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COVID-19 drug remdesivir may prolong hospital stay, researchers claim

While several studies, including a final report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have concluded that remdesivir in coronavirus patients can speed the recovery process, a new study published in JAMA says it may not shorten hospital stays for all.  The study, which focused on U.S. veterans who were hospitalized for COVID-19, concluded that… Read More »

Lupin Announces FDA Approval of Supplemental New Drug Application for Solosec (secnidazole) for the Treatment of Trichomoniasis

BALTIMORE, July 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ –Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the U.S. based wholly-owned subsidiary of global pharma major Lupin Limited (Lupin), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to expand the use of Solosec (secnidazole) to include the treatment of trichomoniasis in adults. Trichomoniasis… Read More »

Kirigami Stent for Localized Drug Delivery

Researchers at MIT have developed a kirigami-style stent that can provide localized drug delivery through needle-like projections that pop out when the stent is extended. The ‘spines’ on the stent’s surface deliver drug-loaded microparticles into the surrounding tissue, allowing for sustained drug release for an extended period. The technology is well suited to administering drugs… Read More »

FDA OK’s Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug: What is Accelerated Approval?

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug albeit to mixed reviews. In announcing its decision, the agency noted that the drug was granted “Accelerated Approval,” which allows for drugs targeted at serious conditions that fill an unmet medical need to be approved “based on a surrogate endpoint.”  Part of the controversy… Read More »