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Going Generic

Pfizer is looking to expand its role in the generics market, reports the Health Blog at the Wall Street Journal. To grow in this market, the president of Pfizer's established products business says they will "develop its own new products, buy licenses or acquire companies." Simmons did not say whether Pfizer was looking into acquiring the Icelandic Actavis Group or the German Ratiopharm, which are both on the market.

In another Pfizer-related post at the same blog, former Pfizer sales manager Thomas Farina was convicted of obstruction of justice for having an employee alter a document referring to an unapproved use of a drug (that Pfizer was in a legal battle over) and back-dating that change. The name of the drug was not released.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.