U.S. patients will finally get access to cheaper versions of AbbVie Inc.’s blockbuster arthritis drug Humira this year, but the cost savings are expected to be limited.

Shortages of antibiotics have been reported in 26 European countries, according to the European Medicines Agency, in part due to the unseasonably early surge in respiratory infections.

Pandemic restrictions that hampered the circulation of viruses other than COVID-19 could be behind the unseasonably early upsurge in respiratory infections in Europe this winter that the festive break could prolong, scientists say.

Italy on Thursday urged the rest of the European Union to follow its lead and test travelers from China for COVID, but others said they saw no need to do so for now or were waiting for a common stance across the largely border-less bloc.

Vaccines company Valneva said on Friday that it had completed a regulatory submission step with the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its single-shot chikungunya vaccine candidate, VLA1553.

Summit Therapeutics Inc. said on Tuesday it would license China-based Akeso Inc.’s experimental cancer therapy in a deal worth up to $5 billion, sending its shares up 57% in premarket trade.

The number of people in Europe with undiagnosed HIV has risen as testing rates fell during the COVID-19 pandemic, threatening a global goal of ending the disease by 2030, a report said.

The agency will provide end-to-end omnichannel offering and capabilities across healthcare that will support and complement the network’s agencies and clients in the region.

The recreational use of nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas”, is on the rise in Europe among young people, producing worrying numbers of poisonings, the European Union drugs monitoring agency EMCDDA said in a study.

The head of the panel of 18 appointees, known as STIKO, said there was no clear case for broad use, citing a lack of data to rule out any rare side effects and no signs of the infection causing severe illness in otherwise healthy children.