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Ridesharing may help reduce alcohol-impaired crashes: Study

Scienmag

PISCATAWAY, NJ — More rideshare trips mean fewer alcohol-involved accidents, according to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The finding adds to a growing body of work suggesting that ridesharing may take the place of drunk driving.

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Causes of Death Among Young Adults by Race and Ethnicity in Texas During the COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020

JAMA Internal Medicine

This cohort study examines mortality data from Texas, a racially and ethnically diverse state, to better understand excess mortality among adults aged 25 to 44 years during early months of the COVID-19 pandemic

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How well do wet masks contain droplets?

Scienmag

After studying the effectiveness of varying layers of masks in stopping respiratory droplets from escaping face masks, a team of international researchers has now turned their attention to modeling what happens to droplets when they come in contact with wet masks.

Study: Biogen’s Aduhelm Caused Brain Swelling in Over One-Third of Study Participants

BioSpace

Even before the drug's approval on June 7, there were cases of amyloid-related imaging abnormalities (ARIA-E), or cerebral edema, observed in the trials

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An Innovative & Creative Problem Solver Approach to Selling in the Medical Device Space

Speaker: Steve Goldstein, Sales Leader

Currently in sales or involved in a business that depends on strong sales results? Join Steve Goldstein, Sales Success Coach, Motivational Speaker and Medical Device Sales Leader from Gold Selling LLC. You will absorb critical strategies to become a trusted partner in greater sales success.

National poll: 4 in 5 parents say children today aren’t as thankful as they should be

Scienmag

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – As families prepare to celebrate a holiday focused on gratitude, many parents say their children aren’t as thankful as they should be. Credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at University of Michigan Health ANN ARBOR, Mich. –

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Efficacy of Inhaled Ciclesonide for Outpatient Treatment of Adolescents and Adults With Symptomatic COVID-19

JAMA Internal Medicine

This randomized clinical trial examines the efficacy of the inhaled steroid ciclesonide in reducing the time to alleviation of all COVID-19–related symptoms among nonhospitalized participants with symptomatic COVID-19 infection

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Prevalence of Medications That May Raise Blood Pressure Among Adults With Hypertension

JAMA Internal Medicine

This cross-sectional study characterizes the prevalent use of medications that may raise BP and examine their associations with BP control and antihypertensive use

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CDC Authorizes Boosters for All Adults, Highlighting 50-Plus

BioSpace

?The recommendation comes after a thorough evaluation of both products' effectiveness and safety profiles, presented at the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices last week

Time to Benefit of Bisphosphonate Therapy Among Postmenopausal Women With Osteoporosis

JAMA Internal Medicine

This meta-analysis uses data from randomized clinical trials to assess the time to benefit of bisphosphonate therapy for the prevention of nonvertebral fractures among postmenopausal women with osteoporosis

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Effective Long-Term in Teens; US Vaccine Data in 2076?

BioSpace

?News on COVID-19 vaccine developments and disease studies continue to deliver highs and lows. Here are some of the more recent happenings

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

FDA Approves First Drug to Improve Growth in Children with Most Common Form of Dwarfism

The Pharma Data

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Voxzogo (vosoritide) injection to improve growth in children five years of age and older with achondroplasia and open epiphyses (growth plates), meaning these children still have the potential to grow.

Despite Positive Phase II Data, Connect Derm Drug Faces Tough Market

BioSpace

Connect Biopharma shares plummeted 55% despite reported positive topline data from its Phase II trial of CBP-201 for adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis

Germany’s Thuringian Court of Appeal issues Final Judgment on September 17, 2021 in favor of Samix/Medisca’s successful defense of its proprietary design and knowhow of its compounding systems against Gako

BioTech 365

Germany’s Thuringian Court of Appeal issues Final Judgment on September 17, 2021 in favor of Samix/Medisca’s successful defense of its proprietary design and knowhow of its compounding systems against Gako Germany’s Thuringian Court of Appeal issues Final Judgment on September … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Novartis May Have a Suitor for Sandoz; Merck Closes Acceleron Deal

BioSpace

After indicating it might entertain a sale, Novartis may receive an offer from investment group EQT and the Struengmann family for its generic unit Sandoz

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Vifor Pharma to spearhead development of vascular calcification field, through acquisition of Sanifit Therapeutics and Inositec AG

BioTech 365

FDA Action Alert: Takeda, Aadi and Fennec

BioSpace

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a few PDUFA dates for the Thanksgiving Holiday week. Here’s a look

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GenSight Biologics to Host Key Opinion Leader Webcast on Outcomes Among Compassionate Use Patients Treated Bilaterally with LUMEVOQ® in the US

BioTech 365

GenSight Biologics to Host Key Opinion Leader Webcast on Outcomes Among Compassionate Use Patients Treated Bilaterally with LUMEVOQ® in the US GenSight Biologics to Host Key Opinion Leader Webcast on Outcomes Among Compassionate Use Patients Treated Bilaterally with LUMEVOQ® in … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Bluebird Spreads Wings After Company Split; REGENXBIO Gets Orphan Nod

BioSpace

The FDA has granted Cambridge-based bluebird Bio a Priority Review of its Biologics License Application for betibeglogene autotemcel (beti-cel

Zenas BioPharma Acquires Exclusive Worldwide Rights to Obexelimab from Xencor

BioTech 365

Zenas BioPharma Acquires Exclusive Worldwide Rights to Obexelimab from Xencor Zenas BioPharma Acquires Exclusive Worldwide Rights to Obexelimab from Xencor — Xencor receives rights to additional equity in Zenas as upfront payment and is eligible for up to $480 million … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Investment Banking Prowess Paved Jennifer Jarrett’s Path to Arcus Biosciences

BioSpace

“I hope to thread the needle between pricing responsibly and achieving profitability," Jarrett said

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Which pharmaceutical drugs have the most drug patents in Yugoslavia?

Drug Patent Watch

This chart shows the drugs with the most patents in Yugoslavia. Patents must be filed in each country (or, in some cases regional patent office) where patent protection is desired.…. The post Which pharmaceutical drugs have the most drug patents in Yugoslavia?

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Twist Bioscience Acquires Abveris to Complement Antibody Capabilities

BioSpace

Twist Bioscience snapped up in vivo antibody discovery company Abveris Inc. in a deal valued at up to $190 million. The acquisition is expected to bolster Twist’s biopharma antibody capabilities

Agra Ventures Issues Shares as Regular Payment of Partial Amount of Interest on Debt

BioTech 365

Agra Ventures Issues Shares as Regular Payment of Partial Amount of Interest on Debt Agra Ventures Issues Shares as Regular Payment of Partial Amount of Interest on Debt VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Agra Ventures Ltd. … Continue reading → GlobeNewswire

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Two Chinese Biopharmas Align in $200 Million IO Deal

BioSpace

CStone forged a licensing agreement with Jiangsu Hengrui Pharmaceuticals that grants the company access to a monoclonal antibody aimed at multiple forms of cancer

NOXXON: New Phase 1/2 Data On NOX-A12 & Radiotherapy Combination in Brain Cancer Presented at the Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting 2021

BioTech 365

NOXXON: New Phase 1/2 Data On NOX-A12 & Radiotherapy Combination in Brain Cancer Presented at the Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting 2021 NOXXON: New Phase 1/2 Data On NOX-A12 & Radiotherapy Combination in Brain Cancer Presented at the Society for … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Clinical Catch-Up: November 15-19

BioSpace

With the last full week before the Thanksgiving week in the U.S., companies had a fair amount of clinical trial news. Here’s a look

Mesoblast and Oaktree Capital Enter Into Refinancing and Expansion of Senior Debt Facility

BioTech 365

Mesoblast and Oaktree Capital Enter Into Refinancing and Expansion of Senior Debt Facility Mesoblast and Oaktree Capital Enter Into Refinancing and Expansion of Senior Debt Facility NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mesoblast Limited (Nasdaq:MESO; ASX:MSB), global leader … Continue reading → GlobeNewswire

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Prepare to Answer These Six Questions for Your Pharmacy Job Interview

BioSpace

Before going for a pharmacy job interview, you should be prepared to give the best answers possible. Here are six questions you should be ready for