Journalists Dig in on Delta Variant Risks and Opioid Overdose Deaths

KHN Midwest correspondent Lauren Weber discussed outbreaks caused by the covid-19 delta variant in Missouri and elsewhere on Newsy on Thursday. Click here to watch Weber on Newsy Read Weber’s “The Delta Variant Thrives in a State of Political and Public Health Discord“ KHN correspondent Aneri Pattani discussed opioids and the rise in overdose deaths on Newsy’s “Morning Rush” on […]

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FDA Approves Vaxneuvance

FDA Approves Vaxneuvance (Pneumococcal 15-valent Conjugate Vaccine) for the Prevention of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Adults KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Vaxneuvance (Pneumococcal 15-valent Conjugate Vaccine) (pronounced VAKS-noo-vans) for active immunization for the prevention of invasive disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae […]

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FDA Approves Rylaze

FDA Approves Rylaze (asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi (recombinant)-rywn) for the Treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or Lymphoblastic Lymphoma DUBLIN, June 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Rylaze (asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi (recombinant)-rywn) for use as a component of a multi-agent chemotherapeutic regimen for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic […]

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You’ve Added Your Kids to Your Health Plan. What About Mom?

SACRAMENTO — When Laura Chavez’s 74-year-old mom needed eye surgery last month, Chavez paid cash for the procedure. The cost? $15,000 — and that was for just one eye. She couldn’t afford both. Her mom, Esperanza Chavez, doesn’t qualify for Medicare because of her immigration status. And she can’t find a private health insurance plan under $1,000 a month. “We’re […]

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Doctors More Likely to Prescribe Opioids to Covid ‘Long Haulers,’ Raising Addiction Fears

Covid survivors are at risk from a possible second pandemic, this time of opioid addiction, given the high rate of painkillers being prescribed to these patients, health experts say. A new study in Nature found alarmingly high rates of opioid use among covid survivors with lingering symptoms at Veterans Health Administration facilities. About 10% of covid survivors develop “long covid,” […]

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FDA Approves Trodelvy, the First Treatment for Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Shown to Improve Progression-Free Survival and Overall Survival

FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 7, 2021– Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted full approval to Trodelvy® (sacituzumab govitecan-hziy) for adult patients with unresectable locally advanced or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) who have received two or more prior systemic therapies, at least one of them for metastatic disease. The approval is supported by data […]

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Missouri ‘Voted for This Lie,’ Says State Rep Trying to Block Medicaid Expansion

It is hard to qualify for Medicaid as an adult in Missouri. Single adults aren’t eligible for coverage through the state’s program — dubbed MO HealthNet — at all, and parents can’t make more than 21% of the federal poverty level: $5,400 in 2021 for a family of three. That was all set to change on July 1 because of […]

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Terry White Chemists Clomipramine

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. TERRY WHITE CHEMISTS CLOMIPRAMINE Contains the active ingredient, clomipramine (as clomipramine hydrochloride) Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine This leaflet answers some common questions about clomipramine. It does not contain all the available information.It does not take […]

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Zovirax Ophthalmic Ointment

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. ZOVIRAX OPHTHALMIC (EYE) OINTMENT Acyclovir Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about Zovirax ophthalmic ointment. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. All medicines have […]

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