Moderna is touting its Covid-19 vaccine at $130 per dose

Modern Inc. MRNA -0.80% its Covid-19 vaccine will cost about $130 per dose when it moves to commercial distribution of the injections later this year, much higher than what the federal government paid. The plans drew criticism of the company from lawmakers who examined the charges of the shots at a Senate hearing on Wednesday. … Read more

Here’s one for the battered bulls: The second-largest sector in the S&P 500 is coming to life, says this strategist.

“It’s the first time in a long time that the FOMC has had to make a real decision,” said JonesTrading chief strategist Michael O’Rourke, one of a handful of people urging the Fed to pause. “Remember, this banking crisis is the result of banks not properly preparing for a rate hike cycle. Another increase in … Read more

Candida auris, an emerging fungal threat, spreading at an alarming rate in US healthcare facilities, says CDC

CNN — Clinical cases of Candida auris, an emerging fungus considered an urgent threat, will nearly double by 2021, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There was also a threefold increase in the number of cases resistant to echinocandins, the first-line treatment for Candida auris infections. The study, … Read more

Study: These foods increase risk of dementia — a lot

Butter. Hamburgers. Sausages. Pastries, cakes and biscuits from the shop. Oh, and soda – sugary or diet. They are all bad and they all significantly increase our risk of getting dementia. That reports one of the largest and scariest studies ever, involving about 60,000 people in their 40s, 50s and 60s. The study, which involved … Read more

Sanofi becomes the latest drugmaker to announce insulin price cuts capped at $35 for the privately insured

CNN — Sanofi is slashing the list price of Lantus, the most commonly prescribed insulin in the U.S., by 78% and setting a $35 monthly limit for those with private insurance, the company announced Thursday. The change takes effect on January 1. The move follows similar moves from Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk this month. … Read more