Tag Archives: drugs

Are old malaria drugs really the COVID-19 ‘game changer’ some people believe? Not so fast, warn health officials

U.S. president Donald Trump considers them a COVID-19 “game changer,” his top infectious diseases advisor says the evidence is flimsy, while ethicists worry pouring millions of the tablets into hospitals is a long shot that could make people sicker. Two old anti-malaria medications are being pushed as potential treatments in the scramble to find something,… Read More »

Newer Anti-HIV Drugs Safest, Most Effective During Pregnancy

Dolutegravir-containing regimen exhibited superior safety profile in large, NIH-supported study of pregnant women. UNC’s Lameck Chinula presented findings at the 2020 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. UNC’s Jeffrey Stringer is a study investigator. The antiretroviral drugs dolutegravir and emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (DTG+FTC/TAF) may comprise the safest and most effective HIV treatment regimen currently available… Read More »

Veterans benefit from pain treatment without drugs

A new study finds a lower risk of adverse post-treatment outcomes among returning military service personnel with chronic pain who received nondrug therapy. Share on PinterestNew research shows that some nondrug therapies, including exercise therapy, can help relieve pain in veterans. Many people returning from military deployment experience physical and mental health issues. These can… Read More »

Pick your post-JPM buzz: Pfizer eyes Amarin, Biogen shops anyone with 'multiple' phase 3 drugs

The J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference may be over, but that doesn’t mean the dealmaking is. Often, deals that took shape at the meeting materialize later in the year, and some recent buzz puts Pfizer and Biogen at the center of potential takeovers. Pfizer is reportedly eyeing a buyout of cardiovascular player Amarin, whose fish-oil-derived lipid drug… Read More »

Medical News Today: Celiac disease may be treated with cystic fibrosis drugs

New research investigates the molecular similarities between celiac disease and cystic fibrosis. The results suggest that a compound developed for cystic fibrosis may also treat celiac disease. New research may bring us closer to a treatment for celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects 1 in 141 people in the United States.… Read More »