Former Pharmaceutical Communications Director Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading

The former head of corporate communications for New Jersey-based biotech company Immunomedics pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to an insider trading scheme involving a proven breast cancer drug. in premarket clinical trials. Lauren S. Wood, 33, of Washington, DC, pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud in Newark, Jersey. Wood, who is scheduled … Read more

WHO calls for global audit of smallpox and monkeypox vaccines – POLITICO

The World Health Organization has urged countries that have stockpiled doses of smallpox and monkeypox vaccines and treatments to enter into talks to fairly distribute doses where they are now most needed. Several countries have stockpiled their own emergency supplies of vaccines to protect against possible future smallpox outbreaks. Smallpox, a virus in the same … Read more

Speaking of boosting EU defense, Brussels means business – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article A new plan to coordinate increased military spending among EU members is not just about bolstering Europe’s defenses, but also boosting its defense industries. As governments across Europe increase defense budgets in response to Russia’s war in Ukraine, the race is on to determine who will benefit from … Read more

Inflation to hit record high as energy bills skyrocket in April

T The financial pain being felt by households in the UK will be laid bare on Wednesday when official figures are released, showing how much prices are rising. New data from the Office for National Statistics is expected to show inflation reached 9.1% in the year to April, as measured by the consumer price index … Read more

Whether Finland and Sweden join NATO, it’s up to Russia – POLITICO

Ivo Daalder, a former US ambassador to NATO, is president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and host of the weekly podcast “World Review with Ivo Daalder”. Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly pointed to NATO’s invasion of his country’s borders as a reason to invade Ukraine. But if that was, in fact, his … Read more

Boris Johnson tries to lure India to the West – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article LONDON — Britain and its closest security allies want to steer India away from Russian weapons. But Boris Johnson will find it hard to tease out New Delhi’s relationship with Moscow. Johnson’s two-day trip to India, which begins Thursday after being postponed twice due to the coronavirus pandemic, … Read more