need a third dose of the shot developed with German partner BioNTech to keep protection against the virus high.