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Coronavirus vaccine: Treatment approved for use by NHS – ‘Thousands of lives to be saved’

Coronavirus has killed more than 40,000 people in the UK, with the number continuing to rise. But, scientists have made a breakthrough in the search for a COVID-19 vaccine. The NHS has been backed to immediately use the dexamethasone steroid as a treatment for coronavirus. The drug has been revealed to lower the risk of… Read More »

Palforzia, If Approved For Peanut Allergy, May Widen Access To A Known Treatment : Shots – Health News – NPR

Enlarge this image Palforzia, a new drug to treat peanut allergies, is expected to get FDA approval. The main ingredient of the drug is peanut flour. Marco Livolsi/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Marco Livolsi/EyeEm/Getty Images A panel of experts earlier this month recommended that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve a new drug… Read More »

Novartis slaps $2M-plus price tag on newly approved gene therapy Zolgensma—and cost watchdogs approve

Industry watchers have been speculating for months about just how high Novartis would price gene therapy Zolgensma on approval—and just how payers would cover it. And with the FDA’s green light, they now have an answer. The Swiss drugmaker will roll out the drug, a one-time treatment for pediatric patients less than 2 years of… Read More »

Fast-Acting Depression Drug, Newly Approved, Could Help Millions

Of the 16 million American adults who live with depression, as many as one-quarter gain little or no benefit from available treatments, whether drugs or talk therapy. They represent perhaps the greatest unmet need in psychiatry. On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration approved a prescription treatment intended to help them, a fast-acting drug derived… Read More »