Medications

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 […]
March 11, 2021
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Study finds lower dose of ketamine equally effective in reducing pain

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A recent Loyola Medicine study found that reducing the standard dose of IV-administered ketamine in half is as effective as the larger, […]
March 8, 2021
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Oral Covid treatment yields promising trial data: drugmakers

German pharmaceutical company Merck is trying to develop two orally administered drugs to fight Covid-19 Pharmaceutical giant Merck and an American laboratory reported promising results Saturday […]
February 23, 2021
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Waiving IP will not boost vaccine production: pharma group

Around 10 billion doses of the Covid vaccine are expected to be produced this year Exempting COVID-19 vaccines from intellectual property rights will not speed up […]
February 17, 2021
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Envisioning a psychedelic future for psychiatric treatment

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Jason Wallach has a vision. He sees Philadelphia becoming a center for psychedelic studies. From his laboratory at the University of the […]
February 17, 2021
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Methylprednisolone added to IVIG may cut fever in MIS-C

(HealthDay)—Initial combination therapy of intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG) plus methylprednisolone is associated with a better fever course than IVIG alone among patients hospitalized for multisystem inflammatory syndrome […]
February 3, 2021
Nearly third of US young people prescribed psychoactive drugs admit misusing them thumbnail

Nearly third of US young people prescribed psychoactive drugs admit misusing them

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Nearly a third of US teens and young adults prescribed a psychoactive drug misuse that drug, with the likelihood of misuse rising […]
January 29, 2021
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Sickle cell target could treat COVID

Normal blood cells next to a sickle-blood cell, colored scanning electron microscope image. Credit: Wikipedia/Illustration from Anatomy & Physiology Scientists have found a way to lower […]
January 23, 2021
Bamlanivimab plus etesevimab reduces SARS-CoV-2 viral load thumbnail

Bamlanivimab plus etesevimab reduces SARS-CoV-2 viral load

(HealthDay)—Treatment with bamlanivimab and etesevimab, but not monotherapy with bamlanivimab, is associated with a reduction in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral load in […]
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