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May 12 2022
One of the most popular claims was that the newly released documents showed how Pfizer had lied about the vaccine being safe during pregnancy and for breastfeeding mothers. This claim was based on a screenshot that social media users falsely claimed came from the new documents. In reality, this screenshot shows a portion of a page published by Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare ProductsSnopes
Nov 23 2015
Pfizer Inc. and Allergan PLC said Monday that they would merge in a so-called inversion deal worth up to about $155 billion that would create the world’s biggest drug maker by sales.Wall Street Journal (News)
Nov 23 2015
The deal will create the world's largest drugmaker.Washington Post
Apr 14 2022
A booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine raised antibody levels in children ages 5 to 11, the company said Thursday.
The additional shot, given six months after the two-dose primary series, led to a sixfold increase in antibodies against the original strain of the coronavirus.
The clinical trial of the booster shot included 140 children ages 5 through 11. In aNBC News (Online)
Jan 03 2022
On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the use of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for children as young as 12. The booster had already been approved for everyone 16 and older.
The move comes as child hospitalizations reportedly rise due to the Omicron variant, and as classes restart after the holidays. The CDC is expected to rule on this expansionWall Street Journal (News) CNN (Online News) Fox News (Online News)
Dec 08 2021
Pfizer and BioNTech said Wednesday that while the original two doses of their COVID-19 vaccine were less effective against the Omicron variant, a third booster dose brought protection back to previous levels.
The announcement was based on preliminary data that had not been peer reviewed or published. “Although two doses of the vaccine may still offer protection against severe diseaseThe Epoch Times New York Times (News) STAT
Nov 16 2021
Pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced Tuesday that it would allow generic drug companies around the world to produce its COVID-19 antiviral pill by granting a royalty-free license to Medicines Patent Pool, a U.N.-backed nonprofit.
Merck made a similar arrangement for its COVID-19 pill last month. Pfizer also formally asked the FDA to grant emergency use authorization for its pill.The Daily Wire Associated Press New York Times (News)
Nov 02 2021
On Tuesday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky officially recommended Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for the approximately 28 million U.S. children ages 5-11.
A group of advisers to the CDC had voted unanimously earlier Tuesday to recommend the shots, which would be roughly one-third the size of Pfizer's adult vaccine. The Biden administration hasNew York Post (News) Associated Press CNN (Online News)
Oct 29 2021
The Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorization Friday for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, making it the first COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the U.S for young kids.
An FDA advisory panel voted 17-0 with one abstention Tuesday to recommend the vaccine for kids; it is roughly one-third the dose of the vaccine used for people ages 12 and up.Associated Press The Epoch Times CNN (Online News)
Oct 27 2021
On Wednesday, an independent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel recommended the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. The children would receive one-third the amount of active ingredient compared to adults, and they would receive a second dose 21 days or more after the first shot.
The vote is a key step towards providing the vaccine for young kids, but theNPR (Online News) CBS News (Online) Washington Examiner