Tag Archives: Therapy

Gilead inks deals with generics makers to supply COVID-19 therapy remdesivir for 127 countries

After scoring an early authorization for its COVID-19 therapy remdesivir, Gilead Sciences has been on the hunt for manufacturing partners to help boost production. Through a series of licensing agreements with generics makers, Gilead has taken the first steps to build that network.  Gilead signed nonexclusive licensing agreements with five generic drug makers operating in India and… Read More »

Alzheimer’s patients isolated due to coronavirus find support in virtual therapy

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) was founded in 2002 with the goal of providing a community for individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. As coronavirus isolates millions of Americans across the country, the AFA is working harder than ever to ensure that some of our nation’s most vulnerable still… Read More »

FDA Approves Braftovi (encorafenib) in Combination with Cetuximab for the Treatment of BRAFV600E-Mutant Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (CRC) After Prior Therapy

Print this page April 8, 2020 – Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Braftovi® (encorafenib) in combination with cetuximab (marketed as ERBITUX®) for the treatment of adult patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) with a BRAFV600E mutation, as detected by an FDA-approved test, after prior… Read More »

Inside Regeneron’s R&D war room, sleepless nights and ‘esprit de corps’ in hunt for COVID-19 therapy

In a few short weeks, the novel coronavirus pandemic has upturned countries around the world, presenting new and complex workplace challenges. That shift is also true for drugmakers working to combat COVID-19.   For New York-based Regeneron––at the forefront of the COVID-19 hunt––those challenges are unprecedented and extraordinary, but it’s still mostly business as usual.  After… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: New sound and light therapy could help Alzheimer’s sufferers

Here’s a new approach to ­treating Alzheimer’s – sound and light therapy. Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US, have shown that this method can relieve Alzheimer’s in animals and a clinical trial in human patients has already started. The study by Dr Li-Huei Tsai shows sound and light can destroy the rogue proteins which… Read More »