The United Kingdom has become the first country in the world to approve the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.
The United Kingdom has signed three deals with different manufacturers securing almost 200 million doses of potential coronavirus vaccines.
The US is buying nearly all the next three months' projected production of Covid-19 treatment remdesivir from US manufacturer Gilead.
More than a million cases of coronavirus have been registered globally, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University - another grim milestone as the world grapples with the spreading pandemic.
To ensure the ongoing affordability of generic medications for Americans, BCBS is committing $55 million to establish a partnership with Civica Rx to reduce costs of generics for consumers.