The FDA has expanded its COVID-19 vaccine boosters authorizations


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  • The FDA authorized booster shots for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines;
  • Best Buy lays out its plan for entering the healthcare space;
  • Dermatology startup Zerigo raised a $34 million Series B round to treat skin conditions with UV light.

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An employee (R) of Japan's Suntory Holdings receives the Moderna coronavirus vaccine for Covid-19.

The FDA just authorized booster shots of Moderna's and Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccines and is letting users mix and match shots

  • The FDA authorized booster shots of the Moderna and J&J vaccines on Wednesday.
  • The agency also authorized people to get different vaccine brand as a booster shot.
  • J&J recipients can get a booster after two months. Moderna recipients should wait six months.

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Shoppers enter a Best Buy in New York.

A top Best Buy healthcare executive laid out how the retailer wants to help doctors care for patients in their homes

  • Best Buy, known for selling electronics, is pushing deeper into healthcare.
  • Best Buy Health President Deborah DiSanzo laid out its strategy at the HLTH conference in Boston.
  • The retailer wants to help doctors care for patients at home through a new acquisition.

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Zerigo makes a light-therapy device to treat skin conditions such as eczema.

See the 17-slide presentation that convinced Livongo's Glen Tullman to invest in a dermatology treatment startup

  • Zerigo is a dermatology startup that treats conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
  • It raised $43 million in Series B funding on Thursday led by Glen Tullman's 7wireVentures.
  • Its smart device uses UVB light therapy to treat chronic dermatological conditions.

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