Alzheimer's drug approved for first time in 20 years in US

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the drug adcanumab to fight Alzheimer's disease. This happened for the first time in 20 years, writes the BBC. The drug, developed by Biogen, will be marketed under the trade name Aduhelm. The drug acts ...

Pfizer Creates First COVID-19 Drug: How It Works

Pfizer has announced Phase 1 trials of an experimental new oral antiviral drug for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2. Tests taking place in the USA. This is stated on the company's website. Oral antiviral drug PF-07321332, a SARS-CoV2-3CL protease inhibitor, has demonstrated potent antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2, and ...

Causes cancer: US recalls huge shipment of diabetes drug

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall of a diabetes drug for containing excess levels of a cancer-causing ingredient. Writes about this Fox Business. Indian pharmaceutical company Marksans Pharma Limited announced ...

'Chamomile will not be prescribed here': a Russian-speaking pharmacist told what medicines are taken in the USA

Do you want to know how much the most expensive medicine in the world costs? Is it true that Americans love antidepressants? What is evidence-based medicine? Voice of America spoke with clinical pharmacist Elena Vagicheva about American medicines and the specifics of her profession in the United States. Is it true that ...

California Scientists Develop COVID-19 Protective Nasal Spray

While the world waits for a coronavirus vaccine, scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) say they have developed molecules that could help fight the virus. These synthetic antibodies, called AeroNab, can be administered as a nasal spray to ...

In the USA, they no longer treat COVID-19 with hydroxychloroquine: millions of doses are stuck in warehouses

After the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revoked authorization for treatment of coronavirus infection with hydroxychloroquine, the federal government faced the fact that 63 million unused doses remained in government warehouses, writes CNN. The government began to accumulate ...

Trump takes it: what is hydroxychloroquine and does it protect against coronavirus

US President Donald Trump said at a White House briefing that he began taking the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine for prophylactic purposes, despite statements by the World Health Organization that there is no conclusive evidence of the effectiveness of this drug in the fight against coronavirus. Writes about this ...

Wormwood against coronavirus: Africa claims to have found a cure for COVID-19

A number of African countries intend to use wormwood tincture to treat COVID-19. This plant is used to treat malaria. Whether it is effective against coronavirus is now being investigated by European scientists. Writes about this DW. For several weeks in Africa they have been talking about a miracle cure on ...

Each of us can help find a cure for COVID-19: for this you need to play a game

Anyone can take an active part in saving the planet from the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, without even leaving home, which is especially convenient in quarantine conditions. Writes about this BBC. You don't need to be a chemist or a doctor for this - you can ...

Coronavirus and vaccination against tuberculosis: does it really provide immunity

At the end of March, when the COVID-19 epidemic spread throughout the world, and the number of confirmed cases began to be measured in hundreds of thousands, many drew attention to the characteristic coincidence, according to the BBC. In different states, the disease spreads at different rates. And for some reason, coronavirus infection (in any ...

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