2020

Prescription Digital Therapeutics: When Software Is the Active Ingredient

Camargo

With smartphones now ubiquitous, interest has increased in digital health solutions such as telemedicine platforms. The post Prescription Digital Therapeutics: When Software Is the Active Ingredient appeared first on Camargo. Blog Combination Products Device

The sweeping biotech business model

World of DTC Marketing

R&D has been replaced with acquisitions. The latest is J&J’s deal to buy out Momenta for $6.5 billion. This week alone Sanofi, BMS, and other big pharma companies have spent billions on the purchase of smaller, promising companies who have drugs that could lead to happy investors.

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Research to bring more secure software for autonomous battlefield operations

Scienmag

Credit: U.S. Army Operational Test Command photo/Tad Browning WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Drones and other unmanned machines can save human lives on the battlefield, but adversaries could hack into their artificial intelligence software.

How biotech and pharma companies pay their CEOs, and their workers

Bio Pharma Dive

The median CEO of 231 drug companies analyzed by BioPharma Dive earned 50% more last year than in 2017, a leap that far outpaced the more modest pay gains among employees

Scientists identify new gene involved in autism spectrum disorder

Scienmag

Forward genetics pinpoints gene linked to ASD involving severe speech impairment and opens door to search for more mutations, future treatments Credit: Photo taken by Brian Coats for UT Southwestern Medical Center DALLAS – Dec.

Time to Reassess Tocilizumab’s Role in COVID-19 Pneumonia

JAMA Internal Medicine

In this issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, 3 important articles explore the use of tocilizumab in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia. Tocilizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that binds human interleukin 6 (IL-6) receptors.

Moderna Vaccine Is Highly Protective and Prevents Severe Covid, Data Show

NY Times

The positive review likely ensures that the F.D.A. will grant emergency authorization for a second coronavirus vaccine this week for millions of Americans.

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Lilly offers first evidence that its antibody drug may help treat COVID-19

Bio Pharma Dive

The results, from a mid-stage study of Lilly's drug, suggest treatment helped lower virus levels, but the degree to which patients benefited remains unclear

Could a COVID-19 breath test help UK out of lockdown?

Pharma Phorum

A potential COVID-19 breath test has been unveiled in the UK, as the country desperately searches for alternatives to crippling lockdown measures to prevent the disease from spreading.

Third Plasma Donation Drive from Shincheonji Church Expected to Gather 4,000 Donors

The Pharma Data

DAEGU, KOREA, November 09, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — South Korean religious group Shincheonji Church of Jesus has announced their third convalescent plasma donation drive to take place for 3 weeks starting November 16th at an Indoor Athletics Center in Daegu.

Accelerated Authorizations Using Surrogate Endpoints: Takeaways from DIA 2020

Camargo

Sponsors and regulators use surrogate endpoints to predict the long-term benefits of drug products that. The post Accelerated Authorizations Using Surrogate Endpoints: Takeaways from DIA 2020 appeared first on Camargo. Blog Clinical Studies, Phases I-IV

Optimism on Pfizer COVID vaccine is unwarranted

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY : Pfizer’s 90 percent effectiveness is very impressive, but the rate is based on a relatively small number of people and the data has not been peer-reviewed but today headlines rule the news, not content.

Clinical Development in Inflammatory Diseases: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Journal for Clinical Studies

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterised by an inflammatory polyarthritis that preferentiallyaffects the small joints. RA is… Current features Volume 12 Issue 6

Therapeutics for ‘COVID-19 Long-Haulers’ Exploding onto the Scene as 2020 Ends

BioSpace

BioSpace spoke with just a couple of companies endeavoring to make 2021 a happier new year for survivors now suffering from the life-altering after-effects of COVID-19

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Ivory Coast creates first marine protected area

Scienmag

Credit: CEM Ivory Coast has announced the creation of its first Marine Protected Area (MPA). The MPA will cover 2,600km2 (1,000 square miles) of pristine ocean off the coast of Grand-Béréby, protecting marine biodiversity including threatened shark and turtle species.

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Clinical Course and Molecular Viral Shedding Among Patients With SARS-CoV-2 Infection

JAMA Internal Medicine

This cohort study quantitatively describes molecular viral shedding in asymptomatic and symptomatic patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection

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Boston Doctor Develops Severe Allergic Reaction After Getting Moderna Vaccine

NY Times

The patient, who has a severe shellfish allergy, recovered quickly with treatment. Until now, reports of severe reactions had been linked to the Pfizer vaccine.

DNA analysis could pinpoint ‘long haulers’ among COVID-19 patients

Outsourcing Pharma

The analytical tool, developed via Bionano Genomics, maps structural variations in DNA that are known to cause disease and are tied to symptom severity. COVID-19

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Merck signs $356M deal to supply US with experimental coronavirus drug

Bio Pharma Dive

The drugmaker spent $425 million a month ago to acquire the biotech developer of the treatment, which tamps down on the body's inflammatory response to viral infections

Benefits of Getting Counseling

Triage Cancer

Like many people, I thought fighting cancer was a physical battle and that recovering from surgery was the victory. Looking back now, seven years later, I see that the battle had two fronts: the physical and the emotional. I neglected the latter.

5 Ways That Digital Signage Improves a Doctor’s Office

Pharma Mirror

When you many patients think of a doctor’s office, hospital, or healthcare facility, they picture a stuffy, cold, and outdated facility that increases your anxiety. Offices with old decor prevent patients from visiting the doctor regularly and feeling relaxed.

Emergency Use Authorizations: What Is an EUA, and Does Your Product Qualify?

Camargo

On January 31, 2020, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared a national. The post Emergency Use Authorizations: What Is an EUA, and Does Your Product Qualify? appeared first on Camargo. Blog Regulatory Strategy & Submissions

Telehealth will be worth about $25 billion in 2021

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY: Deloitte predicts that the percentage of virtual video visits to doctors will rise to 5% globally in 2021, up from an estimated 1% in 2019. While 5% may not sound like much, consider that 8.5 billion doctor’s visits, worth a total of approximately US$500 billion.

12 facts you must know – FLU SEASON 2020/2021

Druggist

With just one month to go, flu season 2020/2021 is just around the corner. It is expected to be that demand for flu vaccination service will be high this year. NHS England has an ambitious target for the uptake in eligible patients groups of at least 75%.

SARS-CoV-2, the COVID-19 Virus, is Mutating, But So Far, Slowly

BioSpace

Viruses mutate, and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is not different. Luckily, it appears to mutate relatively slowly. Meanwhile, researchers are beginning to get a grip on the virus’s evolution

Cause of Alzheimer’s disease traced to mutation in common enzyme

Scienmag

Mutation to MARK4 makes proteins stickier and more likely to clump in brain Credit: Tokyo Metropolitan University Tokyo, Japan – Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered a new mechanism by which clumps of tau protein are created in the brain, killing brain cells and causing Alzheimer’s disease.

Efficacy and Safety of Hydroxychloroquine vs Placebo for Pre-exposure SARS-CoV-2 Prophylaxis Among Health Care Workers

JAMA Internal Medicine

This randomized clinical trial evaluates the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine to prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in health care workers with exposure to patients with COVID-19 at 2 hospitals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Moderna Applies for Emergency F.D.A. Approval for Its Coronavirus Vaccine

NY Times

The first shots could be given as early as Dec. 21, if authorization is granted.

Colchicine added to UK’s COVID-19 ‘RECOVERY’ trial

Pharma Times

Commonly used anti-inflammatory drug added to list of potential treatments

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A cure for hemophilia is closer than ever. For many patients, it could be just out of reach.

Bio Pharma Dive

Approval of BioMarin's Roctavian, should it come as expected this week, would deliver on decades of unfulfilled hopes for a gene therapy fix to one of the earliest identified inherited diseases

Thoughtful Gifts for Individuals with Cancer

Triage Cancer

At Triage Cancer we believe in sharing resources that might be helpful to the cancer community. Today, we introduce you to Mend Together. Keep on reading for some thoughtful gift ideas for the person in your life coping with cancer. .

3 Ways Video Keeps Reps and HCPs Connected and Engaged

Pharma Marketing Network

Fast-tracking digital communication is now the new normal across many industries. The healthcare industry is no exception, and for pharma sales reps engaging with healthcare professionals, human connection is key.

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In the News: October Regulatory and Development Updates

Camargo

Each month, Camargo’s “In the News” series highlights important changes and advancements in the regulatory and development space and explores how those changes could impact your program. Unpacking the (Black) Box: Antares Licenses Urology Product with Boxed Warning.

COVID-19 and obesity is a lethal mix

World of DTC Marketing

QUICK READ : Obesity is associated with a higher risk of developing severe symptoms and complications of coronavirus disease, independent of other illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease. So why haven’t we acted?

In milestone, FDA clears coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer, BioNTech for emergency use

Bio Pharma Dive

Vaccinations are expected to begin within days of the historic decision, which follows early approvals in the U.K., Canada and Mexico

Is China Using CRISPR to Create Super Soldiers?

BioSpace

Has China discovered a super-soldier formula through the capabilities of genetic engineering? A U.S. government official claims this is exactly what is happening

CBD helps reduce lung damage from COVID by increasing levels of protective peptide

Scienmag