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Britain’s National Health Service and two online sellers told Reuters they had received their first supplies of keenly anticipated Wegovy in Britain on Tuesday, a day after Novo Nordisk launched the weight-loss drug in its fifth market.

The UK drug regulator said on Tuesday it has approved an updated COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech that targets only the Omicron XBB.1.5 subvariant.

Former prime minister David Cameron told an inquiry on Monday that Britain was prepared for a flu-type pandemic but not enough work was done in advance to confront an asymptomatic disease similar to COVID-19.

Hundreds of GSK workers have voted to stage a series of walkouts at UK manufacturing sites in May over a dispute over pay, in what could be a first at the British drugmaker, labour union Unite said on Wednesday.

Children aged between six months to four years with underlying medical conditions will be offered COVID-19 shots, Britain’s vaccine advisers said on Thursday.

A UK court on Wednesday ordered GSK’s Tesaro to pay rival AstraZeneca royalties on total sales of ovarian cancer drug Zejula, in a win for the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker.

Avian flu has reached new corners of the globe and become endemic for the first time in some wild birds that transmit the virus to poultry, according to veterinarians and disease experts, who warn it is now a year-round problem.

Britain’s health regulator on Tuesday authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for infants as young as six months, opening the door for vaccinating the country’s youngest children once the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) agrees.

Britain is only marginally better prepared for another pandemic than it was for COVID-19, the former head of Britain’s vaccine taskforce said on Wednesday, criticizing how some structures that helped it emerge from the pandemic had been dismantled.

Britain’s medicines regulator said on Tuesday that any new or worsening reactions in patients’ eyes arising from use of Sanofi’s best-selling asthma and eczema drug Dupixent should be promptly reviewed by healthcare professionals.