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Recon: NYT says Abbott destroyed COVID tests when sales dwindled; Woodcock out of running for FDA commissioner?

Posted 20 August 2021 | By Kari Oakes 

Recon: NYT says Abbott destroyed COVID tests when sales dwindled; Woodcock out of running for FDA commissioner?

Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.
In Focus: US
  • Maker of Popular Covid Test Told Factory to Destroy Inventory (NYT)
  • Acting FDA Chief Janet Woodcock Ruled Out as Biden Nominee (Bloomberg)
  • Child Covid-19 hospitalizations soar, filling pediatric wings, data show (NBC)
  • White House: More than one million vaccine doses administered in past 24 hours (The Hill)
  • Three senators announce positive COVID-19 tests in single day (The Hill)
  • That $56,000 Drug? Blame Medicare. (NYT)
  • House Democrats press insulin manufacturers for lower prices (The Hill)
In Focus: International
  • WHO: Call for experts to join Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (WHO)
  • 'Moderna Of China' Gets $700m Injection As Investors Bet Big On Domestic mRNA Vaccines (Scrip)
  • Dealmaking and bispecifics cut trail to IPO for Y-Biologics (Biocentury)
  • UK approves rollout of ‘first of its kind’ Covid antibody treatment (MHRA) (Guardian) (BioPharma Reporter)
Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Moderna secures extended vaccine supply with Canada, sees regulatory advances (Biopharma Reporter)
  • AstraZeneca to seek regulatory approval for COVID-19 prevention antibody (Biopharma Reporter) (Fierce) (Endpoints)
  • Fauci says U.S. is expanding Covid vaccine manufacturing to donate more doses to the world (CNBC)
  • USP Expands Global COVID-19 Response to Tackle Substandard & Falsified Vaccines (USP)
  • J&J seeks nod for COVID-19 vaccine trial in Indian adolescents (Reuters)
Pharma & Biotech
  • J&J veteran Joaquin Duato to take over as chief executive (FT) (Biocentury)
  • Moderna is Launching Trials of Two mRNA Vaccines Against HIV (FDA News)
  • NICE Recommends First Treatment for Rare Blood Disorder (Rare Daily)
  • We asked our biopharma readers about their company's policies on vaccine mandates. Feelings are running strong (Endpoints)
  • More Than Advisers: Survey Shows FDA Advisory Committee Members Want More Power (FDA News)
  • After company protest, FDA agrees to review controversial drug to prevent premature birth (STAT)
  • Beckley raises $80 million for psychedelic drugs (C&EN)
  • Vigil Raises $90 Million to Advance Pipeline to Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases (Rare Daily)
  • EC nod for Astellas, FibroGen’s roxadustat for chronic kidney disease (PharmaTimes)
  • Fate's closely watched stem cell-derived NK program raises red flag over durability of response (Endpoints)
  • AstraZeneca's Alexion halts ALS trial on lack of efficacy (Reuters)
  • Despite upbeat tones from analysts, Fate Therapeutics' stock drops on blood cancer readout (Fierce)
  • Lilly separates a neuroscience research group (C&EN)
  • FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Senhwa’s Silmitasertib to Treat Recurrent SHH Medulloblastoma (Rare Daily)
  • EC approves BMS cell therapy for multiple myeloma (PMLive)
  • UK’s NICE to revamp its processes to make access to medicines “fairer” (PMLive)
  • A new technology, based on a quirk of evolutionary biology, may be the next big thing for CRISPR (STAT)
  • Atopic dermatitis: an expanding therapeutic pipeline for a complex disease (Nature Reviews Drug Discovery)
  • Akili strikes $37.5M licensing deal for another game-based treatment (MedCity News)
  • Cardinal Health Recalls Argyle UVC Insertion Tray Due to Missing Instructions for Use for the Safety Scalpel N11 (FDA)
  • 3D-Printable Biomaterial Takes Shape for Tissue Scaffolds (MD+DI)
Government, Regulatory & Legal
  • NY Decries 'Brazen Gaslighting' By Endo's Opioid Attys (Law360)
  • Biotech co-founder settles accusations of faked research data (Fierce)
  • Judge Urges Attention to Individual Stories in Purdue Ch. 11 (Law360)
  • States Scurry Ahead of Saturday’s $26 Billion Opioid Settlement Deadline (FDA News)
  • E.D. Pa. Judge Dismisses All Claims in Sloppy IVC Filter Complaint (Drug & Device Law)
  • AbbVie, Janssen Win IP Fight Over Cancer Drug Imbruvica (Law360)
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