Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved in the UK for immediate emergency use

The companies announce the first emergency approval of their mRNA vaccine against COVID-19, with rollout to begin next week. Image credit: Shutterstock Today, Pfizer and BioNTech have announced that their mRNA vaccine (BNT162b2) against COVID-19 has been granted temporary authorization for emergency use by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) in the UK. […]

The FDA has approved the first treatment for Ebola

There is now an approved treatment for Ebola, one of the world’s deadliest diseases.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced October 14 that Inmazeb, a cocktail of lab-made antibodies developed by the pharmaceutical company Regeneron, can be used to treat adult and pediatric patients with Ebola. The announcement comes less than a year after […]