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STAT+: The inside story of how Lykos’ MDMA research went awry

STAT

At a heated advisory committee meeting convened by the Food and Drug Administration last week, regulators repeatedly expressed frustration that Lykos, a company seeking approval of MDMA-assisted therapy to treat PTSD , failed to follow instructions and track positive feelings such as “euphoria” that could be used to inform understanding of the drug’s addiction potential.

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Urgent plea for type O blood after London cyberattack

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NHS launches an urgent appeal for type O blood donors to come forward in the wake of the cyberattack which has hamstrung hospitals and GP services in London

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Third Person in US Tests Positive for H5N1 Bird Flu, CDC Emphasizes Risk Remains Low

Pharmacy Times

Compared to other cases, the most recent patient reported more flu-like symptoms, including cough, congestion, watery eyes, and sore throat.

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Blame big pharma, not the NHS, for drug prices | Letters

The Guardian - Pharmaceutical Industry

The government must act to stop firms overcharging the NHS for cancer treatments, argues Tim Bierley I can’t imagine the distress of knowing that promising cancer treatments like Enhertu exist, yet being unable to access them because the price is too high for the NHS ( Women in England and Wales denied ‘exciting’ drug that can stop breast cancer spreading, 3 June ).

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Position Your Pharmacy for Expansion

Speaker: Chris Antypas and Josh Halladay

Access to limited distribution drugs and payer contracts are key to pharmacy expansion. But how do you prepare your operations to take the next step? Meaningful data: Collect and share clinical data regarding outcomes, utilization, and more Reporting: Limited distribution models require efficient tracking and reporting systems Workflows: Align workflows with specific pharma and payer contractual requirements For in-depth, expert insights on pharmacy expansion, watch this webinar from Inovalon.

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Bupropion Clinical Pearls – Top 5

Med Ed 101

Bupropion (Wellbutrin) is an antidepressant that is most commonly used as an alternative (or sometimes in combination) to SSRIs. In this post, I will share my most important bupropion clinical pearls as well as some things that may show up on your board exam! Seizure Risk One of the most highly testable bupropion clinical pearls […] The post Bupropion Clinical Pearls – Top 5 appeared first on Med Ed 101.

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Can Adderall cause anxiety?

The Checkup by Singlecare

Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Like most drugs, Adderall can cause some side effects. Among the potential side effects of Adderall are anxiety and panic attacks. “Adderall can cause anxiety,” says Heather Wilson, LCSW, LCADC, CCTP , the executive director of Epiphany Wellness.

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Does ibuprofen have aspirin in it?

The Checkup by Singlecare

Ibuprofen and aspirin are two common over-the-counter (OTC) drugs that are members of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory ( NSAID ) drug class. Ibuprofen is best known as a pain reliever and fever reducer, while aspirin is used more to prevent heart attack and stroke recurrence. Although ibuprofen does not contain aspirin, many of the actions of aspirin are replicated by ibuprofen.

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Addressing the Complexities of Media Formulation Development

BioPharm

Using a multi-pronged strategy to find optimum, tailored formulations is best.

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How much is Tresiba without insurance?

The Checkup by Singlecare

Tresiba is a long-acting insulin approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that is used to control high blood sugar in adults and children one year and older with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. It is a prescription biologic product that comes as a 3 mL FlexTouch prefilled pen or a 10 mL vial for use with a syringe. The FlexTouch pens are available in 100 units/mL (U-100) and 200 units/mL (U-200) concentrations.

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Is it safe to stop blood thinners before surgery?

The Checkup by Singlecare

Blood thinners are effective in reducing the risk of clots and heart attacks, but their use in a pre-surgery regimen is complicated. While anticoagulants like Warfarin, Eliquis, Xarelto, or aspirin might be necessary for people with certain heart conditions, surgeons might ask you to stop taking them before surgery. Why? We’ve got the answers right here.

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What the FDA's New Dosage Guidance Means for the Future of Clinical Research

Speaker: Dr. Ben Locwin - Biopharmaceutical Executive & Healthcare Futurist

What will the future hold for clinical research? A recent draft from the FDA provides valuable insight. In "Optimizing the Dosage of Human Prescription Drugs and Biological Products for the Treatment of Oncologic Diseases," the FDA notes that "targeted therapies demonstrate different dose-response relationships compared to cytotoxic chemotherapy, such that doses below the Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) may have similar efficacy to the MTD but with fewer toxicities.

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Nexletol (bempedoic acid) alternatives: What can I take instead of Nexletol?

The Checkup by Singlecare

Nexletol (bempedoic acid) is a prescription medication used to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attack and heart procedures, such as stent placement or bypass surgery, in people who have heart disease or are at risk of heart disease. Nexletol is currently only available as a brand-name medication. This medication is an antilipemic drug meaning it treats hyperlipidemia , an excess of lipids in the blood, such as cholesterol.

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