Sanofi, GSK, Pfizer and Boehringer must face Zantac class-action lawsuits, court rules

Even after the global Zantac recalls of 2019 and 2020 and the associated controversy, the courtroom saga over the medicine’s risk is just getting started. This week, branded drugmakers GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi, Pfizer and Boehringer Ingelheim lost an attempt to escape class-action lawsuits over their marketing of the decades-old drug. In a federal court in Florida,… Read More »

FDA says Moderna vaccine’s benefits outweigh risks after Nordic countries limit use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reiterated its stance that the benefits of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine outweigh its risks on Friday after several Nordic countries began restricting its use for certain age groups due to concerns about a rare heart-related side effect. The FDA responded after health officials in Finland said Thursday that males under… Read More »

What’s the rationale behind a COVID vaccine booster — and will everyone really need one at some point?

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Health Canada Could “fully vaccinated” soon mean triple vaccinated? Author of the article: Sharon Kirkey Publishing date: Oct 04, 2021  •  5 days ago  •  4 minute read  •  339 Comments An Israeli woman receives her third dose of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, in Jerusalem, October 3, 2021. Photo by REUTERS/Ronen… Read More »

‘COVID toe’ a result of body’s misplaced effort to contain coronavirus: study

Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Health and Wellness Health Those with the disease may not exhibit its typical symptoms so connection to virus may be overlooked Author of the article: Shari Kulha Publishing date: Oct 06, 2021  •  3 days ago  •  2 minute read  •  23 Comments “COVID toe” looks like chilblains, which happen as… Read More »

Can the COVID Vaccine Affect Fertility?

Women across the U.S. have reported changes in their menstrual cycles following COVID-19 shots. Changes include heavier, earlier and more painful periods,1 as well as unexpected breakthrough bleeding or spotting among women on long-acting contraception or those who are postmenopausal and hadn’t had a period in years or even decades.2 Health officials have tried to… Read More »