French drugmaker Sanofi said on Wednesday uninsured diabetes patients in the United States will pay no more than $35 for a 30-day supply of insulin, in the wake of heightened public scrutiny over soaring prices of the life-saving drug.
The U.S. government is ramping up efforts to staunch the spread of monkeypox by sending hundreds of thousands of vaccine doses to states in the coming months, expanding access for those most at risk and increasing supply to areas with high case numbers.
The Biden administration will drop pre-departure COVID-19 international air testing requirements effective June 12 at 12:01 a.m. after heavy lobbying from airlines and the travel industry, a senior administration official told Reuters.
To bolster the increased demand for mRNA therapies, Germany’s Evonik Industries, in partnership with the U.S. government, is investing more than $200 million to build a lipid manufacturing facility in the United States.
The outbreak of monkeypox cases outside of Africa can be contained, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, as more governments said they would launch limited vaccinations to combat rising infections of the virus.
The number of births in the United States grew 1% in 2021 from a pandemic low in 2020, marking the first increase since 2014, according to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, rising fuel costs, manufacturing concerns and the ripple of other global events have led to supply chain issues across the world that, in the United States, has been most recently highlighted by a shortage of baby formula.
Last week, a man in Massachusetts became the first person in the United States to be diagnosed with monkeypox since 2021. On May 22, U.S. health authorities announced they may have found the third documented case in a patient in South Florida.