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regeneron sept30 Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced positive first data from a descriptive analysis of a seamless Phase 1/2/3 trial of its investigational antibody cocktail REGN-COV2 in COVID-19 patients. REGN-COV2 rapidly reduced viral load and associated symptoms in infected COVID-19 patients. The company said it plans rapidly to discuss results with regulatory authorities.

drinkingdrung sept30 A study conducted among Americans shows their consumption of alcohol increased considerably during the coronavirus pandemic compared to the corresponding period last year. Heavy drinking could affect their physical and mental health, RAND Corporation sociologist Michael Pollard and colleagues stated Tuesday, based on their research findings. A survey among 1540 adults in the age range of 30-80 y

Slang Worldwide Inc., a Canada-based cannabis consumer packaged goods company, said it has agreed to acquire Colorado-licensed cannabis cultivator Pleasant Valley Ranch, LLC. The acquisition is part of Slang's strategy of consolidating its supply chain in Colorado. Slang said it will acquire Pleasant...

abbott sept29 The Trump Administration announced a national plan to distribute 150 million Abbott rapid point-of-care coronavirus tests in the coming weeks to assist Governors' efforts to safely reopen their states and schools. Explaining its details at a White House news conference, President Donald Trump said 50 million tests will go to protect the most vulnerable communities, and 100 million tests will be g

covid sept29 The world on Tuesday recorded a terrible milestone of the number of people dying from coronavirus infection reaching 1 million. The United States, Brazil and India make up nearly half of the total death toll globally, with U.S. recording the most deaths and infections. With the addition of 33,735 coronavirus-related cases in the last 24 hours, total number of infections in the U.S. reached 71490

Aurora Cannabis Inc. said Monday that activist investor Nelson Peltz has resigned as a senior advisor to the company, effective September 25, 2020. The Canadian cannabis company disclosed Peltz's resignation while announcing details about its annual general meeting to be held on November 12, 2020. "…280...

covidcases sept28 Although coronavirus deaths and cases dipped over the weekend nationally, 21 states in the United States are reporting increased numbers of new infections, according to Johns Hopkins University's latest data. Most of the states that reported a weekly rise of around 10 percent are in the West. Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, N

Neptune Wellness Solutions, a Canada-based health and wellness as well as cannabis extraction company, has entered into a distribution partnership with one of the world's leading consumer goods companies. However, the company did not disclose the name of the consumer goods company. But Neptune had...

uscoronavirus sept25 As the coronavirus cases in the United States move closer to 7 million, the country's top infectious disease expert warned not to downplay the relevance of current public health measures such as wearing a mask, social distancing and washing hands even if an effective Covid-19 vaccine is developed and distributed nationwide. "I think if we can get 75 to 80 percent of the population vaccinated, I t

Khiron Life Sciences Corp. said Thursday it has filled the first prescriptions for medical cannabis to patients in Peru, and also surpassed the milestone of 3,000 medical cannabis prescriptions in Colombia. Khiron noted that it is the first company to sell and fill full-spectrum high CBD or cannabidiol...

uscoronavirus sept24 President Donald Trump announced that his administration is awarding $200 million of CARES Act funding to all 50 states to prepare to distribute a coronavirus vaccine to high-risk residents. Addressing a news conference at the White House, Trump said four vaccine candidates in the United States have reached the final stage of clinical trials, with Johnson & Johnson being the latest.

Ethos Cannabis, a Pennsylvania-based multi-state cannabis operator, has announced its entry into the Maryland market. The company said it has officially acquired the right to manage and ultimately purchase Maryland medical cannabis dispensaries of 4Front Ventures Corp., which are currently operated...

maternalhildhealth sept23 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced financial support of $360 million towards maternal and child health in the country. Out of this, $341 million was allocated to 55 states, territories and nonprofit organizations through the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program, and $16 million to the State Maternal Health Innovation (State MHI) Pro

uscoronavirus sept23 Tuesday, coronavirus death toll in the United States crossed 200,000. With 994 additional deaths reporting in the last 24 hours, the national total reached 200814, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data. After a lull in the number of infections, daily number of cases rose back to the levels seen at the beginning of this month. With the addition of 39,465 coronavirus-related cases in the

MediPharm Labs Corp., a Canada-based provider of cannabis oil and concentrates, said it is entering Brazil in partnership with XLR8 Brazil, a Rio de Janeiro-based distributor for medical cannabis products. Brazil is Latin America's largest medical cannabis market. The company said its wholly owned...

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