Month: May 2021

Primary endpoint of non-inferior immunogenicity versus the Phase 3 study adult comparator group was met No cases of COVID-19 observed after two doses of vaccine using the primary case definition, consistent with a vaccine efficacy of 100% Safety and tolerability generally consistent with Phase 3 COVE study in adults; no significant safety concerns identified Company
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FDA Approves Truseltiq (infigratinib) for the Treatment of Cholangiocarcinoma PALO ALTO, Calif. and LUGANO, Switzerland, May 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: BBIO), through its affiliate QED Therapeutics, Inc., and Helsinn Group today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Truseltiq (infigratinib) under the accelerated approval program for
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Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore’s prime minister. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE ’ Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Monday that the country’s Covid restrictions may be relaxed after June 13 if the situation improves. “Barring another super-spreader or big cluster, we should be on track to bring this outbreak under control,”
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In a study of 11 medical-mystery patients, an international team of researchers led by scientists at the National Institutes of Health and the Uniformed Services University (USU) discovered a new and unique form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Unlike most cases of ALS, the disease began attacking these patients during childhood, worsened more slowly than
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Welcome to this week’s edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the web to help you learn what’s next. The future of hospital care may be found in your home — Is “hospital-at-home” here to stay? (Advisory Board) Happy patients equal happy financials — Connecting positive patient
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Herbs have been used in medicine for many years, and their powers are only becoming more recognised in the Western world. From infusions to decoctions and tinctures, there are many ways to introduce herbs into our daily lives. Plants and mushrooms have been used traditionally in many cultures for their healing qualities. Herbalists have been
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The American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) has issued its first-ever official guidelines addressing the use of advanced technologies in the management of people with diabetes. The guidelines cover use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), insulin pumps, connected pens, automated insulin delivery systems, telemedicine technologies, and smartphone apps. They also address safety considerations, special situations
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Another randomized trial has compared two common approaches to stenting complex and challenging left-main (LM) coronary bifurcation lesions, and this one showed little difference between the strategies on clinical outcomes at 1 year. Both types of intervention worked well, procedurally and in terms of symptoms, researchers said. But “stepwise, provisional stenting” used fewer stents and other
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To mark World Vape Day, BAT has today published a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence for vaping products (e-cigarettes), their potential health effects and their role in Tobacco Harm Reduction. This review shows that, over the past decade, the number of people who incorrectly believe vaping is as harmful or more harmful than smoking
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FDA Approves Pylarify (piflufolastat F 18) PSMA-Targeted PET Imaging Drug for Men with Prostate Cancer May 27, 2021 — FDA has approved Pylarify (piflufolastat F 18) ’ a drug for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positive lesions in men with prostate cancer. With the approval of Pylarify, certain men with prostate
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