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Drugmakers Hunt for One Vaccine to Target All Covid Variants

Scientists fear the omicron shots coming this fall won’t be much better at keeping people from getting Covid-19 than what’s come before. That’s pushing drugmakers to start working on next-generation vaccines that don’t have to be updated that often, if at all.

Walgreens Liable for Opioid-Fueled Nuisance in San Francisco

Walgreen Co. pharmacies in San Francisco dispensed “hundreds of thousands of red flag opioid prescriptions,” many of which were diverted for illicit use and contributed to the opioid epidemic in the city, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Novo Turning to New Factories to Boost Supply of Obesity Drug

Two more factories will begin producing Novo Nordisk A/S’s obesity medication Wegovy next year after manufacturing issues and high demand left the drug in short supply, Chief Executive Officer Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen said in an interview Wednesday.

Extending Health Subsidies Averts Premium Hikes, Risks Inflation

Expanding Obamacare subsidies under the Inflation Reduction Act will prevent premiums from rising more than 50% on average for 13 million people, but they also are likely to lead to more health-care inflation and fewer small businesses offering health insurance, according to health-care analysts.

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

As employers are making plans to return to their workplaces. How quickly they succeed will likely depend on how many of their employees get vaccinated.

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