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FDA panel urges rejection of experimental Alzheimer’s drug

WASHINGTON — Government health advisers sharply criticized a closely watched Alzheimer’s drug on Friday, concluding there wasn’t enough evidence that the experimental drug slowed the brain-destroying disease. 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. The… Read More »

F.D.A. Panel Declines to Endorse Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug

A federal panel of medical experts on Friday sharply rejected arguments in support of a closely watched new Alzheimer’s drug, saying the evidence wasn’t persuasive enough for the drug to be approved as the first new Alzheimer’s therapy in nearly two decades. The nonbinding vote by an advisory panel for the Food and Drug Administration… Read More »

John Ivison: The math of saving lives — Canada’s drug battle leaves patients caught in the middle

Article content continued We feel that everyone is blaming someone else and patients are caught in the middle Vertex has done spectacularly well from Trikafta this year, reporting sales of US$ 918 million in second quarter of this year, from zero last year. That helped the company’s net income to soar 213 per cent year… Read More »

One day of COVID-19 drug & vaccine news provides cautious reminders

Before I even turned on my computer yesterday, the BBC had blared this headline about a trial of the protein interferon beta:The sub-headline read: The preliminary results of a clinical trial suggest a new treatment for Covid-19 reduces the number of patients needing intensive care, according to the UK company that developed it. Eventually some… Read More »

Drug being tested for at-home treatment in hopes of slowing virus

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are testing a new approach to fighting COVID-19, using a repurposed antiviral AIDS drug for at-home treatment during the first days of symptoms in hopes of slowing the virus early and heading off hospitalization, intensive care, and death. The nationwide clinical trial is being led by Nathan Shapiro,… Read More »