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Baltimore vaccine plant’s troubles ripple across 3 continents

Quality-control problems at a Baltimore plant manufacturing Covid-19 vaccines have led health officials on three continents to pause the distribution of millions of Johnson & Johnson doses, as the troubles of a politically connected U.S. contractor ripple across the world.

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FDA set to authorize Pfizer vaccine for adolescents by early next week

The U.S. vaccination campaign will soon expand to millions more people, but public health experts say the move raises complicated questions about supply and access.
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Pressure mounts to lift patent protections on coronavirus vaccines

President Biden and drugmakers are facing demands from liberal activists and global leaders to suspend intellectual property rights on the vaccines as the pandemic surges.
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Plastics and toxic chemicals are killing fish — and poisoning us

Plastic, pesticides and other toxic substances are devastating the world’s fish and marine animals, according to a report released Tuesday.
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Charles Piller: Joe Biden made a promise to scientists. He can still keep it

Researchers who receive federal help consistently fail to report their results to the public. The government should hold them accountable.
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Researchers are hatching a low-cost COVID-19 vaccine

A new formulation entering clinical trials in Brazil, Mexico, Thailand and Vietnam could change how the world fights the pandemic.
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Svalbard study finds high levels of pharmaceuticals in marine life

Scientists in Svalbard seeking to understand the environmental impact of releasing wastewater directly into the ocean have found surprisingly high levels of pharmaceuticals in crustaceans there.

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The coronavirus is plotting a comeback. Here's our chance to stop it for good

Many scientists are expecting another rise in infections. But this time the surge will be blunted by vaccines and, hopefully, widespread caution. By summer, Americans may be looking at a return to normal life.
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Who will be the next F.D.A. chief?

Two leading contenders generate wider debate about the leadership needed to restore morale and scientific integrity to an agency battered by the politicized Trump administration.
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Got your COVID-19 vaccine? Thank a horseshoe crab

The biotech blitz to stop the spread of the coronavirus has conservationists worried about a little-known front-line worker: the horseshoe crab.
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Vermont's new solid waste rules don’t solve the sludge problem

The new rules require testing soil, groundwater, and the septage or biosolid material being applied to the land for the presence of PFAS, ‘forever’ chemicals.
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Marine toxicologists call for chemical monitoring to be expanded on Great Barrier Reef

Marine toxicologists call for expanded testing of pharmaceuticals, as well as thousands of mystery chemicals, after a report cites "staggering" levels of contamination on the Great Barrier Reef.
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These oceanographers want to turn marine slime into drugs

A California team will use a robotic vehicle to study tiny seafloor creatures, hoping they might yield new compounds to fight viruses and cancer.
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Plant and fungi loss threatens access to painkillers and anticancer drugs

Rooted in the rich world of plants and fungi are many of the world's most sought-after medications.

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Regeneron asks F.D.A. for emergency approval for drug that Trump claimed cured him

The company said that doses of the unproven treatment would be available for 50,000 patients. It’s impossible to know whether it helped the president.
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