Healthcare

FDA Approves First New Alzheimer's Drug In Two Decades

The first drug showing promise to slow Alzheimer’s disease was approved by U.S. health regulators after years of research and billions of dollars in investment.The United States Food and Drug Administration said it approved the Biogen created drug, which has the molecular name aducanumab and will be sold as Aduhelm, based on evidence it reduces a sticky substance in the brain called amyloid that is associated with Alzheimer’s

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Potential Breakthrough in the Fight Against Cancer

A recent breakthrough in cancer treatment occurred Friday when Amgen Inc.’s new drug known as Lumakras was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Amgen Inc.’s new drug Lumakras is designed to treat a mutation of lung cancer known as KRAS. This mutation is the most common among lung cancers and previously was believed to be untreatable by the use of drugs

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Vaccination Passports? Here's What We Know

As COVID-19 vaccinations are spreading around the world, limitations on travel have continued to weaken. Countries such as Italy, Iceland, Greece and Spain have already begun to allow for international travel with proof of COVID-19 vaccinations, however, governments and airlines are now discussing what methods should be used to prove that a traveler has immunity to the virus

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Walmart's Segway Into Healthcare

Walmart continued its expansion into the healthcare realm when on Thursday the company purchased the telehealth provider MeMD and plans to offer virtual healthcare services to customers and employees. Walmart’s plan to expand into the virtual healthcare market is in response to Amazon beginning to offer health care services to employees through their platform known as Amazon Care

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Low-Quality Foreign Made Masks in US Supply

05.05.20 - U.S. regulators and state officials are finding that a significant number of imported N95-style masks are falling short of certification standards, complicating the response to the coronavirus crisis and potentially putting some front-line workers at greater risk

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First US Human Trial of Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Set to Start

03.16.20 - According to the Associated Press, the first US human clinical trial of a potential vaccine for the new coronavirus will begin Monday. The trial, which will test the effects of an experimental vaccine shot developed by the National Institutes of Health and drug maker Moderna, won’t make use of either an active or inactive sample of the virus, as is common for vaccines, but will instead use a gene-based method that uses messenger RNA to trigger an immune response in the target individual

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CoronaVirus Spurs Movement to End China’s Chokehold on Pharma

03.16.20 - If this crisis has exposed anything, it is how imperative it is that we keep pharmaceutical supply chains within our own borders. We have laws that prevent the manufacturing of our defensive equipment and weapons outside of our borders for the sake of national security. These laws need to extend to medical devices and pharmaceuticals, as this extends to national security our public health is national security

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California Lab Cracks Corona Virus In 3 Hours?

02.17.20 - A Pennsylvania based biotech company Inovio Pharmaceuticals says it created a coronavirus vaccine three hours after getting access to the virus' genetic sequence on Jan. 9 in it’s San Deigo laboratory, and now scientists are racing to get the vaccine on the market in record time

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