United States Politics and Government

Drug Plan Fails, Signaling Thorny Path for Democrats’ $3.5 Trillion Bill

Senior Democrats said they could still preserve elements of their plan to lower prescription drug prices, but they have little room for defections, and divisions remain on that and other issues.

Study of Covid Booster Shot Benefits Fans Debate Over Extra Doses

Independent experts, including government scientists, were skeptical of the research from Israel, which included limited data over a short period.

Study of Booster Shot Benefits Fans Debate Over Extra Doses

Independent experts, including government scientists, were skeptical of the research from Israel, which included limited data over a short period.

Democratic Divisions Flare Over Tax Increases and Drug Pricing

In both the House and the Senate, Democrats are working to resolve their internal differences on a huge social policy measure that will require near-total unity to pass.

Democratic Divisions Flare Over Tax Increases and Drug Pricing

In both the House and the Senate, Democrats are working to resolve their internal differences on a huge social policy measure that will require near-total unity to pass.

House Committees Demand F.D.A. Records on Alzheimer’s Drug Approval

The agency approved Biogen’s Aduhelm “despite concerns raised by experts,” committee leaders said in a letter.

House Committees Demand F.D.A. Records on Alzheimer’s Drug Approval

The agency approved Biogen’s Aduhelm “despite concerns raised by experts,” committee leaders said in a letter.

House Committees Demand F.D.A. Records on Alzheimer’s Drug Approval

The agency approved Biogen’s Aduhelm “despite concerns raised by experts,” committee leaders said in a letter.

Biden Falls Short on Pledge for U.S. to Be the World’s Vaccine ‘Arsenal,’ Experts Say

Congress appropriated $16 billion to ramp up Covid-19 countermeasures, but a new report found that the Biden administration had spent very little of it on expanding vaccine manufacturing capacity.

As Virus Cases Surge, Biden Administration Encourages More Use of Antibody Treatments

A top White House adviser said monoclonal antibody treatments, sometimes underused, could still be crucial in helping people with Covid-19 avoid getting very sick.

F.D.A. Aims to Give Final Approval to Pfizer Vaccine by Early Next Month

The Food and Drug Administration’s move is expected to kick off more vaccination mandates for hospital workers, college students and federal troops.

F.D.A. Aims to Give Final Approval to Pfizer Vaccine by Early Next Month

The Food and Drug Administration’s move is expected to kick off more vaccination mandates for hospital workers, college students and federal troops.

U.S. Officials Push Back on Pfizer’s Request for Booster Shot Approval

After meeting with company representatives, officials said the decision would depend partly on data on infections in vaccinated people that cause serious disease or hospitalization.

F.D.A. Attaches Warning of Rare Nerve Syndrome to Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccine

Federal regulators concluded that the risk of developing the syndrome was low, and that the benefits of the vaccine still strongly outweigh it.

Biden Makes New Push for Vaccinations, but Experts Say More Is Needed

Some public health experts worry that the administration is not being aggressive enough in waging what the president calls a “wartime effort” to vaccinate the country.

Broad Coalition of Democrats Presses Biden to Expand Medicare

Over 150 House Democrats are pushing the president to include a plan in his infrastructure package to lower the eligibility age, expand benefits and negotiate drug prices.

Medicare Expansion: Broad Coalition of Democrats Press President Biden on Plan

Over 150 House Democrats are pushing the president to include a plan in his infrastructure package to lower the eligibility age, expand benefits and negotiate drug prices.

Troubled Vaccine Maker and Its Founder Gave $2 Million in Political Donations

Emergent BioSolutions faces scrutiny in Congress for ruining Covid-19 vaccines and securing lucrative federal contracts. Executives will appear before some lawmakers who benefited from the company’s spending.

Troubled Vaccine Maker and Its Founder Gave $2 Million in Political Donations

Emergent BioSolutions faces scrutiny in Congress for ruining Covid-19 vaccines and securing lucrative federal contracts. Executives will appear before some lawmakers who benefited from the company’s spending.

Biden apoya liberar las patentes de las vacunas. ¿Qué implica la medida?

Al atender la presión internacional y los llamados de los demócratas, el gobierno de EE. UU. se enfrenta a las farmacéuticas estadounidenses, que alegan que la medida pondría en riesgo la seguridad y la innovación.

Biden apoya liberar las patentes de las vacunas. ¿Qué implica la medida?

Al atender la presión internacional y los llamados de los demócratas, el gobierno de EE. UU. se enfrenta a las farmacéuticas estadounidenses, que alegan que la medida pondría en riesgo la seguridad y la innovación.

Biden Backs Suspending Patents on Covid Vaccines

The Biden administration, siding with some world leaders over the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, came out in favor of waiving intellectual property protections for coronavirus vaccines.

Taking ‘Extraordinary Measures,’ Biden Backs Suspending Patents on Vaccines

The Biden administration, siding with some world leaders over the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, came out in favor of waiving intellectual property protections for coronavirus vaccines.

Biden Backs Suspending Patents on Covid Vaccines

The Biden administration, siding with some world leaders over the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, came out in favor of waiving intellectual property protections for coronavirus vaccines.

FDA Set to Authorize Pfizer Vaccine for Adolescents by Early Next Week

The U.S. vaccination campaign will soon expand to millions more people, but public health experts say the move raises complicated questions about supply and access.

FDA Set to Authorize Pfizer Vaccine for Adolescents by Early Next Week

The U.S. vaccination campaign will soon expand to millions more people, but public health experts say the move raises complicated questions about supply and access.

Biden Confronts Coronavirus Vaccine Patents

President Biden and drugmakers are facing demands from liberal activists and global leaders to suspend intellectual property rights on the vaccines as the pandemic surges.

Biden Confronts Coronavirus Vaccine Patents

President Biden and drugmakers are facing demands from liberal activists and global leaders to suspend intellectual property rights on the vaccines as the pandemic surges.

Biden Confronts Coronavirus Vaccine Patents

President Biden and drugmakers are facing demands from liberal activists and global leaders to suspend intellectual property rights on the vaccines as the pandemic surges.

F.D.A. Set to Authorize Pfizer Vaccine for Adolescents by Early Next Week

The U.S. vaccination campaign will soon expand to millions more people, but public health experts say the move raises complicated questions about supply and access.

Biden Can Help Make Covid-Vaccine Tech Available to Poor Countries

The West has hoarded vaccines and blocked developing nations from making their own. President Biden can put a stop to that.

Biden to Send Coronavirus Vaccine Abroad

President Biden will send up to 60 million doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine to countries pleading for help, but some see a medicine dropper for “a four-alarm fire.”

Biden to Send Coronavirus Vaccine Abroad

President Biden will send up to 60 million doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine to countries pleading for help, but some see a medicine dropper for “a four-alarm fire.”

AstraZeneca Vaccines Made at Troubled Baltimore Plant Were Shipped to Canada and Mexico

The Biden administration said it did not know of manufacturing problems at the Emergent factory when it approved shipping millions of doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine. The company says the doses were safe.

Vaccines Made at Troubled Baltimore Plant Were Shipped to Canada and Mexico

The Biden administration said it did not know of manufacturing problems at the Emergent factory when it approved shipping millions of doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine. The company says the doses were safe.

Biden Got the Vaccine Rollout Humming, With Trump’s Help

Trump administration officials grumble that they laid the groundwork for surging vaccinations, but some hard work in the trenches has helped pick up the pace of production.

Coronavirus Pandemic Forces FDA to Sharply Curtail Drug Company Inspections

The steep decline in oversight has stalled a number of new drug applications. The agency says it is trying to protect its employees but critics say inspectors should be considered essential workers and do their jobs.

How Emergent BioSolutions Put an ‘Extraordinary Burden’ on the U.S.’s Troubled Stockpile

The shortage of lifesaving medical equipment last year was a searing example of the government’s failed coronavirus response. As health workers resorted to wearing trash bags, one Maryland company profited by selling anthrax vaccines to the country’s emergency reserve.

How Emergent BioSolutions Put an ‘Extraordinary Burden’ on the U.S.’s Troubled Stockpile

The shortage of lifesaving medical equipment last year was a searing example of the government’s failed coronavirus response. As health workers resorted to wearing trash bags, one Maryland company profited by selling anthrax vaccines to the country’s emergency reserve.

Biden Vows Enough Vaccine ‘for Every Adult American’ by End of May

The pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. agreed to help manufacture Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, in a deal partly brokered by the White House.

La búsqueda de tratamientos contra la COVID-19 quedó rezagada

El desarrollo de las vacunas superó las expectativas de todos. Pero durante los próximos meses muchas personas enfermarán y, lamentablemente, los médicos tienen pocos fármacos para tratarlas.

La búsqueda de tratamientos contra la COVID-19 quedó rezagada

El desarrollo de las vacunas superó las expectativas de todos. Pero durante los próximos meses muchas personas enfermarán y, lamentablemente, los médicos tienen pocos fármacos para tratarlas.

Moderna’s Simple Fix to Vaccine Supply: More Doses in Each Vial

The company will ask federal regulators to increase the amount of coronavirus vaccine it can put in each vial by as much as 50 percent, potentially bolstering availability quickly.

How the Search for Covid-19 Treatments Faltered While Vaccines Sped Ahead

Vaccine development exceeded everyone’s expectations. But the next few months will still bring many sick people — and doctors have woefully few drugs with which to treat them.

Biden Pledges to Speed Flow of Vaccines to the States

President Biden said the number of coronavirus vaccines reaching the states would rise next week and a deal was near to provide enough shots to vaccinate nearly all Americans by the end of summer.

Biden Pledges to Speed Flow of Vaccines to the States

President Biden said the amount of coronavirus vaccines reaching the states would rise next week and a deal was near to provide enough shots to vaccinate nearly all Americans by the end of summer.

Biden Pledges to Speed Flow of Vaccines to the States

President Biden said the number of coronavirus vaccines reaching the states would rise next week and a deal was near to provide enough shots to vaccinate nearly all Americans by the end of summer.

Biden Pledges to Speed Flow of Vaccines to the States

President Biden said the number of coronavirus vaccines reaching the states would rise next week and a deal was near to provide enough shots to vaccinate nearly all Americans by the end of summer.

Biden Picks Former F.D.A. Chief Kessler to Lead U.S. Vaccine Efforts

Dr. David Kessler, who helped speed the development and approval of AIDS drugs in the 1990s, will become the top science official for the initiative the Trump administration had called Operation Warp Speed.

Biden Picks Former F.D.A. Chief Kessler to Lead U.S. Vaccine Efforts

Dr. David Kessler, who helped speed the development and approval of AIDS drugs in the 1990s, will become the top science official for the initiative the Trump administration had called Operation Warp Speed.

Biden Picks Former F.D.A. Chief Kessler to Lead U.S. Vaccine Efforts

Dr. David Kessler, who helped speed the development and approval of AIDS drugs in the 1990s, will become the top science official for the initiative the Trump administration had called Operation Warp Speed.

Biden Picks Former F.D.A. Chief Kessler to Lead U.S. Vaccine Efforts

Dr. David Kessler, who helped speed the development and approval of AIDS drugs in the 1990s, will become the top science official for the initiative the Trump administration had called Operation Warp Speed.

Biden Picks Former F.D.A. Chief Kessler to Lead U.S. Vaccine Efforts

Dr. David Kessler, who helped speed the development and approval of AIDS drugs in the 1990s, will become the top science official for the initiative the Trump administration had called Operation Warp Speed.

Biden Picks Former F.D.A. Chief Kessler to Lead U.S. Vaccine Efforts

Dr. David Kessler, who helped speed the development and approval of AIDS drugs in the 1990s, will become the top science official for the initiative the Trump administration had called Operation Warp Speed.

F.D.A. Clears Moderna’s Covid Vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration authorized a second coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, clearing the way for millions more Americans to be immunized next week.

Vacuna de Moderna contra el coronavirus: lo que necesitas saber

La revisión positiva probablemente asegure que la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA, por su sigla en inglés) concederá esta semana la autorización de emergencia para una segunda vacuna contra el coronavirus para millones de estadounidenses.

Vacuna de Moderna contra el coronavirus: lo que necesitas saber

La revisión positiva probablemente asegure que la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA, por su sigla en inglés) concederá esta semana la autorización de emergencia para una segunda vacuna contra el coronavirus para millones de estadounidenses.

U.S. and Pfizer Are Negotiating Deal for More Vaccine Doses Next Year

The Trump administration is discussing helping the drug maker get the raw materials it would need to produce tens of millions of extra doses of its Covid-19 vaccine in the spring.

La vacuna de Moderna tiene altos índices de protección contra el coronavirus. ¿Cómo es distinta de la vacuna de Pfizer-BioNTech?

La revisión positiva probablemente asegure que la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA, por su sigla en inglés) concederá esta semana la autorización de emergencia para una segunda vacuna contra el coronavirus para millones de estadounidenses.

Covid Meds Are Scarce, but Not for Trump Cronies

Rudy Giuliani got monoclonal antibodies. You probably can’t.

Covid Meds Are Scarce, but Not for Trump Cronies

Rudy Giuliani got monoclonal antibodies. You probably can’t.

Trump and Friends Got Coronavirus Care Many Others Couldn’t

Rudolph W. Giuliani became the latest in President Trump’s inner circle to boast about the treatment he received for Covid-19, as hospitals across the country ration care.

Trump and Friends Got Coronavirus Care Many Others Couldn’t

Rudolph W. Giuliani became the latest in President Trump’s inner circle to boast about the treatment he received for Covid-19, as hospitals across the country ration care.

Biden Promises 100 Million Vaccine Shots in 100 Days, but Shortage Worries Rise

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s promise to shift the course of the pandemic in his first 100 days in office could run into vaccine production and procurement problems he will inherit.

Biden Promises 100 Million Vaccine Shots in 100 Days, but Shortage Worries Rise

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s promise to shift the course of the pandemic in his first 100 days in office could run into vaccine production and procurement problems he will inherit.

China Poised to Be First to Distribute Virus Vaccine in Latin America, U.S. Official Says

China, which has been expanding its presence in the region, is likely to beat the United States in its own backyard with vaccine diplomacy as Washington looks “at taking care of the U.S. first.”

Military’s Role in Vaccine to Be Strictly Behind the Scenes

While no troops will be administering shots or dropping off doses, scores of Defense Department employees are involved in the effort.

Politics, Science and the Remarkable Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine

The furious race to develop a coronavirus vaccine played out against a presidential election, between a pharmaceutical giant and a biotech upstart, with the stakes as high as they could get.

Política, ciencia y la carrera vertiginosa para encontrar una vacuna contra el coronavirus

El desarrollo veloz de una vacuna contra la COVID-19 sucedió durante una elección presidencial y entre un gigante farmacéutico y una pequeña empresa recién llegada de la biotecnología. Las apuestas eran muy altas.