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Pfizer quarterly sales surge to record high, driven by Covid vaccine and antiviral treatment Paxlovid

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment pill Paxlovid is seen in boxes, at Misericordia hospital in Grosseto, Italy, February 8, 2022. Jennifer Lorenzini | Reuters Pfizer’s second-quarter revenue and profit beat Wall Street expectations, driven by sales of its Covid-19 vaccine and its antiviral treatment Paxlovid. Pfizer booked $27.7 billion in revenue, a 47% increase over the […]

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FDA Grants Emergency Authorization For COVID Vaccines For US Kids Under 5

The US Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization Friday for the use of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in the youngest children, the final age group awaiting immunization in most countries.   The agency, whose approval is considered the global gold standard, authorized Moderna’s two-dose vaccine for children aged six months to five years, […]

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FDA authorizes Pfizer and Moderna’s Covid vaccines for children as young as 6 months

Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. Dado Ruvic | Reuters The Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized Moderna’s and Pfizer’s Covid-19 shots for children as young as 6 months old, which makes nearly every person in the U.S. now eligible […]

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Expert Panel Unanimously Endorses COVID Vaccines For American Children Under 5

A panel of experts convened by the US Food and Drug Administration unanimously recommended COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday for children under five, the final age group awaiting immunization in most countries.   ​Formal authorizations for Moderna and Pfizer should follow soon, with the first shots in arms expected early next week, just over a year-and-a-half after […]

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Canada authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 booster for 16- and 17-year-olds | CBC News

Canada on Wednesday authorized a single booster shot of Pfizer and partner BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for 16- and 17-year-olds. Regulator Health Canada had cleared an extra dose of the vaccine for people 18 and older in November last year. The booster is meant to be administered six months after the primary two-dose series. The decision […]

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CDC recommends Pfizer booster shot for kids ages 5 to 11 as Covid cases rise across the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday recommended a Pfizer Covid booster shot for children ages 5 to 11 at least five months after their primary vaccination series, as infections rise across the country and immunity from the first two doses wanes off. The CDC’s panel of independent vaccine experts voted overwhelmingly in […]

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FDA authorizes Pfizer Covid booster dose for kids ages 5 to 11 years old

A vaccinator draws a Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pediatric vaccine in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, U.S., December 5, 2021. Hannah Beier | Reuters The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized a Pfizer booster dose for children ages 5 through 11 years old at least five months after they complete their two-dose primary series. Dr. Peter Marks, […]

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Pfizer deal will help expand reach of migraine pill Nurtec, Biohaven CEO says

Pfizer’s purchase of migraine medication maker Biohaven Pharmaceutical represents a commitment to expand the reach of its calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) franchise, CEO Vlad Coric told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Tuesday. “There are still over 300,000 physicians in the U.S who write for the older triptans and have not yet written for one oral CGRP,” […]

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Paxlovid prescriptions to treat Covid increased tenfold in U.S. since late February, Pfizer says

Paxlovid, a Pfizer’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pill, is seen manufactured in Ascoli, Italy, in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters on November 16, 2021. Pfizer | Handout | via Reuters Pfizer on Tuesday said prescriptions for its oral antiviral to treat Covid-19 have increased nearly tenfold in the U.S. since late February, as more […]

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Pfizer reports combined sales of $15 billion for Covid vaccine and antiviral treatment in first quarter

Albert Bourla, chief executive officer of Pfizer pharmaceutical company, arrives to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Drew Angerer | Getty Images Pfizer beat on its top and bottom line in its first quarter earnings report after booking strong sales of its Covid vaccine and oral antiviral treatment. The pharmaceutical giant’s […]