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Transparency by drug companies, scrutiny by journalists, vital in vaccine news

Pfizer’s chairman and CEO proclaimed in a Pfizer company news release: “Today is a great day for science and humanity.” In that PR news release – but only in that format – Pfizer announced early results of “a vaccine efficacy rate above 90%, at 7 days after the second dose.” That’s about all we know… Read More »

Moderna, Pfizer join the popular crowd, catapulting into the top 10 of America’s favorite companies

Americans love their vaccine makers. Cases in point? Moderna and Pfizer leapt into the top 10 best-regarded companies in the U.S. in the annual Axios Harris 100 survey. They’re the first biopharma companies to crack the top 10 in the ranking’s 20-year history. Johnson & Johnson, which counts pharma as one of its three divisions, has landed in the… Read More »

Pharmaceutical companies warn Biden patent waiver would hurt COVID-19 vaccine production

The pharmaceutical industry is arguing that President Joe Biden’s decision to back a waiver for COVID-19 vaccine patent protections will undermine innovation and shrink the already-strained supply chain. “It’s an empty promise. … It’s not going to lead to more shots in arms. In fact, it’s likely to make the situation worse because patents aren’t… Read More »

Investors are missing out on black founders with great companies, says Incredible Health CEO

Incredible Health’s founders Iman Abuzeid and Rome Portlock. Source: Nico Zurcher When Iman Abuzeid was raising her last round of financing, she stepped into a Silicon Valley venture firm in business casual attire and was immediately mistaken for a Postmates delivery driver.  Abuzeid, who trained as a physician before enrolling in a business degree in… Read More »