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US FDA grants emergency use authorization for J&J's COVID-19 vaccine

28 Feb 2021

US FDA grants emergency use authorization for J&J's COVID-19 vaccine

The United States government on Saturday granted emergency approval to the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson, making it the third vaccine available to the public in the US.

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine highly effective: FDA

25 Feb 2021

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine highly effective: FDA

Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine offers strong protection against severe COVID-19, according to an analysis released by US regulators that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot.

Biological E aiming for 600 million J&J vaccine doses annually

10 Feb 2021

Biological E aiming for 600 million J&J vaccine doses annually

Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical firm Biological E Ltd. is reportedly looking to contract-manufacture 600 million annual doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson.

South Africa scraps AstraZeneca vaccine, will give J&J jabs

10 Feb 2021

South Africa scraps AstraZeneca vaccine, will give J&J jabs

South Africa will give the unapproved Johnson & Johnson vaccine to its frontline healthcare workers beginning next week as a study to see what protection it provides from COVID-19, particularly against the variant dominant in South Africa, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Wednesday.

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine shows 66% strong efficacy

29 Jan 2021

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine shows 66% strong efficacy

Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) much-awaited COVID-19 vaccine has reportedly exhibited strong protection against the virus.

Bharat Biotech vaccine trials continued despite 'adverse event' in August

22 Nov 2020

Bharat Biotech vaccine trials continued despite 'adverse event' in August

Hyderabad-based biotechnology firm Bharat Biotech has issued a statement confirming that an "adverse event" had taken place during the Phase I trials of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate COVAXIN.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine found to be 95% effective: Details here

16 Nov 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine found to be 95% effective: Details here

American biotech company Moderna Therapeutics has announced that its COVID-19 vaccine was found to be nearly 95% effective in preventing the novel coronavirus disease.

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial's volunteer dies, testing to continue

22 Oct 2020

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial's volunteer dies, testing to continue

A volunteer involved with the trial of coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University has died, Brazil's health authority Anvisa informed on Wednesday.

Big setback: Johnson & Johnson pauses coronavirus vaccine trial

13 Oct 2020

Big setback: Johnson & Johnson pauses coronavirus vaccine trial

Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson, which lagged behind its competitors in the coronavirus vaccine race, paused late-stage trials after a volunteer fell sick.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok granted injunction against US ban, and more

28 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok granted injunction against US ban, and more

Over the weekend, TikTok won a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration, which prevents the hit video service from getting banned in the US.

Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine induces strong immunity

26 Sep 2020

Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine induces strong immunity

Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine has shown promise in early-to-mid-stage clinical human trials.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok files for injunction against ban, and more

24 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok files for injunction against ban, and more

As ByteDance's TikTok deal is likely to see more delays owing to China's pending approval, the video company is moving to prevent itself from getting banned by Trump administration.

Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine goes into final human trials

23 Sep 2020

Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine goes into final human trials

In a major development, American pharma giant Johnson & Johnson has launched the final trial of its COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccine developers to pledge against rolling out shots prematurely

06 Sep 2020

COVID-19 vaccine developers to pledge against rolling out shots prematurely

In light of the havoc wreaked by COVID-19, governments around the world have become more than willing to fast-track regulatory approvals and launch promising vaccines, anti-virals, and tests for their citizens.

NewsBytes Briefing: Fortnite removed from app stores, and more

14 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Fortnite removed from app stores, and more

In the updates since last night, Fortnite made major headlines.

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook, Twitter remove Trump's misleading post, and more

06 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook, Twitter remove Trump's misleading post, and more

In the updates since last night, both Facebook and Twitter launched a crackdown on a misleading post from US President Donald Trump.

As coronavirus pandemic surges, some vaccine makers expect to profit

22 Jul 2020

As coronavirus pandemic surges, some vaccine makers expect to profit

Some vaccine makers expect to make profits from their coronavirus vaccines, even as the pandemic continues to rage on.

NewsBytes Briefing: Snap's revenue grows; Moderna's vaccine won't be cheap

22 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Snap's revenue grows; Moderna's vaccine won't be cheap

The big story in the technology world is: Snap reported its earnings for Q2 2020 with notable gains - 9 million new users and 17% YoY growth in revenue.

COVID-19 vaccine: What are the latest updates?

05 Jul 2020

COVID-19 vaccine: What are the latest updates?

With more than 5.3 lakh deaths and 1.14 crore infections, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow worse around the world.

Skin cream "Fair & Lovely" to drop "Fair" from name

25 Jun 2020

Skin cream "Fair & Lovely" to drop "Fair" from name

Joining the bandwagon of brands that are making their products socially inclusive, the Indian unit of Unilever, Hindustan Unilever, has decided to drop "Fair" from the name of the skincare cream "Fair & Lovely," multiple reports said on Thursday.

J&J to begin human trials of COVID-19 vaccine in July

11 Jun 2020

J&J to begin human trials of COVID-19 vaccine in July

American pharma giant Johnson & Johnson has announced that it will be starting human trials of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine sooner than previously planned.

COVID-19 vaccine not guaranteed, says leading world health expert

19 Apr 2020

COVID-19 vaccine not guaranteed, says leading world health expert

With more than 160,000 deaths and 2.3 million infected cases globally, COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc around the world.

Johnson & Johnson: COVID-19's vaccine will be ready by 2021

31 Mar 2020

Johnson & Johnson: COVID-19's vaccine will be ready by 2021

American pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has announced that it has selected the lead vaccine candidate for the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Canadian firm announces coronavirus vaccine candidate; testing possible soon

14 Mar 2020

Canadian firm announces coronavirus vaccine candidate; testing possible soon

As researchers globally race to develop a vaccine for the deadly novel coronavirus, a Canada-based biotechnology company on Thursday announced a vaccine candidate for the viral disease.

Who is Hardik Pandya's fiance Natasa Stankovic?

02 Jan 2020

Who is Hardik Pandya's fiance Natasa Stankovic?

On Wednesday, Team India all-rounder Hardik Pandya got engaged to Serbian actress/model Natasa Stankovic in Dubai. The 26-year-old star cricketer took to Instagram to announce his engagement.

Indian-born billionaire bribed doctors with strippers, to prescribe addictive painkiller

29 Jan 2019

Indian-born billionaire bribed doctors with strippers, to prescribe addictive painkiller

An Indian-born CEO of a pharmaceutical company based in the US is accused of practising illegal marketing tactics, including bribing doctors with lavish dinners and strip club parties, to prescribe a highly addictive opioid painkiller to patients.

J&J faulty hip-implants: SC closes case citing Center's compensation scheme

11 Jan 2019

J&J faulty hip-implants: SC closes case citing Center's compensation scheme

The Supreme Court today closed the case seeking action against US-based pharma major Johnson and Johnson for implanting faulty hip implants into patients in New Delhi.

SC seeks Center's response on faulty hip implants by J&J

06 Oct 2018

SC seeks Center's response on faulty hip implants by J&J

The Supreme Court yesterday sought the Center's response on a plea alleging that "faulty" and "deadly" hip implants, made by US-based pharma major Johnson & Johnson (J&J), have been fitted into the bodies of 14,525 Indian patients, termed as "medical negligence" by an expert committee.

J&J faulty implant case aftermath: Government mulling provision for compensation

23 Sep 2018

J&J faulty implant case aftermath: Government mulling provision for compensation

The government is planning to bring a provision under which a medical device manufacturing company will have to offer monetary relief to patients in case of an adverse event.

Johnson & Johnson claims Indian victims' pleas are 'unreasonable'

16 Sep 2018

Johnson & Johnson claims Indian victims' pleas are 'unreasonable'

Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson, which is facing lawsuit over its faulty hip implants, told National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) that demands of Indian patients were 'unreasonable and undue', as they filed the lawsuit only after knowing about the US settlement.

Telangana attracts over Rs. 10,000cr in Life Sciences in 4yrs

12 Aug 2018

Telangana attracts over Rs. 10,000cr in Life Sciences in 4yrs

Telangana, already home to pharma majors, attracted Rs. 10,222cr investments in the Life Sciences sector in the past four years, state IT and Industries Minister KT Ramarao said.

Conservative attacks on #MarchForOurLives student leaders turn personal

30 Mar 2018

Conservative attacks on #MarchForOurLives student leaders turn personal

Conservatives not comfortable with the politics of student leaders of Saturday's #MarchForOurLives have stooped to a new low, hurling personal attacks at the teen organizers calling for stricter gun-control measures.

Mumbai battles tuberculosis: 50,000 cases reported in 3 years

24 Mar 2018

Mumbai battles tuberculosis: 50,000 cases reported in 3 years

Mumbai is still giving the government headaches when it comes to its rising tuberculosis cases.

Artificial intelligence will aid in inventing drugs faster: Pharma companies

03 Jul 2017

Artificial intelligence will aid in inventing drugs faster: Pharma companies

Humanity is making breakthroughs in every field of science and technology. At the same time, it's struggling to find a cure for something as paltry as the common cold.

Will quit Trump's council if US leaves Paris agreement: Musk

01 Jun 2017

Will quit Trump's council if US leaves Paris agreement: Musk

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has said he will quit US President Donald Trump's manufacturing council if Washington pulls out of the Paris Agreement.

Johnson & Johnson to pay $110mn over talcum cancer-link

06 May 2017

Johnson & Johnson to pay $110mn over talcum cancer-link

A US court has ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay over $100 million to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talcum powder for decades.

White House names Trump's manufacturing council members

29 Jan 2017

White House names Trump's manufacturing council members

The White House administration revealed the full membership of Donald Trump's manufacturing council.

Johnson & Johnson buying Swiss biotech firm Actelion for $30bn

28 Jan 2017

Johnson & Johnson buying Swiss biotech firm Actelion for $30bn

American healthcare major Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is acquiring Swiss biotech firm Actelion in a $30 billion all-cash deal.