Tobacco giant Philip Morris International is in the mood to diversify.   Not into new e-cigarette brands but into the acquisition of drug delivery companies—including some that treat smoking-related illnesses.   The Quote: “It’s like someone breaking your…

While COVID-19 long-haulers have been the squeaky wheel that brought attention to the condition, many now feel failed by sub-par research and dismissed by researchers who’ve angled their approach toward their own specialties, writes Ed Yong in the Atlantic.  

A federal bankruptcy judge has conditionally greenlit a $10 billion settlement that dissolves Purdue Pharma and shield the disgraced Sackler family from further lawsuits related to the opioid crisis, PBS NewsHour reports.  

Feed store clerks began realizing that customers clamoring to buy horse dewormer had an off-label use in mind: as a COVID-19 home remedy. 

A US CDC panel tapped the brakes yesterday on a mass COVID-19 vaccine booster rollout, saying the evidence of waning vaccine effectiveness isn’t sufficiently robust,

The decades-long search for an HIV vaccine hit another roadblock this morning as Johnson & Johnson announced its vaccine failed to prevent infection in 2,600 women in southern Africa who were at high risk of infection, 

Nearly 18 months into the pandemic, the tiny island nation of Tonga still enjoys an extraordinary status: zero reported COVID-19 cases. The country, population 105,000, is one of 6 Pacific Island nations that are still COVID-free, according to official numbers. As a…

Early in the pandemic, there were dire predictions about a tidal wave of COVID cases hitting sub-Saharan African, overwhelming already struggling health systems. For much of the pandemic, those terrifying predictions didn’t materialize, perplexing researchers. But a year…

Malaysia’s registration of the world’s first affordable, effective drug for hepatitis C puts treatment within reach for millions around the world at risk for the stealthy, tough-to-diagnose “silent killer.” There is no vaccine for the disease, which can lead to cirrhosis…

In Indonesia—the new epicenter of the pandemic—children are making up a ballooning share of COVID-19 cases and deaths, challenging the notion that the coronavirus poses little risk to kids.   With ICUs already packed with adults, pediatricians are shattered by the sub-par…