Tag Archives: Treatment

Solving major substance use disorder treatment gaps during COVID-19 [PODCAST]

The Podcast by KevinMD | Podcast | May 11, 2021 “As if COVID-19 weren’t bad enough during the pandemic, another public health crisis – substance use disorder (SUD) – has gone from bad to worse, while access to behavioral health services is shrinking. As of September, more than half (52%) of community behavioral health organizations have… Read More »

Chiesi Global Rare Diseases Announces FDA Approval of Ferriprox (deferiprone) for Treatment of Transfusional Iron Overload due to Sickle Cell Disease

May 1, 2021 Approval is based on demonstrated reduction in liver iron concentration Expanded indications for patients with sickle cell disease or other anemias, as well as thalassemia – BOSTON, May 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Chiesi Global Rare Diseases, a business unit of Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A., an international research-focused healthcare Group (Chiesi Group), announced today… Read More »

From Rotten Teeth to Advanced Cancer, Patients Feel the Effects of Treatment Delays

With medical visits picking up again among patients vaccinated against covid-19, health providers are starting to see the consequences of a year of pandemic-delayed preventive and emergency care as they find more advanced cancer and rotting and damaged teeth, among other ailments. Dr. Brian Rah, chair of the cardiology department at Montana’s Billings Clinic, was… Read More »

FDA Approves Zegalogue (dasiglucagon) Injection for the Treatment of Severe Hypoglycemia in People with Diabetes

FDA Approves Zegalogue (dasiglucagon) Injection for the Treatment of Severe Hypoglycemia in People with Diabetes Copenhagen, DK and Boston, MA, U.S. March 22, 2021 – Zealand Pharma A/S (Nasdaq: ZEAL) (CVR-no. 20045078,) a biotechnology company aspiring to deliver innovation with novel peptide therapeutics, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zegalogue® (dasiglucagon)… Read More »

FDA Approves Azstarys (serdexmethylphenidate and dexmethylphenidate) Capsules for the Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD

FDA Approves Azstarys (serdexmethylphenidate and dexmethylphenidate) Capsules for the Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD CELEBRATION, Fla., March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KemPharm, Inc. (NASDAQ: KMPH), a specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of proprietary prodrugs, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application for… Read More »

More weight gain in people starting HIV treatment with newer integrase inhibitors or darunavir

A US study has concluded that weight gain is greater by around 2 to 4 kg in HIV-positive people taking bictegravir or dolutegravir as part of their first antiretroviral therapy (ART), compared to their counterparts using other drug regimens. A similar effect was reported in those using the protease inhibitor darunavir. The study led by… Read More »