Fri.Jan 22, 2021

Long-acting HIV drug secures FDA approval, giving GSK a competitive boost

Bio Pharma Dive

Rather than a once-a-day pill, Cabenuva comes as a once-a-month injection. That convenience could become a valuable tool for GSK as it tries to broaden adoption of two-drug treatments

Pfizer Will Ship Fewer Covid-19 Vaccine Vials to Account for ‘Extra’ Doses

NY Times

After the surprise discovery of an extra dose in every vial, Pfizer executives successfully lobbied the F.D.A. to change the vaccine’s formal authorization language. The company charges by the dose.

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Pricing challenge looms for Novartis as cholesterol drug's US fate remains unclear

Bio Pharma Dive

Pricing inclisiran roughly on par with injectable medicines Repatha and Praluent would be cost-effective, an ICER analysis found. But the FDA recently delayed a decision on the Novartis therapy, leaving it in regulatory limbo

Thrombocytopenia Drugs Market: What Newer Agents Are Expected To Enter The Market?

Delveinsight

The launch of a novel drug in the market is not less than a celebration in the pharmaceutical and healthcare market; however, it also brings the real challenge of sustenance in the market. Similar is the picture of the Thrombocytopenia Drugs Market.

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is safe for elderly people, says WHO

BioPharma Reporter

The World Health Organizationâs Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety says it has not seen any unexpected or untoward increase in fatalities in frail and elderly individuals who have received the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Markets & Regulations

Climate and carbon cycle trends of the past 50 million years reconciled

Scienmag

Credit: NASA image courtesy Jeff Williams Predictions of future climate change require a clear and nuanced understanding of Earth’s past climate. In a study published today in Science Advances, University of Hawai’i (UH) at M?noa

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Gilead says Veklury should work against COVID-19 variants

Pharma Phorum

Gilead Sciences says its antiviral Veklury should be effective against the new, more contagious COVID-19 variants discovered in the UK and South Africa.

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Pfizer Will Ship Fewer Vaccine Vials to Account for ‘Extra’ Doses

NY Times

After the surprise discovery of an extra dose in every vial, Pfizer executives successfully lobbied the F.D.A. to change the vaccine’s formal authorization language. The company charges by the dose.

University of Cincinnati research unveils possible new combo therapy for head and neck cancer

Scienmag

Study found an approved drug could make radiation therapy more effective Credit: Colleen Kelley/University of Cincinnati Head and neck cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide, and while effective treatments exist, sadly, the cancer often returns.

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Intoucher Salutes Biden’s Home State, Catches CNN’s Ear

Intouch Solutions

Intouch account director and hip hop artist Matt "Boy" Pierce recently made headlines with a rapped ode to Delaware. Learn more and check out his video! The post Intoucher Salutes Biden’s Home State, Catches CNN’s Ear appeared first on Intouch Solutions. Intouch Culture

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Crystal structures in super slow motion

Scienmag

Physicists from Göttingen first to succeed in filming a phase transition with extremely high spatial and temporal resolution Credit: Dr Murat Sivis Laser beams can be used to change the properties of materials in an extremely precise way.

Lupus Research Alliance Hails Approval of Aurinia’s Lupkynis(TM) (voclosporin)

The Pharma Data

NEW YORK , Jan. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is excited to share that the U.S.

New technique builds super-hard metals from nanoparticles

Scienmag

Credit: Chen Lab / Brown University PROVIDENCE, R.I. Brown University] — Metallurgists have all kinds of ways to make a chunk of metal harder. They can bend it, twist it, run it between two rollers or pound it with a hammer.

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Disparities in Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility Still Exist

The Pharma Data

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 — Despite increases in lung cancer screening eligibility, gender, racial, and ethnic screening disparities may still persist, according to a study published online Jan. 12 in JAMA Network Open. Thomas J. Reese, Pharm.D.,

No more needles for diagnostic tests?

Scienmag

Nearly pain-free microneedle patch can test for antibodies and more in the fluid between cells Credit: Image: Sisi Cao Blood draws are no fun. They hurt. Veins can burst, or even roll — like they’re trying to avoid the needle, too.

Nearly Two-Thirds of Canadian Cardiac Physicians Burned Out

The Pharma Data

Professional. Nearly Two-Thirds of Canadian Cardiac Physicians Burned Out. FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 — Physicians at a Canadian cardiovascular center report higher levels of prepandemic burnout than U.S. colleagues, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in CMAJ Open. Barry Rubin, M.D.,

A professor from RUDN University developed new liquid crystals

Scienmag

Credit: RUDN University A professor from RUDN University together with his Indian colleagues synthesized and studied new dibenzophenazine-based liquid crystals that could potentially be used in optoelectronics and solar panels.

Regeneron Antibody Cocktail Shows Clinical Benefit in Study | 2021-01-22

The Pharma Data

Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody cocktail reduced medical visits for COVID-19 patients who had not been hospitalized by almost 50 percent, according to interim clinical trial results reported by researchers at the company.

Regulating the ribosomal RNA production line

Scienmag

Cryo-electron microscopy study allows researchers to visualize structural changes in an E.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available To Priority Management Residents and Staff in Texas

BioTech 365

Defects may help scientists understand the exotic physics of topology

Scienmag

Credit: Kitt Peterson Real-world materials are usually messier than the idealized scenarios found in textbooks. Imperfections can add complications and even limit a material’s usefulness.

California Pharmacy Professionals to Thrive Under President Biden’s COVID-19 Strategy

BioTech 365

Tiny particles that seed clouds can form from trace gases over open sea

Scienmag

Understanding previously undocumented source of new particle formation will improve models of aerosols, clouds, and their impact on Earth’s climate Credit: Image courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility.

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Half of Americans Still Not Wearing Masks When Out in Public: Poll

The Pharma Data

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 — Though masks are effective in stopping the spread of COVID-19 , half of Americans don’t wear them when mixing with the public. That’s a key takeaway from the ongoing study of more than 6,000 U.S.

FSD Pharma Sets Date for Annual Meeting

BioTech 365

FSD Pharma Sets Date for Annual Meeting FSD Pharma Sets Date for Annual Meeting TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FSD Pharma Inc.

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Antibody Drug May Protect Nursing Home Residents, Staff From COVID-19

The Pharma Data

Professional. Antibody Drug May Protect Nursing Home Residents, Staff From COVID-19. FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 — An antibody drug that has emergency use authorization from the U.S.

Pfizer and BioNTech Reach Agreement with COVAX for Advance Purchase of Vaccine to Help Combat COVID-19

BioTech 365

Pfizer and BioNTech Reach Agreement with COVAX for Advance Purchase of Vaccine to Help Combat COVID-19 Pfizer and BioNTech Reach Agreement with COVAX for Advance Purchase of Vaccine to Help Combat COVID-19 Initial agreement provides up to 40 million doses … Continue reading → Business Wire

Adults Delaying Even Emergency Care During COVID-19

The Pharma Data

Professional. Adults Delaying Even Emergency Care During COVID-19. FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 — Two-thirds of Americans are concerned about going to medical appointments even for an emergency when COVID-19 rates are high in their area, according to the results of a survey released Jan.

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Exelixis Announces U.S. FDA Approval of CABOMETYX® (cabozantinib) in Combination with OPDIVO® (nivolumab) as a First-Line Treatment for Patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

BioTech 365

Exelixis Announces U.S. FDA Approval of CABOMETYX® (cabozantinib) in Combination with OPDIVO® (nivolumab) as a First-Line Treatment for Patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma Exelixis Announces U.S.

FDA Approves First Monthly Injectable Regimen for HIV

The Pharma Data

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first monthly injectable, complete regimen for HIV-infected adults, the agency announced Thursday.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves OPDIVO® (nivolumab) in Combination with CABOMETYX® (cabozantinib) as First-line Treatment for Patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

BioTech 365

Food and Drug Administration Approves OPDIVO® (nivolumab) in Combination with CABOMETYX® (cabozantinib) as First-line Treatment for Patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma U.S.

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UK Prime Minister Says British COVID Variant May Be More Deadly

The Pharma Data

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Friday that a new, more infectious coronavirus variant first spotted in the United Kingdom late last year could also be more lethal.

ACSL1 as a main catalyst of CoA conjugation of propionic acid-class NSAIDs in liver

Scienmag

For Rising Number of People, Obesity Is a Literal Headache

The Pharma Data

THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 — As worldwide obesity rates continue to soar, new research shows that growing numbers of people are developing a potentially blinding type of weight-linked headache that was once considered rare. Though the study was conducted in Wales, one U.S.

Ageing dams pose growing threat: UN

Scienmag

By 2050, most of humanity will live downstream of large dams built in the 20th century; Increasingly expensive to maintain, experts foresee a trend to decommissioning dams Credit: UNU-INWEH By 2050, most people on Earth will live downstream of tens of thousands of large dams built in the 20th century, many of them already operating […].

Keeping tabs on Covid-19: UK firm tests oral delivery of Covid-19 vaccine and Novavax aims to distribute 51 million vaccines to Australia

The Pharma Data

As research developments into RNA vaccines help scientists accelerate drug candidates to arm the immune system against coronavirus, Pharma IQ ’s Keeping tabs on Covid-19 update returns with news from some of the biotechnology innovators leading the fight against the global pandemic.

Targeted coating improves graphene oxide membranes for nanofiltration

Scienmag

Credit: LI Sushuang Nanofiltration (NF) is an advanced technology for treating wastewater containing organic micropollutants (OMPs). Recently, a research group led by Prof.