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Key Drugs Join PPEs on List of Front-Line Shortages

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Among the drugs are several that are key for ventilating patients and keeping airways open. Premier’s data for albuterol, for example — which is also listed as “currently in shortage” on the US Food and Drug Administration’s website — show that orders increased nationally by 53% in March and now only …

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EMA Says Stay on Angiotensin Drugs During COVID-19 Pandemic

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 27, 2020 — The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a statement advising that patients continue treatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), despite widely circulated reports that the agents could worsen coronavirus disease. “It is …

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COVID-19 and Angiotensin Drugs: Help or Harm?

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The crux of the controversy is data suggesting that use of ACE inhibitors and ARBs may increase expression of ACE2, which leads to the hypothesis that these drugs may increase patient susceptibility to the virus. Several commentaries suggesting that ACE inhibitors and ARBs may increase susceptibility in this way have …

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Some Doctors Stockpile Trial Coronavirus Drugs for Themselves, States Say

Some Doctors Stockpile Trial Coronavirus Drugs for Themselves, States Say

Doctors are hoarding medications touted as possible coronavirus treatments by writing prescriptions for themselves and family members, according to pharmacy boards in states across the country. The stockpiling has become so worrisome in Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, Nevada, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Texas that the boards in those states have issued …

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Scientists Identify 69 Drugs to Test Against the Coronavirus

Scientists Identify 69 Drugs to Test Against the Coronavirus

Nearly 70 drugs and experimental compounds may be effective in treating the coronavirus, a team of researchers reported on Sunday night. Some of the medications are already used to treat other diseases, and repurposing them to treat Covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, may be faster than trying to …

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With Minimal Evidence, Trump Asks F.D.A. to Study Malaria Drugs for Coronavirus

With Minimal Evidence, Trump Asks F.D.A. to Study Malaria Drugs for Coronavirus

President Trump on Thursday exaggerated the potential of drugs available to treat the new coronavirus, including an experimental antiviral treatment and decades-old malaria remedies that hint of promise but so far show limited evidence of healing the sick. No drug has been approved to treat the new coronavirus, and doctors …

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New Drugs May Offer Hope to Parkinson’s Patients

News Picture: New Drugs May Offer Hope to Parkinson

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) — Parkinson’s disease has no cure, but three experimental treatments may help patients cope with unpleasant symptoms and related problems, according to new research. The research findings will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in …

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Metoclopramide Drugs Get ‘Black Box’ Warning

Metoclopramide Drugs Get 'Black Box' Warning

FDA Orders Warning About Abnormal Movements Linked to Drugs Containing Metoclopramide By Miranda Hitti WebMD Health News Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD Feb. 27, 2009 — The FDA has ordered a “black box” warning, the FDA’s strongest warning, for drugs that contain metoclopramide, which is used to treat …

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Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Don’t Seem to Increase Risk of Shingles

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By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) — The newest medications used to treat autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis don’t appear to raise the risk of developing shingles, new research indicates. There has been concern that these medications, called anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) drugs, might increase the …

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We Actually Live Inside a Huge Bubble in Space, Physicist Proposes

We Actually Live Inside a Huge Bubble in Space, Physicist Proposes

This article originally appeared on VICE US. From our vantage point here on Earth, the universe can seem like a relatively calm and static place. But astronomical observations over the past century have revealed that this giant thing we live in, whatever it may be, is mysteriously expanding at an …

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