Medications

February 23, 2021
Waiving IP will not boost vaccine production: pharma group thumbnail

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
Methylprednisolone added to IVIG may cut fever in MIS-C thumbnail

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
Sickle cell target could treat COVID thumbnail

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 […]
January 7, 2021
Drug makers raise prices on 500 prescription drugs thumbnail

Drug makers raise prices on 500 prescription drugs

With the new year comes another round of prescription drug price hikes, CBS News reported Tuesday. The data come from 46brooklyn Research, a nonprofit company that […]
January 7, 2021
Faulty metabolism of Parkinson's medication in the brain linked to severe side effects thumbnail

Faulty metabolism of Parkinson’s medication in the brain linked to severe side effects

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Until now, the reason why the drug levodopa (L-Dopa), which reduces the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, declines in efficacy after a […]
January 5, 2021
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Anticoagulants reduce the number of brain metastases in mice

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Brain metastases can only develop if cancer cells first exit the fine blood vessels and enter into the brain tissue. To facilitate […]
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