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Booster shot of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine increases levels of antibodies sharply

American pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson said that a booster shot of its Covid-19 vaccine sharply increased levels of antibodies, according to interim data from two early-stage trials. A second dose of the United States company’s single-dose vaccine resulted in binding antibody levels nine times higher than the levels 28 days after people received their […]

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FDA warns of risk of rare neurological complication with Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated the label on Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine on Monday to warn of the possible increased risk of a rare neurological complication known as Guillain-Barré syndrome. While the FDA said it had not established the vaccine could cause the syndrome, it noted an increase in reports […]

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Europe investigates Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine after four blood clot cases

Europe’s drug regulator said on Friday it is reviewing rare blood clots in four people in the United States who received Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. Johnson & Johnson (J&J) said it was aware of the rare reports of blood clots in individuals given its COVID-19 vaccine, and was working with regulators to assess the […]

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‘Skin Peeled Off’: Man has rare reaction to Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine

A 74-year-old Virginia man had a rare skin reaction to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine – his skin peeled off. Four days after Richard Terrell got his vaccination he developed red itchy rashes covering most of his body. ‘It all happened so fast. My skin peeled off,’ Terrell told WRIC. By March 19, he sought […]

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United States approves Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine for mass use

The United States authorized Johnson & Johnson’s Covid vaccine for emergency use, giving the nation a third shot to battle the outbreak that has killed more than 500,000 Americans. The single-shot vaccine is highly effective in preventing severe Covid-19, including against newer variants, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said before giving it a green […]

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Efficacy of Johnson & Johnson’s single dose COVID vaccine almost 70% against multiple variants

Johnson & Johnson’s single dose vaccine was 66% effective in preventing COVID-19 in a large global trial against multiple variants. In a trial with over 44,000 volunteers, the level of protection against moderate and severe COVID-19 varied from 72% in the United States, to 66% in Latin America and just 57% in South Africa, from […]

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Missouri Court asks Johnson & Johnson to pay $2.1 billion over cancer-causing talc powder

A US court has upheld a verdict that talcum powder sold by Johnson & Johnson caused ovarian cancer and ordered the pharmaceutical giant to pay $2.1 billion in damages. The decision by the Missouri Court of Appeals cut by more than half the $4.4 billion a jury had awarded 22 people in 2018. The court […]

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India To Test Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder

India has seized samples of Johnson & Johnson baby powder from its manufacturing plants in Himachal Pradesh. Also hundred  drug inspectors have assigned to examine different manufacturing facilities, wholesalers and distributors linked to J&J India. A report came out last week stating J&J’s raw talc and finished powders sometimes tested positive for small amounts of (cancer-causing) […]