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Remdesivir, the First Coronavirus Drug, Gets a Price Tag

Remdesivir, the first drug shown to be effective against the coronavirus, will be distributed under an unusual agreement with the federal government that establishes nonnegotiable prices and prioritizes American patients, health officials announced on Monday. The arrangement may serve as a template for distribution of new treatments and vaccines as the pandemic swells, said Ernst… Read More »

Blood pressure drug improves response to cancer therapy

Scientists at Heidelberg University Hospital and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) have discovered that a drug to lower blood pressure alters the tissue characteristics of secondary tumours, or metastases, from colon cancer. The ‘stiffness’ of these metastases has an effect on the success of cancer therapies. The results are published in Cancer Cell. Heidelberg… Read More »

India’s Glenmark to study potential COVID-19 drug combination

BENGALURU (Reuters) – Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd said on Tuesday it will begin a new clinical trial in India to test a combination of two anti-viral drugs, favipiravir and umifenovir, as a potential COVID-19 treatment. The study will look to enroll 158 hospitalized patients suffering from moderate COVID-19 infections in India, the company said. Drugmakers across… Read More »

Melatonin abilify drug interactions

Blood pressure medications. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit. Side melatonin from abilify are restlessness and anxiety. Reiter RJ. Menopause Mekatonin supplements may improve sleep problems associated with menopause. Kunz D, Mahlberg R. Abilify to interactions sites are provided for drug only — they do not constitute endorsements of those other… Read More »

Trump’s claim that malaria drug can treat coronavirus gives hope, but little evidence it will work

People line up to get a test at Elmhurst Hospital due to coronavirus outbreak on March 24, 2020 in Queens, New York, United States. There are now more than 35,000 cases of COVID-19 in the United States as governments scramble to contain the spread. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez | Getty Images Hopes for a coronavirus treatment… Read More »