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Regulatory

Governments urged to ensure access to controlled medicines during COVID-19 pandemic

August 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) call on governments to ensure that the procurement and supply of controlled medicines in countries meet the needs of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Regulatory

The U.S. has already invested billions in potential coronavirus vaccines. Here’s where the deals stand

August 14, 2020

Via: CNBC

The U.S. has doled out billions to develop a vaccine against the coronavirus that has infected more than 5.1 million people across the country, locking in a minimum of 800 million doses as soon as the immunizations are cleared later […]


Opinions

Why the U.S. Is Losing the War On COVID-19

August 13, 2020

Via: Time Health

It is a frightening time to live in the United States. COVID-19, a novel disease as ruthless as it is seemingly random, is picking us off by the thousands; even many of those who “recover” may never truly be the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Can Vitamin D Supplements Prevent Covid?

August 11, 2020

Via: Forbes

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a ton of mix messages about what we can do to protect ourselves from coronavirus. One area the government has taken some action on is vitamin D. Vitamin D is also known as […]


Regulatory

Guardant Health’s biopsy companion test receives FDA approval

August 10, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Guardant Health’s Guardant360 CDx for tumour mutation profiling in patients with any solid malignant neoplasm (cancerous tumour). The Guardant360 CDx is also approved as a companion diagnostic to identify non-small cell […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Blood test biomarkers could signal Covid-19 deterioration

August 7, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at George Washington University (GW) have found five blood biomarkers associated with higher odds of clinical deterioration and death in Covid-19 patients. The research team evaluated 299 Covid-19 patients admitted to GW hospital, and tested their blood for traces […]


Regulatory

World Health Organization asks the U.S. to reconsider withdrawing from international group

August 6, 2020

Via: CNBC

The World Health Organization’s top official said Thursday he hopes the United States will reconsider its decision to leave the United Nations’ health organization, saying the coronavirus can’t be defeated “in a divided world.” “The problem is not about the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists discover the switch that makes human brown fat burn energy

August 5, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Brown fat burns energy and generates heat — a process called thermogenesis — after being activated by cold temperature or chemical signals. Humans have small deposits of brown fat, and scientists have long hypothesized that finding alternative ways to pharmacologically […]


Opinions

Coronavirus updates: J&J to develop 100 million vaccine doses for U.S.; global deaths surpass 700,000

August 5, 2020

Via: CNBC

The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has now surpassed 700,000, with the U.S., Brazil and Mexico leading the world in total deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. On Wall Street, Moderna reported a fivefold increase in […]


Regulatory

Moderna is pricing coronavirus vaccine at $32 to $37 per dose for some customers

August 5, 2020

Via: CNBC

Moderna is charging between $32 to $37 per dose for its coronavirus vaccine for some customers, under cheaper “pandemic pricing,” it said Wednesday. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company is currently in discussion for larger volume agreements that will have a lower […]


Opinions, Regulatory

World Health Organization reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases across globe

July 31, 2020

Via: CNBC

Almost 300,000 new coronavirus cases were reported to the World Health Organization over the last 24 hours, marking the largest single-day increase ever, the agency said Friday. More than half the 292,527 new cases reported on Thursday came from the […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Early detection of cancer four years before conventional diagnosis using non-invasive blood test

July 21, 2020

Via: The Medical News

An international team of researchers has developed a non-invasive blood test that can detect whether an individual has one of five common types of cancers, four years before the condition can be diagnosed with current methods. The test detects stomach, […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical devices industry venture financing deals in June 2020 total $1.01bn globally

July 21, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Total medical devices industry venture financing deals in June 2020 worth $1.01bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked a decrease of 38.4% over the previous month and a drop of 8.7% when compared with the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Study reveals antiviral effects of curcumin

July 17, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Curcumin, a natural compound found in the spice turmeric, could help eliminate certain viruses, research has found. A study published in the Journal of General Virology showed that curcumin can prevent Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) – an alpha-group coronavirus that […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Regulatory

Coronavirus data has already disappeared after Trump administration shifted control from CDC

July 16, 2020

Via: CNBC

Previously public data has already disappeared from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website after the Trump administration quietly shifted control of the information to the Department of Health and Human Services. Since the pandemic began, the CDC regularly […]