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Health Jan 21FDA approves 1st long-acting HIV drug combo
It's expected to make it easier for people to stay on track with their HIV medicines and to do so with more privacy. Not long ago, patients had to take multiple pills several times a day to control infection with…
Politics Nov 20Trump makes late-term bid to lower prescription drug costs
Trying to close out major unfinished business, the Trump administration issued regulations Friday that could lower the prices Americans pay for many prescription drugs.
Health Nov 06FDA panel urges rejection of experimental Alzheimer’s drug
The panel of outside experts for the Food and Drug Administration agreed that a pivotal study in patients failed to show “strong evidence” that the drug worked.
Health Oct 22FDA approves first COVID-19 drug
Its maker, Gilead Sciences Inc., said Thursday that the drug is approved for people at least 12 years old who need hospitalization for their coronavirus infection.
Health Sep 27Nearly 1M who died of COVID-19 also illuminated treatment
The nearly 1 million people around the world who have lost their lives to COVID-19 have left us a gift: Through desperate efforts to save their lives, scientists now better understand how to treat and prevent the disease — and…
Health Aug 24Scientists say Hong Kong man became infected with coronavirus a second time
"That's a win as far as I'm concerned" because it suggests a first infection may protect a person from moderate to severe disease the second time around, a vaccine expert said.
Health Jul 01Some health experts criticize U.S. mass purchase of licensed virus drug
The U.S. government announced this week that it had an agreement with Gilead Sciences to make the bulk of their production of remdesivir available to Americans for the next three months.
Nation Jun 25As many as 20 million in U.S. have had COVID-19, officials say — 10 times more than previously thought
U.S. officials believe as many as 20 million Americans have contracted the coronavirus since it first arrived in the country. That's nearly 10 times as many infections as the 2.3 million cases that have been confirmed so far.
Health Jun 16Drug dexamethasone provides first evidence of improving COVID-19 survival
Researchers in England say they have the first evidence that a drug can improve COVID-19 survival: A cheap, widely available steroid called dexamethasone reduced deaths by up to one third in severely ill hospitalized patients.
Health Jun 04Study on safety of malaria drugs for coronavirus retracted
Several authors of a large study that raised safety concerns about malaria drugs for coronavirus patients have retracted the report. They say independent reviewers weren't able to verify information that's been widely questioned by other scientists.