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Cancer Drug, Tocilizumab, Might Help Curb Severe COVID-19

TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 — Could a cancer drug spare hospital patients from the ravages of severe COVID-19? Yale doctors think it can after giving the medication, known as tocilizumab, to severely ill patients back in March. How does tocilizumab work? It has a long history of dampening the life-threatening immune system reactions cancer patients… Read More »

Why weight loss drug

Health care providers use the Body Mass Index BMI, which is a measure of your weight in relation to your height, to define overweight and obesity. People who have a BMI between 25 and 30 are considered overweight. Obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30 or greater. You can calculate your BMI to… Read More »

Trump’s Vaccine Chief Has Vast Ties to Drug Industry, Posing Possible Conflicts

The chief scientist brought on to lead the Trump administration’s vaccine efforts has spent the last several days trying to disentangle pieces of his stock portfolio and his intricate ties to big pharmaceutical interests, as critics point to the potential for significant conflicts of interest. The scientist, Moncef Slaoui, is a venture capitalist and a… Read More »

Pharmacy Job Demand Could Grow Because of COVID-19 – Drug Topics

The growing recognition of the importance of pharmacists and pharmacy staff on the front lines of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic could draw more students to the profession. Already, there is a heightened demand for retail pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Soon after the pandemic hit the United States in mid-March, CVS said it would immediately… Read More »