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Assessing Operation Warp Speed: What’s working, what’s not

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Is [Operation Warp Speed] working? Roughly five months after top U.S. health officials coalesced around the idea of a public-private ...
$10 COVID saliva test with results in three hours approved for rollout

$10 COVID saliva test with results in three hours approved for rollout

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[A] new test, which is called SalivaDirect and was developed by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health, allows ...
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Gilead’s remdesivir offers little benefit for coronavirus patients in early trial

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The antiviral medicine remdesivir from Gilead Sciences failed to speed the improvement of patients with Covid-19 or prevent them from ...
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Unconventional drug ‘lottery’ will hand out 50 doses of Zolgensma, world’s most expensive gene therapy

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The lottery that began [recently] was not about money, or about choosing a school, or about obtaining a visa. It ...
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FDA investigation: Traces of possible carcinogens found in common heartburn meds, including Zantac, raising pharmaceutical supply chain safety concerns

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Regulators in the U.S. and Europe are investigating why traces of a possible carcinogen were found in certain heartburn drugs, ...
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Do we really need a more potent, and more addictive, opioid?

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In the midst of a national opioid crisis, how badly do we need another formidable painkiller? This vexing question has ...
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Opioid controversy: FDA approves powerful new drug despite addiction concerns

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In a highly controversial move, the Food and Drug Administration approved an especially powerful opioid painkiller despite criticism that the ...
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FDA changing policy on how best to spur development of biosimilar drugs that resemble brand-name biologics

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In an unusual step, the Food and Drug Administration withdrew a draft guidance that was issued last fall to help companies develop ...

FDA pressed by Congressmen to approve controversial Duchenne drug

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. As a crucial deadline ...

Unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions hindering efforts to curb antibiotic resistance

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. As public health officials ...