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FDA Approves Opdivo (nivolumab) + Yervoy (ipilimumab) as the First and Only Immunotherapy Treatment for Previously Untreated Unresectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

PRINCETON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE) October 2, 2020 — Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) today announced that Opdivo (nivolumab) 360 mg every three weeks plus Yervoy (ipilimumab) 1 mg/kg every six weeks (injections for intravenous use) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first-line treatment of adult patients with unresectable malignant pleural… Read More »

In a first, MorphoSys, Incyte win Monjuvi FDA nod in lymphoma to challenge Roche’s Polivy

The FDA hasn’t specifically approved a therapy for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma after an initial line of therapy—until now. MorphoSys and Incyte’s Monjuvi—also known as tafasitamab—in combination with Celgene’s Revlimid now represents the first FDA-approved second-line regimen for DLBCL, the two companies said Friday. Because of Monjuvi’s importance… Read More »

Coronavirus single-day case tally in US tops 50,000 for first time, reports say

The U.S. reported a record 52,788 new coronavirus infections Wednesday, the first time the single-day number has exceeded 50,000, according to reports. Wednesday’s total topped the previous record, set last Sunday, by 8,600 cases, according to the Financial Times. It also came one day after Dr. Anthony Fauci of the White House coronavirus task force predicted… Read More »

Number of people dying in England and Wales drops BELOW average for the first time since March

UK announces 155 more Covid-19 victims as daily death rate drops 10% in a week and top scientist says the first wave is OVER with data showing number of fatalities has fallen BELOW average for the first time since the outbreak began Government data shows number of daily fatalities has dropped 10% in a week… Read More »

First Edition: April 7, 2020

Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations. Kaiser Health News: Nursing Homes Have Thousands Of Ventilators That Hospitals Desperately Need As the number of COVID-19 patients climbs and health officials hunt for ventilators to treat them, nursing homes across the United States have a cache ― about 8,200 of the lifesaving machines, according… Read More »

Obamacare’s health care protections face first true test in coronavirus crisis – NBCNews.com

The Affordable Care Act turned 10 last month and is credited with helping 20 million more Americans get health insurance than before the law was enacted. But the coronavirus pandemic could be the first true test of how well “Obamacare” works at preventing significant coverage loss, experts say. For people stricken with COVID-19, the disease… Read More »