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Pfizer to start pilot delivery program for its COVID-19 vaccine in four U.S. states

Pfizer to start pilot delivery program for its COVID-19 vaccine in four U.S. states

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 16th, 2020
Pfizer Inc PFE.N has launched a pilot delivery program for its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in four U.S. states, as the U.S. drugmaker seeks to address distribution challenges facing its ultra-cold storage requirements.
BioNTech hopes COVID-19 vaccine will immunize for at least a year

BioNTech hopes COVID-19 vaccine will immunize for at least a year

By: Ludwig Burger, Patricia Weiss
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 9th, 2020
BioNTech's BNTX.O co-founder and chief executive said he was optimistic that the protective effect of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, co-developed with Pfizer PFE.N, would last for at least a year.
Instant view: Pfizer, BioNTech say their COVID-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective

Instant view: Pfizer, BioNTech say their COVID-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 9th, 2020
Pfizer Inc PFE.N said on Monday its experimental vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 based on initial data from a large study, a major victory in the fight against the pandemic.
CVS to hire 15,000 workers ahead of flu season, COVID-19 vaccines

CVS to hire 15,000 workers ahead of flu season, COVID-19 vaccines

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 19th, 2020
U.S. pharmacy chain CVS Health Corp on Monday said it will hire 15,000 employees in the fourth quarter of this year as the onset of winter could fuel a resurgence in the spread of COVID-19 and flu cases.
Pfizer says late-stage coronavirus vaccine study shows moderate side effects

Pfizer says late-stage coronavirus vaccine study shows moderate side effects

By: Manas Mishra
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 15th, 2020
Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday participants were showing mild-to-moderate side effects when given either the company’s experimental coronavirus vaccine or a placebo in an ongoing late-stage study.
Why GNC filed for bankruptcy protection despite vitamin sales boom

Why GNC filed for bankruptcy protection despite vitamin sales boom

By: Shawn Baldwin
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: September 17th, 2020
From New England to Southern California, chances are if you ever needed a potassium boost, there was a GNC at a nearby mall. But the company that urged Americans to “Live Well” has fallen on tough times. In June, GNC filed for protection from creditors in bankruptcy court, with plans to close about 1,000 locations — more than 10% of its global footprint.
Covid-19 Vaccine Race Turns Deep Freezers Into a Hot Commodity - WSJ

Covid-19 Vaccine Race Turns Deep Freezers Into a Hot Commodity

By: Jared S. Hopkins
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: September 4th, 2020
Drug, logistics and public-health officials assemble a cold-storage supply chain as experimental vaccines approach the end of late-stage testing.
U.S. scraps Philips ventilator order in 2020 earnings blow

U.S. scraps Philips ventilator order in 2020 earnings blow

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: August 31st, 2020
Philips (PHG.AS) said the U.S. Department of Health had cancelled most of an order for 43,000 ventilators, leading the Dutch medical equipment maker to cut its 2020 earnings outlook.
GSK, partner Vir join race to find COVID-19 antibody treatment

GSK, partner Vir join race to find COVID-19 antibody treatment

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: August 31st, 2020
GlaxoSmithKline and partner Vir Biotechnology have started testing their experimental antibody on early-stage COVID-19 patients, entering the race to find a winner in a promising class of antiviral drugs to combat the pandemic.
Centene and Quartet Health expand partnership nationwide to help ensure members have access to critical behavioral health care during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

Centene and Quartet Health expand partnership nationwide to help ensure members have access to critical behavioral health care during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

By: Centene
Source: Centene
Date of Publication: July 16th, 2020
Centene Corporation and Quartet Health announced a nationwide expansion of their existing partnership to help members quickly and easily access the behavioral health care they need.