AstraZeneca and Oxford defend Covid vaccine trials after questions raised in the U.S.

Former pharmaceutical executives in the U.S. raised questions this week over the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine candidate, whose developers calculated its combined results as 70% effective based on phase three trial data released Monday. “We believe that this product will never be licensed in the U.S.,” one group of critical U.S.-based analysts wrote this week. An AstraZeneca spokesperson stressed that more data […]

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AstraZeneca admits the best results in its COVID-19 vaccine study came from a dosing error, and experts are raising new questions about the shot

AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford are facing criticism over their COVID-19 vaccine trial results after admitting a mistake in the vaccine dosage. During the trial, some patients got two full doses of the vaccine, whilst others had a half-dose in their first shot, followed by a full dose. An AstraZeneca executive on Wednesday described the "mistake" as "serendipity": The […]

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THE RISE OF GENETIC TESTING IN HEALTHCARE: How leading genetic testing companies like Ancestry and 23andMe are carving into healthcare with the promise to fuel more personalized care

Insider Intelligence publishes thousands of research reports, charts, and forecasts on the Digital Health industry. You can learn more about becoming a client here. The following is a preview of one Digital Health report, The Genetic Testing in Healthcare Report. You can purchase this report here. Since the first human genome was sequenced in 2003, the genetic testing market has […]

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European Shares Retreat As Brexit, Covid-19 Worries Weigh

European stocks fell on Thursday, with concerns over surging Covid-19 cases and a stalemate over a post-Brexit trade deal weighing on sentiment. The World Health Organization said that Europe made up almost half of the world’s four million new coronavirus cases last week, with Austria seeing a 30 percent increase in new cases compared to last week. Media reports suggested […]

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Asian Markets Mostly Lower

Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Thursday following the overnight losses on Wall Street, as concerns about new lockdowns and restrictions following the recent surge in coronavirus cases across the world offset upbeat news regarding the coronavirus vaccine candidate being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. Daily coronavirus cases hit fresh highs in Japan and South Korea on Wednesday, while […]

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Neiman Marcus' holiday perks are very 2020: Santa delivers curbside and virtual gift advisors send champagne

The luxury department store chain Neiman Marcus, fresh out of bankruptcy, is using curbside Santa deliveries and virtual gift advisors to try to reach more customers this holiday season. Neiman Marcus CEO Geoffroy van Raemdonck said, "This year, I feel that people are living a new holiday experience … and so getting that extra support to find something magical is […]

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Price comparison sites used by millions to save money on motors and energy bills

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Critics say aggregator sites encourage customers to buy on price rather than quality, while high commission charges make them expensive. Last week COMPARETHEMARKET.com was fined £17.9million by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which accused it of […]

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‘Transplant’ & ‘Turbo Kid’ Star Laurence Leboeuf Signs With Gilbertson Entertainment

EXCLUSIVE: Canadian actress Laurence Leboeuf, who is currently starring in NBC’s ER drama Transplant, has signed with Gordon Gilbertson and Michael Borden at management firm Gilbertson Entertainment. The Montreal native plays series regular Magalie Leblanc in Transplant, about an ER doctor who fled his native Syria to come to Canada and overcome numerous obstacles to resume a career. She is […]

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