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White House ‘Assured’ Vaccine Supply Won’t Be Interrupted By Johnson & Johnson Factory Debacle

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday the Biden administration had been “assured” by Johnson & Johnson that a recent mishap at a Baltimore, Maryland, plant wouldn’t affect COVID-19 vaccine supply. A “human error” several weeks ago at a Baltimore facility producing the pharmaceutical company’s vaccine spoiled roughly 15 million doses, the company confirmed…

Factory Mixup Ruins 15 Million Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus Vaccines

Workers at a Baltimore plant responsible for producing two separate coronavirus vaccines mistakenly mixed up their respective ingredients, ruining approximately 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine and pausing all production at the plant, the company confirmed Wednesday. The facility, run by Emergent BioSolutions, had partnered with both Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca to…

Biden Says US Now On Track To Have Vaccines For Every Adult By End...

March 02, 2021 5:26 PM ET President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that the country is on track to have vaccines for every adult by the end of May 2021. Biden’s announcement comes just after the administration brokered a deal between Johnson & Johnson and Merck, two pharmaceutical giants, in an effort to ramp up production…

FDA Panel Votes To Recommend Johnson & Johnson’s Coronavirus Vaccine For Emergency Authorization

The Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory panel voted 22-0 Friday evening to recommend Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency approval, clearing the way for its authorization, distribution and administration nationwide. The vote followed hours of the panel live-streaming its process of scouring over data from the pharmaceutical company in order to reaffirm that…

Johnson & Johnson Pauses Vaccine Trial After ‘Unexplained Illness’ Strikes Participant

October 12, 2020 10:06 PM ET Johnson & Johnson announced Monday they are suspending their coronavirus vaccine trial after a participant came down with a mystery illness. “There is no greater priority than the safety and well being of the people we serve every day around the world,” Johnson & Johnson said in a statement.…

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $8 Billion to Man Who Grew Breasts

AP Photo/Mel Evans, File Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $8 billion to a man who grew breasts after taking the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, the company having failed to warn him about the side effects. The Philadelphia jury ruled Tuesday that the man claimed the drug company did not give him fair warning that…

How Johnson & Johnson Helped Spread The Opioid Epidemic For Profit

September 05, 2019 4:45 PM ET An Oklahoma judge ruled in August that Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest manufacturers of opioids in the United States, would pay the state of Oklahoma $572 million for its role in exacerbating the opioid crisis. The decision in Oklahoma represents the first successful lawsuit against a pharmaceutical…
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