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New Drug, Ofatumumab, May Beat Older One at Preventing MS Relapse

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2020 — A new injection drug can prevent multiple sclerosis flare-ups better than an existing medication, a clinical trial has found. The drug, called ofatumumab, beat a standard MS medication in reducing patients’ symptom relapses. It also slowed down the progression of their disability over six months. The researchers said the findings,… Read More »

The Latest: Arkansas says public schools must be open 5 days

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas state government is requiring public schools to stay open five days a week when classes resume this month, complicating efforts by some districts to limit on-site instruction because of the coronavirus. Education Secretary Johnny Key issued the guidance to schools Wednesday as the state reported 912 new confirmed virus… Read More »

China spat may be threatening Canada’s bid to get early access to leading COVID-19 vaccine: experts

Article content continued Last month, the company’s co-founder said it was in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia to conduct Phase 3 trials, which determine whether the vaccine actually protects people against COVID-19 infection. Back in Canada, “we are continuing to wait for the vaccine,” said Scott Halperin, the Dalhousie scientist heading Canada’s… Read More »