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Pfizer to offer all its drugs not-for-profit to 45 lower-income countries
Company launches ‘healthier world’ accord in Davos and speaks to other pharma firms about similar steps

Julia Kollewe

25, May, 2022 @3:04 PM

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Pfizer accused of Covid profiteering as first-quarter sales hit $26bn
Pharma firm criticised over pricing and for keeping monopoly control over vaccine and new Paxlovid pill

Julia Kollewe

03, May, 2022 @4:06 PM

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GlaxoSmithKline says it will not start any new clinical trials in Russia
Pharma firm joins AstraZeneca and Pfizer in saying it will not enrol new patients into studies

Julia Kollewe

17, Mar, 2022 @12:28 PM

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Test to Treat: pharmacists say Biden’s major new Covid initiative won’t work
Program to facilitate access to antivirals will have a limited impact because pharmacists are restricted from prescribing the pills

Benjamin Ryan in New York

14, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The Covid treatment pill is here – and big pharma will ultimately decide who gets it | Othoman Mellouk
Experts are predicting demand for life-saving antiviral drugs will rapidly outpace supply. Like the vaccine, the poorest countries will be left until last, says medicine access advocate Othoman Mellouk

Othoman Mellouk

20, Feb, 2022 @3:53 PM

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What happens when the Covid booster wanes? Will you need a fourth vaccine dose? Or a fifth?
Four shots are recommended for immunocompromised Australians but it’s unclear if the broader population will require more than three

Melissa Davey Medical editor

18, Feb, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Pfizer accused of pandemic profiteering as profits double
Drugmaker makes $37bn in vaccine sales and predicts bumper year ahead from Covid jabs and pill

Julia Kollewe

08, Feb, 2022 @5:26 PM

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Putting big pharma in charge of global vaccine rollout was a big mistake | Nick Dearden
Covid has made it clear: the likes of Pfizer, in thrall to shareholders, only really care about their huge profits, says the director of Global Justice Now

Nick Dearden

08, Feb, 2022 @5:13 PM

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Pfizer seeks US authorization of Covid vaccine for children under five
FDA decision could come within weeks but big obstacles remain to getting all children inoculated

Melody Schreiber in Washington

02, Feb, 2022 @1:08 PM

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‘We are so tired’: US parents and doctors say kids under five left behind in Covid vaccine race
Child Covid cases have increased dramatically due to Omicron, yet no vaccine seems on the horizon for this age group

Eric Berger in St Louis

29, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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EU executive rebuked for not disclosing Von der Leyen-Pfizer texts
Regulator heavily critical of aides to European Commission president in relation to Covid vaccine messages

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

28, Jan, 2022 @11:38 AM

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Novavax Covid vaccine: what is it and will it make a difference?
Australia’s government is hoping the protein-based vaccine – approved by the TGA – will sway the hesitant to get the jab

Donna Lu

21, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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