Tag Archives: AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca, FibroGen hit another roxadustat setback as FDA panel calls for more safety data

AstraZeneca and its roxadustat partner FibroGen headed into a high-stakes FDA expert meeting this week after receiving tough safety questions about the med from agency staffers. The daylong event Thursday featured bruising feedback, and their application now faces even more uncertainty. In a 13 to 1 vote, FDA committee panelists said that the drug should not be approved… Read More »

NIH ‘very concerned’ about serious side effect in AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial

“The highest levels of NIH are very concerned,” said Dr. Avindra Nath, intramural clinical director and a leader of viral research at the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, an NIH division. “Everyone’s hopes are on a vaccine, and if you have a major complication the whole thing could get derailed.” A great deal… Read More »

‘Thousands of lives’ needlessly lost to EU’s AstraZeneca ban

‘Thousands of lives’ needlessly lost to EU’s petty politics: Experts condemn deaths caused by AstraZeneca jab ban as countries begin humiliating U-turn following EMA report it IS safe A series of EU countries including France, Germany and Italy have reinstated the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine The European Medicines Agency ruled that it is a safe… Read More »

Vic has first batch of AstraZeneca vaccine

Victoria has taken delivery of its first batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, with the rollout of the 50,800 doses to start early next week. It comes as the state on Friday celebrated a week-long run of “doughnut days”, with no locally-acquired coronavirus cases. The Health Department said the AstraZeneca doses had started arriving at Victoria’s… Read More »

AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial pause ‘a good thing’: Dr. Bob Lahita

AstraZeneca’s decision to pause its global trials of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate over safety concerns should reassure skeptical Americans that “they are looking very carefully at everybody who is getting the vaccine,” New York Medical College Professor Dr. Bob Lahita told “Your World” Wednesday. AstraZeneca, which has been developing a vaccine with the University of Oxford, temporarily put its late-stage study on… Read More »