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FDA Weighs Virtual Drug Factory Inspections to Clear Backlog

For the past year the pandemic has brought a halt to in-person inspections of many pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities around the world. With a backlog of more than 1,000 audits to clear, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is facing pressure to embrace something it’s long eschewed: virtual inspections of foreign drug plants.

J&J Blood-Clot Pause Done to Educate Doctors, Monitor Cases (1)

U.S. health officials urged a pause on the use of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine due to dangerous blood-clotting to give them time to educate doctors on how to treat the exceedingly rare disorder and to “look in all the nooks and crannies” for other cases.

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Covid-19 Vaccine: Can Your Employer Make You Take It?

As the Covid-19 vaccines roll out, first to frontline workers and the elderly, then to the general public, employers are making plans to return to their offices. How quickly they succeed will likely depend on how many of their employees get vaccinated.

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