Dec 10, 2020
Gizmodo – Pharmaceutical company AvKare issued recalls on Wednesday after pills were inadvertently mixed during bottling, according to the FDA.
The generic drugs being recalled are sildenafil, used to treat erectile dysfunction, and trazodone, an antidepressant and sedative.
Unintentionally taking sildenafil may be dangerous for some patients because it can lower blood pressure and interact badly with other medications, especially people who take nitrates to treat conditions like diabetes, high...
"The White House looks to explain that the vaccine is safe and lay out the administration's plans to bring it to the American people."
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking a victory lap ahead of the expected approval of the first U.S. vaccine for the coronavirus, as the White House works to instill confidence in the distribution that will largely be executed by President-elect Joe Biden.
Trump scheduled an event celebrating "Operation Warp Speed,"...
"From 2011 to mid-2017, the FDA received more than 5.4 million reports of prescription drug adverse events, including more than 1 million deaths."
Oct 16, 2020
DrugWatch.com – Even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may approve a drug or medical device for use, it may still cause side effects or complications for some patients.
Manufacturers, regulators and health care professionals have to weigh the benefits of a drug or device against its risks....
Are vaccines safe, effective, and necessary? Answers to common questions from Mayo Clinic doctors |
Nov 30, 2020
Concerns from those who are hesitant about vaccines often fall into these categories:
Can I trust the source of the recommendation?
Is the vaccine effective?
Is the vaccine safe?
Is the vaccine needed?
Are there reasonable alternatives?
November 30, 2020
Mayo Clinic – Hesitance toward vaccines is common, says Dr. Robert M. Jacobson, medical director of...
"These are very exciting results." – Dr. Anthony Fauci |
In Moderna's trial, 15,000 study participants were given a placebo shot. Over several months, 90 of them developed Covid-19 – 11 of them severe.
Another 15,000 participants were given the vaccine, and only five of them developed Covid-19. None of the five became severely ill. – CNN
Nov 16, 2020
Stat News – Moderna’s vaccine against Covid-19 is strongly effective, the company said Monday, building excitement...
Fox News – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's statements casting doubt on a potential coronavirus vaccine because he doesn't trust President Trump is "disheartening," a doctor who has treated critically ill COVID-19 patients in New York City said Saturday.
Trump, speaking in the Rose Garden Friday, said the government will delay delivery of the vaccine to New York until the Democratic governor commits to distributing it "immediately."
Cuomo responded by calling Trump a "bully" and expressing...
Candidate Joe Biden promised to restore, rebuild, and expand Obamacare. Now as the apparent president-elect prepares to take office, we revisit the views of an ER physician who is also a member of Congress ...
"I'm an ER doctor, here's why socialized medicine would be a total disaster for America"
By Dr. Mark Green, United States Congressman |
July 11, 2019
I’m an emergency room physician, a cancer survivor, the father of a cancer survivor, and founder...
Pastor accused of urinating on woman on plane was on Ambien, had BAC of .17
ROMULUS, Mich. (FOX 2) - A North Carolina pastor has been ticketed for a charge of simple assault after authorities said he relieved himself on a sleeping woman in the backseat of a Delta plane as she returned to Detroit from Las Vegas.
Daniel Chalmers has been identified as the pastor police say is responsible for urinating on the sleeping woman...
“De-prescribing is currently at an early stage in the U.S. Further work is needed to implement interventions that target unnecessary and inappropriate medications in older adults. ” – David Jacobs, assistant professor of pharmacy practice in the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
34% of older adults in the U.S. are prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs, raising health care costs by hundreds per patient
Research finds these patients are prescribed twice as many drugs, and nearly twice...
“The Dublin-Boston score is easily calculated and can be applied to all hospitalized Covid-19 patients.”
Oct 16, 2020
SciTechDaily – Scientists have developed, for the first time, a score that can accurately predict which patients will develop a severe form of Covid-19.
The study, led by researchers at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, is published in The Lancet’s translational research journal EBioMedicine.
The measurement, called the Dublin-Boston score, is designed to enable clinicians to make...
"Doctors engage with you and have a direct effect on your life, health, and your mortality. This is much different than your relationship with a local restaurant, barber, or laundromat. Leaving this decision up to online reviews may not lead to the health outcome you desire."
Sep 22, 2020
Medifind – Today’s consumers consult internet reviews to make a lot of decisions.
From buying cars and bikes to finding the best local restaurant or hair...
"Overall, 81% of RLF-100™-treated patients survived beyond 60 days, compared to 17% of control patients."
Oct 13, 2020
GENEVA and RADNOR, PA, PRNewswire – RELIEF THERAPEUTICS Holding AG and NeuroRx, Inc., today announced topline results from 45 patients assessed in an open-label prospective study where 21 patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) with critical COVID-19 and respiratory failure were treated with RLF-100™(aviptadil) and compared to 24 control patients treated in the same setting.
“Conversations with your doctor can be intimate. I don’t like other people listening in.”
While 30 million Americans collect unemployment, remote workers in India listen in on medical appointments and take notes for US doctors
Sarah Kwon, Kaiser Health News
October 1, 2020
Podiatrist Dr. Mark Lewis greets his first patient of the morning in his suburban Seattle exam room and points to a tiny video camera mounted on the right rim of his glasses.
“This is my scribe,...
Oct 3, 2020
Washington Post – The president is receiving remdesivir, an antiviral drug that has shown modest benefits for some people, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and has “completed his first dose and is resting comfortably,” according to a late Friday statement from his physician.
Remdesivir was developed in partnership with government agencies and at least $70 million from U.S. taxpayers.
For doctors and researchers, clinical studies have reinforced questions about the effectiveness of...
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