Brazil OKs Fourth COVID-19 Vaccine, But Knocks Back Bharat Biotech
Regulator Evaluating New Application For Sputnik V
Janssen’s Ad26.COV2-S is the latest COVID-19 vaccine to be authorized for emergency use in Brazil. The country’s drugs agency has also received an emergency use request from Lilly for its monoclonal antibody combination, banlanivimab and etesevimab, for treating COVID-19.
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In addition to agreeing to emergency use of the Oxford University/Astra Zeneca and Sinovac vaccines, Brazil's medicines regulator has also published good manufacturing practices certificates for Pfizer and Janssen vaccine. It has questions about the Sputnik V authorization request.
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The AZ vaccine is now under EU scrutiny over capillary leak syndrome, while Valneva has reported positive results with its product. The global COVAX initiative has delivered more than 38 million doses of vaccines to over a hundred countries.
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