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Accutane Acne Drug Widely ‘Overused’ Says UK Dermatologist

By Dr. Mercola Up to 50 million Americans struggle with acne, making it the most common skin disorder in the United States.1 When it strikes during the teen years, it can lead to feelings of self-consciousness, embarrassment and depression. Many severe acne sufferers struggle with low self-confidence, feelings of alienation and social withdrawal as a… Read More »

FiercePharmaAsia—COVID-19 drug manufacturing; Roche’s China slowdown; Astellas’ Iota buy

Takeda and CSL Behring are scaling up manufacturing of their coronavirus hyperimmune drug, but its reliance on blood donations could be a bottleneck. Eli Lilly has signed on Fujifilm to help make its COVID-19 antibody therapy as part of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation initiative to bring drugs for low- and middle-income countries. Roche blames… Read More »

Harvard Health Ad Watch: A feel-good message about a diabetes drug

This 60-second advertisement for Trulicity, a medication for diabetes, is one of the most feel-good medication commercials I’ve ever seen. The narrator never uses the scare tactic of so many other ads, listing the terrible things that could happen if you don’t take the treatment. Instead, from start to finish, music, images, and spoken words… Read More »

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 »

Critical new allergy pathway: Mouse study discovery points to potential new drug targets for treating asthma, hay fever, and other inflammatory disorders – Science Daily

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have identified the sequence of molecular events by which tiny, tick-like creatures called house dust mites trigger asthma and allergic rhinitis. The researchers, whose study was published online June 22 in Nature Immunology, found that allergy-triggering molecules from dust mites can interact with an immune protein… Read More »

Blood pressure drug improves response to cancer therapy

Scientists at Heidelberg University Hospital and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) have discovered that a drug to lower blood pressure alters the tissue characteristics of secondary tumours, or metastases, from colon cancer. The ‘stiffness’ of these metastases has an effect on the success of cancer therapies. The results are published in Cancer Cell. Heidelberg… Read More »