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Acella, facing 43 ‘serious’ side effect reports, pulls dozens of lots of sub-potent thyroid drug

Last May, Acella Pharmaceuticals pulled 13 lots of its prescription hypothyroidism med NP Thyroid in the U.S. after testing revealed an excess of one of the drug’s main ingredients. Now, the company is facing the opposite problem. Acella is recalling certain lots of five separate doses of NP Thyroid after routine testing showed the batches weren’t potent… Read More »

Transparency by drug companies, scrutiny by journalists, vital in vaccine news

Pfizer’s chairman and CEO proclaimed in a Pfizer company news release: “Today is a great day for science and humanity.” In that PR news release – but only in that format – Pfizer announced early results of “a vaccine efficacy rate above 90%, at 7 days after the second dose.” That’s about all we know… Read More »

Gilead, Merck step in to help India’s drug manufacturers fight surging COVID-19 outbreak

India is in the midst of one of the world’s grimmest COVID-19 outbreaks so far, but for weeks the country has struggled to meet local demand for life-saving drugs and vaccines. Now, drugmakers reliant on India for their own production needs are stepping in to help.  Gilead Sciences on Monday said it would help local manufacturers boost production of its… Read More »