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The Latest: FDA likely to rule on virus pill in December

7 days ago   |   By Stl Today

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration will ask its outside experts to meet in late November to scrutinize Merck's pill to treat COVID-19.
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US reaffirms support for easing WTO rules on COVID vaccines

US reaffirms support for easing WTO rules on COVID vaccines

7 days ago   |   By Stl Today

GENEVA - A top U.S. trade official said Thursday the Biden administration remains committed to an easing of rules that protect the technology behind coronavirus vaccines so that they can be produced more widely.
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FDA unlikely to rule on Merck's COVID pill before December

7 days ago   |   By Chron

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it will ask its outside experts to meet in late November to scrutinize Merck's pill to treat COVID-19.
The Nov. 30 meeting means U.S. regulators almost certainly won't issue a decision on the drug until December, signaling that the agency will conduct a detailed review of the experimental treatment's safety and effectiveness. The panelists are likely to vote on whether Merck's drug should be approved, though the FDA is not required to follow their advice.
It marks the first time the FDA has convened its expert advisers before...
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Report: Struggling Chinese developer makes bond payment

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