Pfizer to offer low cost meds and vaccines to 45 developing countries

Pfizer said Wednesday that it will provide nearly two dozen products, including its top-selling COVID-19 vaccine and treatment, at not-for-profit prices in some of the world's poorest countries.The drugmaker announced the program at the World Economic Forum's annual gathering in...

Confirmed monkeypox cases in Quebec climb to 15

Quebec has confirmed 10 more cases of monkeypox, for a total of 15 cases across the province, the provincial health department said on Tuesday.The province last week reported the first cases of the virus in Canada, after authorities there said they were...

‘Mass poisoning crisis’: Canadians need to change how we talk about drug deaths, advocates say

There's a poisoning crisis gripping Canada, and it's killing thousands of people each year. It doesn't involve contaminated meat, lettuce or baby formula – the kinds of safety issues that prompt public concern, product recalls, and holding those responsible to account.It's...

Health officials continue to monitor monkeypox cases in Europe and North America

The World Health Organization (WHO) does not have evidence that the monkeypox virus has mutated, a senior executive at the UN agency said in a briefing on Monday morning, noting the infectious disease that has been endemic in West and Central...

Pfizer says 3 COVID-19 shots protect children under 5

Three doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine offer strong protection for children younger than five, the companies announced Monday. Pfizer plans to give the data to U.S. regulators later this week in a step toward letting the littlest kids get the shots.The...

Pfizer says 3 COVID shots protect children under 5

Three doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine offer strong protection for children younger than five, the company announced Monday. Pfizer plans to give the data to U.S. regulators later this week in a step toward letting the littlest kids get the...

Officials confirm 10 cases of severe, unexplained hepatitis among Canadian children

Ten children in Canada were found to be suffering from severe and mysterious cases of hepatitis over a recent five-month period, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), following an investigation into unexplained liver inflammation in children.  The...

Canadian study offers important clue to why some back pain becomes chronic

A study conducted by researchers at McGill University and scientists from Italy suggests that blocking inflammation after injury might make that pain chronic — a finding that challenges the standard approach to treating pain.Chronic pain — especially in the lower back...

European formula not yet on store shelves despite temporary Health Canada allowance

Measures to keep Canada's stretched baby formula supplies from spiralling into a widespread shortage like that seen inthe United States are unlikely to offer immediate relief, and even then may be short-lived, experts say.On May 9, Health Canada recommended that the...

U.K. to offer smallpox vaccine shots to health workers as monkeypox spreads in Europe

A smattering of monkeypox cases in Britain has prompted authorities to offer a smallpox vaccine to some health-care workers and others who may have been exposed, as a handful of other cases were confirmed in parts of Europe.Monkeypox is a...
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