In a new study from the CEU Cardenal Herrera University, researchers found a new way to identify existing medicines that could be applied to treat COVID-19. This mathematical model can compare the three-dimensional structure of the target proteins of known medicines to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus proteins. In the case of COVID-19,...
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CDC, FDA investigating rare tuberculosis outbreak potentially linked to contaminated bone repair product
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration and state and local health agencies are investigating the origin of a rare, multi-state tuberculosis outbreak after more than 100 patients may have been infected during spinal surgery or fracture repairs this past spring. The procedures used a bone...
My personal journey with Alzheimer’s began in 2005 when my wife, Valerie, received her diagnosis with this terrible disease, one that robs the afflicted of their minds and forces family and friends to watch with dread as their loved one slowly disappears. Stunned by the news, I was overwhelmed with...
Stylist Michele Ortiz has no plans to get rid of her personal protective equipment, even as Covid-19 protocols are rescinded in California and other states. “I would love to see hairdressers wearing their masks even after the pandemic, whenever all of this subsides,” Ortiz says. For years, the California hairstylist...
As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are not issued until a company has been given months to years to correct problems. The FDA frequently redacts parts of warning letters posted for public view.
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Showdowns between employers mandating the COVID-19 vaccine and dubious employees have escalated, resulting in lawsuits and terminations.
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300K Americans may live with a chronic, deadly disease transmitted by the 'kissing bug.' What is Chagas and why are doctors missing it?
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WASHINGTON — A new pharmaceutical treatment may or may not be effective at slowing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, but it’s already causing heartburn in Washington. The FDA’s surprise approval of the drug, Aduhelm, despite near-unanimous opposition from an independent advisory panel, has the potential to explode the federal budget and move an already simmering debate over drug prices in Congress and the White House onto the front burner.
FOLEY - A local company has dedicated itself to manufacturing advanced hand sanitizing gels and disinfectant sprays that “not only protect users against pathogens in the air, but also traps and kills those pathogens, including COVID-19.” Varigard, located in Foley, uses organic, patented polymers, in combination with alcohol, to produce a hand sanitizer that traps and kills 99.9 percent of germs and lasts for two hours. According to Thom Kaz, Varigard VP of sales and business development, other leading brands of hand sanitizer typically work for 30 seconds.
Delta variant of coronavirus starting to become prevalent in unvaccinated UK communities, Gottlieb says
Former head of the Food and Drug Administration Scott Gottlieb said Sunday that the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus is becoming prevalent in unvaccinated communities in the United Kingdom. During an appearance on CBS’s “Face The Nation”, Gottlieb told host John Dickerson that the delta variant, a more infectious...
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A new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease was last week given accelerated approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The drug is called aducanumab, commercially known as Aduhelm, and was developed by US biotechnology company Biogen. This development is a game changer, because aducanumab is the first ever...
The following is a transcript of an interview with Dr. Scott Gottlieb that aired Sunday, June 20, 2021, on "Face the Nation." JOHN DICKERSON: We turn now to a former FDA commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, he is on the board of Pfizer and author of an upcoming book, Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic. He joins us from Westport, Connecticut. Good morning, Dr. Gottlieb.
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