Severe obesity may weaken the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in those who have never been infected with the coronavirus, according to a small Turkish study. Additionally, South African researchers have found infection with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus can significantly improve the immune system’s ability to protect against other variants, but only in people who have been vaccinated.

EVERSANA, the pioneer of next-generation commercial services to the global life sciences industry, and Vector Pharma FZCO of Dubai UAE, the leading full-service distributor for rare disease, oncology and highly specialized therapeutics in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkish markets, announced a strategic partnership to expand services across the Middle East and North African markets.

The United Kingdom, which was the first to grant authorization to the vaccine developed by Pfizer and Moderna, is expected to give the green light to the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University this week.

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.

The number of new cases of COVID-19 is easing in some parts of Europe, including Italy and Spain, but outbreaks are still growing in Britain and Turkey, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

Turkey’s investigation into Novartis for bribery allegations is “ongoing,” a Turkish health ministry official told Reuters, after the drugmaker said it was not under investigation.

The Ankara Chief Prosecutor has launched an investigation into the Turkish unit of Swiss drugmaker Novartis after allegations the company benefited from bribery.

By Arun Ramesh, Lead Analyst, Beroe Inc.   Abstract 1 Serialization – Need of the HourLack of global co-operation on agreement with one common technology over the years has delayed the process of serializing the drugs. By and large, majority of the regions have come up with consensus to have a Unique level Identification Code […]