Sinovac Biotech plans to start a clinical trial of the Chinese vaccine maker’s experimental coronavirus vaccine with children and adolescents in September, widening the company’s test on a shot that is already in the final stage of study with adults.

Political polarization and online misinformation are threatening vaccination programs worldwide, with public trust volatile and varying widely between countries, according to a global vaccine confidence study.

Global spending on medicines will reach $1.4 trillion in 2020, driven by increased healthcare access in emerging markets and high-priced new drugs for cancer and other diseases, according to a forecast by IMS Health released on Wednesday. That is up from about $1.07 trillion this year, representing a compound annual growth rate of 4 to […]