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News | Health & Science: Regeneron requests emergency use approval for antibody treatment taken by Trump; stock rises 4% in premarket

  Holly Ellyatt 2 minutes - Source: CNBC Regeneron ’s stock price rose over 4% in premarket trading Thursday after the company submitted an “emergency use authorization” request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Covid-19 antibody treatment. Its REGN-COV2 monoclonal antibody coronavirus therapy is what President Donald Trump took last week after being diagnosed with Covid-19. He has since described it as a “cure”  even though there’s no such scientific proof.  The biotech company published a statement  Wednesday noting that “if an EUA is granted the  government has committed to making these doses available to the American people at no cost and would be responsible for their distribution.” At this time, there are doses available for approximately 50,000 patients, Regeneron said, “and we expect to have doses available for 300,000 patients in total within the next few months.” REGN-COV2 is a combination of two monocl

Health & Science: Trump backs off flavored vape ban he once touted

Josh Dawsey 8-10 minutos - Source: The Washington Post One last thing was needed: Trump’s sign-off. But on Nov. 4, the night before a planned morning news conference, the president balked. Briefed on a flight to a Lexington, Ky., campaign rally, he refused to sign the one-page “decision memo,” saying he didn’t want to move forward with a ban he had once backed, primarily at his wife’s and daughter’s urging, because he feared it would lead to job losses, said a Trump adviser who spoke on the condition of anonymity to reveal internal deliberations. As he had done so many times before, Trump reversed course — this time on a plan to address a major public health problem because of worries that apoplectic vape shop owners and their customers might hurt his reelection prospects, said White House and campaign officials. He also believed job losses tied to the ban would cost him as he sought to trumpet economic growth. It was the latest examp

Health & Science: Walgreens to test drone delivery service with FedEx and Alphabet's Wing

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Jasmine Wu 3-4 minutes - Source CNBC A pedestrian passes in front of a Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. store in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Christopher Lee | Bloomberg | Getty Images Walgreens  is testing a new on-demand delivery service with FedEx and Alphabet ’s drone delivery service Wing, beginning next month, the company announced Thursday. The pilot program will deliver food and beverage, over-the-counter medications and other items within minutes, the company said. Prescription deliveries will not be available. “Walgreens continues to explore partnerships to transform and modernize our customer experience and we are proud to be the first retailer in the U.S. to offer an on-demand commercial drone delivery option with Wing,” said chief innovation officer Vish Sankaran. He said the company wants to provide customers the products they “need wherever, whenever and however they may want them.” Wa