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Almost one in ten HIV PrEP users report buying antibiotics for STI prevention, raising concerns over potential antibiotic resistance

An online community survey conducted in the UK shows that 9% of HIV PrEP users are buying antibiotics to prevent themselves from getting STIs. The survey results from 2019 were published in last month in the Sexually Transmitted Infections journal. Those buying antibiotics were more likely to have had at least five condomless sexual partners… 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 »

Novartis’ hot new eye drug Beovu tied to potential vision loss: experts

Novartis has touted early success for its new eye drug Beovu, but an alert tying the drug to potential vision loss might cause docs to balk when it comes to prescribing the medicine.  The American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) issued a note Sunday night to members about 14 cases of retinal vasculitis for Beovu patients, 11 of which were occlusive retinal vasculitis that… Read More »