Data from China suggest no survival benefit of two antiviral drugs in elderly COVID patients

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gorodenkoff / iStock An observational study in eClinicalMedicine suggests that the antiviral drugs azvudine and nirmatrelvir/ritonavir (Paxlovid) were similarly ineffective in preventing death in elderly patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in China, although the authors acknowledge that the findings may be subject to confounding factors and bias. Azvudine has conditional approval […]

New drugs revolutionizing weight-loss and health care

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Organ transplant patients on maintenance drugs at increased risk for COVID hospitalization

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gorodenkoff / iStock Maintenance immunosuppressive drugs, including steroids, used for organ transplant patients are associated with an increased risk of COVID-19 hospitalization in solid-organ transplant recipients, according to new findings. The study, published yesterday in JAMA Network Open, was based on findings among a cohort of 60,456 solid-organ transplant recipients […]

Targeting a coronavirus ion channel could yield new COVID-19 drugs

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Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. Image captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH The genome of the SARS-CoV-2 virus encodes 29 proteins, one of which […]

Right-Wing Doctors Keep Peddling Dubious COVID Drugs

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Julie Moore keeps an orange plastic bottle on her desk in Gas City, Indiana, with 14 round white pills. The other 21, she says, killed her father. Moore remembers laughing when she first heard on the news that people were taking ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug commonly used as a livestock […]

Global COVID-19 Competitive Landscape Report 2023: Comprehensive Insights on 400+ Companies and 500+ Drugs

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Company Logo Dublin, April 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “COVID-19 – Competitive Landscape, 2023” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. This “COVID-19 – Competitive landscape, 2023” report provides comprehensive insights about 400+ companies and 500+ drugs in COVID-19 Competitive landscape. It covers the therapeutics assessment by product type, […]

Exercise 1.5 times more effective than drugs for depression, anxiety

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Share on PinterestExercising may provide more benefit as a first-line treatment for mental health conditions. Kay Nietfeld/picture alliance via Getty Images A large new analysis of meta-studies finds that exercise is more beneficial for conditions such as anxiety and depression than standard psychotherapy or medications. The new study found that […]

Insights on the Alzheimer’s Drugs Global Market to 2027

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DUBLIN, Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The “Alzheimer’s Drugs Market, Global Forecast 2023-2027, Industry Trends, Growth, Insight, Impact of Inflation, Company Analysis” report has been added to  ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The Global Alzheimer’s Drugs Market is forecasted to be around USD 7.48 Billion by 2027, according to the publisher. Alzheimer’s disease […]

Chinese take risks on black-market Covid drugs

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The current Covid wave has resulted in long lines outside pharmacies, as people struggle to find medication for family members infected with the virus. (AFP Photo) BEIJING: Desperate families searching for critical Covid-19 medication in China, faced with bare pharmacy shelves and an explosion of cases, are being driven into […]

Chinese resort to black market for COVID-19 drugs amid infection surge

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Desperate families searching for critical COVID-19 medication in China — faced with bare pharmacy shelves and an explosion of cases — are being driven into murky online marketplaces that are rife with price gouging and fraud. Key points: Beijing last month suddenly lifted widespread COVID-19 containment restrictions, resulting in more infections The current wave […]

How Covid-hit China is coping with its drugs shortage

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Hong Kong CNN  —  The abrupt shift in China’s Covid policy has left its people and health facilities ill-prepared to deal with a huge wave of infections, leading to widespread shortages of the most common drugs used to alleviate flu-like symptoms. The local versions of Tylenol and Advil are nearly […]

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