Pfizer and Germany-based BioNTech, which are collaborating on a messenger RNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, plan to start testing in the United States once the Food and Drug Administration gives clearance.

As the world tries to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, there is some hope that warmer weather will cause the virus to dwindle, like what happens with seasonal influenza. Though research indicates that COVID-19 could be seasonal, returning in the fall.

While employees of Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Biogen who attended a management meeting in Boston tested positive for COVID-19, numerous biopharma organizations are cancelling or postponing activities that involve large groups of people.

Japanese drug manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceutical indicated that the company is attempting to develop a drug based on the blood of patients who recovered from COVID-19.

U.S. President Donald Trump will seek $2.5 billion from Congress to fight the coronavirus epidemic, and U.S. and South Korean militaries are considering scaling back joint training as the virus spreads in Europe and the Middle East.

Twenty one states rejected an $18 billion settlement proposal from three major U.S. drug distributors to resolve lawsuits over their alleged role in the opioid crisis, although settlement discussions continue, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

In a second research report published this year so far, investigators found that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is approving drugs faster than ever.

With the 2020 elections looming though, and lawmakers across the country drafting legislation aimed at curbing price increases, some companies are carefully examining the landscape as they approach pricing.

Federal prosecutors are investigating six pharmaceutical companies for potential criminal charges in connection with shipping large quantities of opioid painkillers that contributed to a healthcare crisis, according to regulatory filings.

Immunotherapy – reprogramming the immune system to attack cancer cells – is a rapidly growing and promising field in cancer research and treatment.