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Merck raises 2022 forecast as COVID pill, cancer drug fuels profit beat

April 28 (Reuters) – Merck & Co (MRK.N) on Thursday reported quarterly profit and sales that beat estimates and raised its full-year forecasts on strong demand for top-selling cancer drug Keytruda, its Gardasil vaccine and COVID-19 antiviral pill molnupiravir. The U.S. drugmaker’s shares rose 1.8% to $85.90 before the opening......

U.S. to widen COVID antiviral pill distribution

Pfizer’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pill Paxlovid is packaged in Ascoli, Italy, in this undated image obtained by Reuters on November 16, 2021. Pfizer/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is aiming to expand access to......

Federal takeover of Rikers isn’t a bitter pill — Adams should welcome it

Post Editorial Board Mayor Eric Adams should view a federal takeover of the embattled Rikers Island as an opportunity, not a threat. After all, he promised to clean up Bill de Blasio’s mess. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here......

Twitter adopts “poison pill” plan to counter Elon Musk’s bid

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Twitter on Friday said it adopted a “poison pill” plan that could block billionaire Elon Musk from significantly increasing his stake in the social media company. The counter-measure comes a day after Tesla CEO Musk unveiled a $43 billion......

Twitter adopts ‘poison pill’ as challenger to Musk emerges

April 15 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) adopted a ‘poison pill’ on Friday to limit Elon Musk’s ability to raise his stake in the social media platform, as a buyout firm emerged to challenge his $43 billion bid for the company. Thoma Bravo, a technology-focused private equity firm that had......

Twitter board adopts poison pill after Musk’s $43 billion bid to buy company

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Elon Musk’s Twitter profile displayed on a computer screen and Twitter logo displayed on a phone screen are seen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on April 9, 2022. Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto | Getty Images Twitter adopted......

Male enhancement pill sold nationwide on Amazon is recalled

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Certain boxes of The Red Pill — male sexual enhancement capsules sold nationwide on Amazon — are being recalled because they may contain a hidden ingredient: an unapproved drug for treatment of male erectile dysfunction. Jackson, New Jersey-based Your......

Pfizer COVID vaccine, pill forecasts miss estimates; shares fall 4%

Vials filled with Comirnaty, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), are seen at a vaccination center in St. Stephen’s Cathedral, in Vienna, Austria February 5, 2022. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Feb 8 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) forecast $54 billion in......

Kohl’s says takeover offers undervalue its business, initiates ‘poison pill’

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Kohl’s said Friday it believes recent takeover offers undervalue its business in light of future growth and cash flow generation, following a review by independent financial advisors. The department store also said it has adopted a shareholder rights plan, otherwise......

EU drug regulator OKs Pfizer COVID pill for high-risk patients

Jan 27 (Reuters) – The European Union’s drug regulator on Thursday gave the green light to Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) antiviral COVID-19 pill for treating adults at risk of severe illness, as the region scrambles to boost its arsenal to fight the Omicron variant. The endorsement by the European Medicines Agency......

Britain says 6,000 more people needed for trial of Merck COVID pill

An experimental COVID-19 treatment pill, called molnupiravir and being developed by Merck & Co Inc and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP, is seen in this undated handout photo released by Merck & Co Inc and obtained by Reuters on October 26, 2021. Merck & Co Inc/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE......

How can I get Paxlovid, the COVID-19 pill? Access to COVID treatments remains a challenge

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Despite evidence showing the fast-spreading Omicron variant may pose a smaller risk of severe COVID-19 compared to the Delta variant, public health officials have warned for months that millions of Americans remain at high risk of severe illness and......

Biden speaks on fight against COVID and announces doubling of antiviral pill order

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Biden speaks on fight against COVID and announces doubling of antiviral pill order – CBS News Watch CBSN Live President Biden updated the nation on his administration’s efforts to contain COVID-19, announcing that he was doubling and accelerating the......

Israel orders Pfizer’s new COVID-19 pill

JERUSALEM, Dec 25 (Reuters) – Israel has ordered 100,000 units of Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) anti-viral COVID 19 pill Paxlovid for people aged 12 and older at risk of severe illness, an Israeli official said on Saturday, confirming a television report. Channel 12 TV said Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett agreed......

Merck’s at-home antiviral COVID-19 pill gets U.S. authorization

Dec 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. on Thursday authorized Merck & Co’s (MRK.N) antiviral pill for COVID-19 for certain high-risk adult patients, a day after giving a broader go-ahead to a similar but more effective treatment from Pfizer Inc (PFE.N). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Merck’s drug which......

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