Tag Archives: Drug

There’s ‘no magic drug’ for treating coronavirus, expert says, as authorities study using existing medicines

It is the most restrictive order by a governor so far during the novel coronavirus pandemic. It applies to most of the state’s 40 million residents. There are exceptions for workers in “16 critical infrastructure sections.” The order takes effect Thursday night. “Those that work in critical sectors should go to work. Grocery stores, pharmacies,… Read More »

New coronavirus protein reveals drug target

Drugs previously in development for SARS could be effective for COVID-19 By Marla Paul A potential drug target has been identified in a newly mapped protein of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The structure was solved by a team including the University of Chicago (U of C), the U.S. Department of Energy’s… Read More »

Two drug companies partner with US government for coronavirus treatment and vaccine

Government medical agencies are contracting with two different pharmaceutical companies to try to lock down a vaccine and treatment against the new strain of coronavirus that has been spreading globally. There currently are no vaccines or treatments for the coronavirus, which has infected over 72,000 in China and killed over 1,800 there, but officials are… Read More »

Novel drug targets tumor growth in advanced kidney cancer

Scientists report promising activity of a novel drug that targets a key molecular driver of clear cell renal cell carcinoma in patients with metastatic disease. Researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report a response rate of 24 percent across all risk categories of patients given an oral first-in-class agent that targets hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) 2-a, which promotes… Read More »

‘A new era’: First peanut allergy drug for children, teens approved by U.S. regulators

U.S. health regulators approved the first drug for children and teenagers with peanut allergies, marking a potential paradigm shift in treatment. The drug, which will be sold under the brand name Palforzia, will be marketed by Aimmune Therapeutics Inc.. The therapy involves ingesting small doses of peanut protein, gradually increased over time to help desensitize… Read More »

1st peanut allergy drug for children approved by FDA – NBCNews.com

In a new, groundbreaking development in the fight against food allergies, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first treatment for children with peanut allergies on Friday. “Peanut allergy affects approximately 1 million children in the U.S. and only 1 out of 5 of these children will outgrow their allergy,” said Dr. Peter Marks, director… Read More »