U.S. lawsuit accusing companies of fuelling opioid crisis may be settled for $26 billion

The yearslong effort by state and local governments in the U.S. to force the pharmaceutical industry to help pay to fix a nationwide opioid addiction and overdose crisis took a … Read More

Ontario researchers find how some COVID-19 vaccines can trigger blood clots

A team of researchers from McMaster University has mapped out how certain COVID-19 vaccines can trigger a rare but sometimes fatal blood clotting reaction in some recipients. The findings, published … Read More

Canada to keep holding back J&J COVID-19 vaccines until U.S. lab probe is complete

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 21, 2021 8:48 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada’s plans to use the … Read More

Canadian doctors, Ryan Reynolds and other celebs team up to tackle vaccine hesitancy

Doctors and other front-line professionals, backed by Canadian celebrities, have banded together to get accurate vaccine information to those most at risk of contracting COVID-19. Read more: Have a vaccine … Read More

Johnson & Johnson says batch of COVID-19 vaccines failed quality check

A batch of Johnson & Johnson‘s COVID-19 vaccine failed quality standards and can’t be used, the drug giant said late Wednesday. The drugmaker didn’t say how many doses were lost, … Read More

Canada approves Johnson & Johnson’s 1-shot COVID-19 vaccine

Health Canada has approved Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, officials announced Friday. The vaccine adds to Canada’s growing arsenal, becoming the fourth official shot to get Health Canada’s seal … Read More

Canada to announce approval of Johnson & Johnson’s 1-shot COVID-19 vaccine

Canada is set to announce it has approved Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, Global News has confirmed. The vaccine adds to Canada’s growing arsenal, becoming the fourth … Read More

Canada received ‘last piece’ of manufacturing data for Johnson & Johnson vaccine: Sharma

Canada has received the “last piece” of manufacturing data needed to decide whether to approve the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, Health Canada’s chief medical adviser says. In an interview … Read More

AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines — where is Canada at on approvals?

Canadian officials continue to be vague on the potential approvals of two additional COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccines by AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson are among those still awaiting a green light … Read More

Johnson & Johnson says coronavirus vaccine data expected next week

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday said it expected to report eagerly-awaited data on its COVID-19 vaccine early next week, and that it would be able to meet the delivery target … Read More

Canada has approved 2 coronavirus vaccines. How are other candidates progressing?

With the approval of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine Wednesday, Canada now has two shots to combat the pandemic — with enough doses on order to inoculate every Canadian by next fall. … Read More

Johnson & Johnson expects to release late-stage coronavirus vaccine data in January

Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that late-stage clinical trials for its coronavirus vaccine are now fully enrolled, and expects to release initial data on the shot’s effectiveness by the end … Read More

AstraZeneca resumes U.S. coronavirus vaccine trial, Johnson & Johnson to follow

AstraZeneca has resumed the U.S. trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine after approval by regulators, and Johnson & Johnson is preparing to resume its trial on Monday or Tuesday, the … Read More

Johnson & Johnson pauses coronavirus vaccine trials after ‘unexplained illness’

Johnson & Johnson has temporarily paused its clinical trials for a potential novel coronavirus vaccine after an “unexplained illness” in a study participant, the company said Monday. In a statement … Read More

Johnson & Johnson to pull baby powder from Canada, U.S. due to dropping demand

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced it would stop selling its talc Baby Powder in the United States and Canada, saying demand had dropped in the wake of what it … Read More

Race for coronavirus vaccine draws billions of dollars worldwide, with focus on speed

In the race to develop a vaccine to end the COVID-19 pandemic, governments, charities and Big Pharma firms are sinking billions of dollars into bets with extraordinarily low odds of … Read More