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Eligibility Guidelines for Black Kidney Patients on Transplant Waitlists Must Change

Disparities in regard to kidney transplant access in the United States remain persistent. But new findings published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology suggests that waitlist policies play a role in whether Black patients are able to get transplants before their disease progresses to organ failure, according to a recent press release.… Read More »

FDA Approves Amondys 45 (casimersen) Injection for the Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) in Patients Amenable to Skipping Exon 45

FDA Approves Amondys 45 (casimersen) Injection for the Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) in Patients Amenable to Skipping Exon 45 CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT), the leader in precision genetic medicine for rare diseases, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Amondys… Read More »

FDA Approves Libtayo (cemiplimab-rwlc) Monotherapy for Patients with First-line Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with PD-L1 Expression of ≥50%

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and PARIS, Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Sanofi today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the PD-1 inhibitor Libtayo (cemiplimab-rwlc) for the first-line treatment of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have high PD-L1 expression (tumor proportion score ≥50%), as determined by an… Read More »

John Ivison: The math of saving lives — Canada’s drug battle leaves patients caught in the middle

Article content continued We feel that everyone is blaming someone else and patients are caught in the middle Vertex has done spectacularly well from Trikafta this year, reporting sales of US$ 918 million in second quarter of this year, from zero last year. That helped the company’s net income to soar 213 per cent year… Read More »

Patients who had more severe COVID-19 may be the best donors for convalescent plasma therapy

Sex, age, and severity of disease may be useful in identifying COVID-19 survivors who are likely to have high levels of antibodies that can protect against the disease, according to a new study co-led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The findings suggest that older males who have recovered from COVID-19… Read More »