Medications

November 26, 2022
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Could these antiviral pills treat long COVID?

by Lisa M. Krieger Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Could Paxlovid solve one of the pandemic’s biggest puzzles? A new study at Stanford University aims to find […]
October 21, 2022
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A new treatment is restoring skin coloration to some with vitiligo

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Sarah Hayden owns a lot of turtlenecks. She also has chunky necklaces and tons of makeup—anything to cover up the blotchy white […]
August 4, 2022
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Scientists engineer probiotic to prevent infection of large intestine

Schematic of the engineered probiotics against CDI. Probiotics were engineered to restore intestinal bile salt metabolism in response to antibiotic-induced microbiome dysbiosis in order to inhibit […]
July 14, 2022
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Bayer to sell testosterone drug for up to 500 mn euros

German chemicals giant Bayer said on Thursday it was selling its male testosterone replacement drug Nebido for up to half-a-billion euros in order to concentrate on […]
July 8, 2022
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US abortion ruling threatens access to arthritis drug

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain When Alabama nurse Melissa went to pick up her regular prescription for rheumatoid arthritis last week, she was told the drug was […]
March 10, 2022
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Antiseptic drug as good as antibiotics for preventing recurrent urinary tract infections

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The antiseptic drug methenamine hippurate is as good as antibiotics for preventing recurrent urinary tract infections in women, finds a trial published […]
February 23, 2022
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Estimated 2.6 million Americans prescribed opioids also on various other sedatives

Credit: CC0 Public Domain As many as 2.6 million Americans—equivalent to 1 percent of all US adults —prescribed opioids are also taking various other sedatives, including […]
November 6, 2021
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The era of anti-COVID pills begins

Merck’s molnupiravir works by decreasing the ability of a virus to replicate, thereby slowing down the disease. What if a simple pill could help heal from […]
March 11, 2021
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Drugmaker Lilly says Covid treatment slashed hospitalization and deaths

Credit: CC0 Public Domain US drugmaker Eli Lilly’s combination of two synthetic antibodies reduced hospitalizations and deaths in high-risk patients recently diagnosed with COVID-19 by 87 […]
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