Coronavirus Notebook: Moderna’s New Boosters More Effective Against Omicron BA.4/BA.5, Inotrem Reports Good Results For Nangibotide In Severe COVID-19
The European Medicines Agency has recommended updating the vaccine product information to include heavy menstrual bleeding with both Spikevax and Comirnaty, and urticaria with Spikevax. The World Health Organization says that the Omicron BA.5 strain and all its descendent lineages continue to be dominant at global level.
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A rolling review of an adapted version of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine Spikevax aimed at variants of SARS-CoV-2 has begun at the European Medicines Agency. The EMA has also given an update on its latest vaccine safety reviews, including reports of heavy menstrual bleeding with Spikevax and Comirnaty.
A group of EU member states has written to the European Commission saying that an exclusivity voucher scheme intended to stimulate R&D into new antimicrobials will stifle innovation by competitor companies and push up costs for national health systems.
As Europe’s health emergency body HERA approaches its first anniversary, an unprecedented range of stakeholders including industry bodies will be meeting in December to discuss HERA’s achievements, while a separate event will showcase the next generation of vaccines for COVID-19 and other infections.