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Berkeley Lovelace Jr.

Berkeley Lovelace Jr. is a health and medical reporter for NBC News. He covers the Food and Drug Administration, with a special focus on Covid vaccines, prescription drug pricing and health care. He previously covered the biotech and pharmaceutical industry with CNBC.

Berkeley Lovelace Jr. is a health and medical reporter for NBC News. He covers the Food and Drug Administration, with a special focus on Covid vaccines, prescription drug pricing and health care. He previously covered the biotech and pharmaceutical industry with CNBC.


Latest from Berkeley Lovelace Jr.

FDA head calls on Congress to pass mandatory testing for lead in food

The FDA commissioner urged Congress on Thursday to pass legislation mandating that food manufacturers test for lead in products imported to the United States.

Covid vaccines not linked to fatal heart problems in young people, CDC finds

There is no evidence that mRNA Covid vaccines cause fatal cardiac arrest or other deadly heart problems in teens and young adults, a CDC report finds.

FDA faces backlash over approval of genetic test for opioid addiction risk

The Food and Drug Administration is facing backlash over its approval of a genetic test intended to determine if a person is at increased risk for opioid addiction.
11d ago

Will Medicare raise your monthly premiums to cover Wegovy?

Medicare’s recent move to cover the weight-loss drug Wegovy for some recipients with heart disease risk could drive up the cost of monthly premiums for millions of enrollees.
18d ago

A 'dangerous precedent': Doctors and patient advocates fear restricted access to abortion pill

Doctors and patient advocates are alarmed over the possibility of the Supreme Court tightening access to the abortion medications mifepristone.
21d ago

Princess Kate is undergoing 'preventative chemotherapy.' What does that mean?

What is preventative chemotherapy? Princess Kate said she is undergoing chemotherapy after cancer was found during abdominal surgery.
22d ago

Medicare will cover Wegovy to reduce heart disease risk

Medicare will provide coverage for Wegovy for patients with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or other serious cardiovascular problems, an agency spokesperson said Thursday.
22d ago

In a first, surgeons successfully transplant a pig kidney into a man

A man got a kidney from in a pig in transplant operation for the first time. The man had kidney failure and was on dialysis.
25d ago

Medication abortions rose in year after Dobbs decision, report finds

Medication abortions rose in the year after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, according to a report published Tuesday by the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports access to abortion.
28d ago

Popular weight loss drugs remain out of reach for many who need them

Weight loss drugs like Wegovy and Zepbound have been hailed as a revolution. Yet the high cost and lack of insurance coverage make them largely unattainable.