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Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug Faces Critical Test Before F.D.A. Panel

A federal panel will decide on Friday whether to recommend approval of a controversial but potentially promising Alzheimers drug, which would be the first to come to market in nearly two decades. The drug, aducanumab, would not stop or reverse dementia, but some evidence suggests it can slow the progression of memory and thinking problems… Read More »

Drug being tested for at-home treatment in hopes of slowing virus

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are testing a new approach to fighting COVID-19, using a repurposed antiviral AIDS drug for at-home treatment during the first days of symptoms in hopes of slowing the virus early and heading off hospitalization, intensive care, and death. The nationwide clinical trial is being led by Nathan Shapiro,… Read More »

Accutane Acne Drug Widely ‘Overused’ Says UK Dermatologist

By Dr. Mercola Up to 50 million Americans struggle with acne, making it the most common skin disorder in the United States.1 When it strikes during the teen years, it can lead to feelings of self-consciousness, embarrassment and depression. Many severe acne sufferers struggle with low self-confidence, feelings of alienation and social withdrawal as a… Read More »

Anti-inflammatory drug improves survival in COVID-19 patients

Researchers from 68 sites across the country, led by David E. Leaf and Shruti Gupta  from the Division of Renal Medicine at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital, have investigated the effects of the anti-inflammatory drug tocilizumab on critically ill patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. Unlike steroids, which suppress the immune system more broadly, tocilizumab specifically inhibits the receptor for… Read More »

UnitedHealthcare spurns Gilead’s newer PrEP drug Descovy as Truvada generic looms: report

UnitedHealthcare has a history of limiting HIV drug costs, including offering cash incentives to patients who opt for low-priced regimens. Now, in a potentially major blow to HIV giant Gilead Sciences, the insurer has set its eyes on one of the California drugmaker’s new therapies. Gilead’s new HIV PrEP option, Descovy, will no longer be covered… Read More »

Which drug is used to cure migraine

It is useful to have some background information to help you make informed choices about which drug may be best for you. Whilst drugs may be necessary to treat your attack, an important factor in the overall management of migraine is finding out what may be causing it and other ways you can manage it.… Read More »