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Injectable HIV therapy would have to cost less than $131 a year to be cost-effective in Africa

A cost-effectiveness analysis has found that injectable, long-lasting antiretroviral therapy (ART) would need to cost no more than $ 131 a year in order to be cost-effective if used for patients who are not fully virally suppressed in lower-income settings in regions like sub-Saharan Africa. The analysis found that injectable cabotegravir/rilpivirine would only reach the… Read More »

England’s Covid infection rate is now LOWER than Scotland’s for the first time since April

England’s Covid infection rate is now lower than Scotland’s for the first time since APRIL as cases drop by a third in a week, official data shows amid calls from Tory MPs for No10 to relax lockdown restrictions sooner Department of Health data shows England has 61 cases per 100,000, but in Scotland it is… Read More »

Acadia’s surprise Nuplazid snag—and subsequent cold shoulder at FDA—beg more questions than answers

On March 3, Acadia Pharmaceuticals expected the first draft of a new label for review from the FDA, one of the final steps on Nuplazid’s way to a lucrative new indication. Instead, it got a deficiency letter. And not much more information from the FDA  since then. Nuplazid, currently approved to treat hallucinations and delusions… Read More »

Illness-related fatigue: More than just feeling tired

A common refrain during the COVID-19 pandemic is, “I’m so tired.” After months of adjusted living and anxiety, people are understandably weary. Parents who haven’t had a break from their kids are worn out. Those trying to juggle working from home with homeschooling are stretched thin. Between concerns about health, finances, and isolation, everyone is… Read More »

‘Prevention is better than cure with insect bites,’ says Dr Miriam Stoppard

Hardly anyone escapes summer without suffering a few insect bites, some just irritating, some so bad they interfere with sleep, and a few serious enough to cause a full-blown allergic reaction, known as anaphylaxis. I’ve had all three over the years but my family who were staying with me in the countryside this year didn’t… Read More »