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Heart failure drug may treat COVID-19 long-hauler symptom

Researchers have found that an existing heart failure drug can improve the symptoms associated with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.
COVID vaccines in 2021, low income

70% of available COVID vaccines in 2021 have been pre-ordered

Currently, 16% of the global population have pre-ordered 70% of available COVID vaccines in 2021 - a group of virus experts now warn that COVID will keep evolving unless low income countries can access vaccines.
COVID in elderly patients, lung

Existing drugs could be used to fight COVID-19 in elderly patients

A research team at MIT have created a machine-learning strategy to identify existing drugs that could be repurposed to fight COVID-19 in elderly patients.
TRIPS COVID-19 waiver, trips agreement

How will everyone benefit if WTO members sign the TRIPS COVID-19 waiver?

Rachel Thrasher, Research Fellow at the Global Development Policy Center in Boston, explains how the TRIPS COVID-19 waiver rejected by the WTO could ramp up global vaccine production.
tocilizumab

Tocilizumab reduces deaths in hospitalised COVID-19 patients

A new trial has found that tocilizumab, an anti-inflammatory treatment, reduces the risk of death in patients hospitalised with COVID-19.
drug markets

COVID-19 and drugs in the European neighbourhood partnership countries

The EU drugs agency explores the impact of COVID-19 on drug markets, use and services in the European neighbourhood partnership countries.
Medical cannabis in the UK

Medical cannabis in the UK and the industry’s future

Rick Brar, CEO & Chairman of Brains Bioceutical Corp. explores the landscape of medical cannabis in the UK and the future direction of the industry.
convalescent plasma, mutation

Scientists saw COVID mutating in patient after convalescent plasma

UK based scientists witnessed how COVID-19 can mutate in a highly vulnerable patient, even when that person is undergoing convalescent plasma treatment.
pharmacy dispensary

Innovate UK invests £900k into cloud-based pharmacy dispensary software

Innovate UK has invested a further £900k of funding into Titan, a cloud-based medicine dispensary software for pharmacies.
short term cognitive, sleep

Data finds 300mg of coffee can solve short term cognitive impairment

Professor Renata Riha, at the Edinburgh Department of Sleep Medicine, released new data about how coffee can balance short term cognitive impairment - as experienced by sleep deprived people, or shift pattern workers.
Drug prices

Drug prices in the U.S. are 2.56 times higher

Prescription drug prices in the United States are 2.56 times higher than in other countries, according to a new RAND Corporation report.
opioids and pancreatic cancer, data

Scientists investigate possible link between opioids and pancreatic cancer

The team at Rush University Medical Center have conducted the first US investigation into opioid use and pancreatic cancer - how could this change prescriptions?
breast cancer chemotherapy, cholesterol

Ordinary drug could prevent heart damage from breast cancer chemotherapy

Damaged heart muscle is a tragic possibility for patients of breast cancer chemotherapy - but thanks to Dr Husam Abdel-Qadir, there may now be a way to stop it.
pharmacology

Can we live without pharmacology?

Aida Batista, Vice President of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP), explores if we can live without pharmacology, including comment on the use of opioid and sedative drugs.
HIV risks for women, drought

How is climate change increasing HIV risks for women?

When it comes to HIV risks for women, researchers found that natural disasters force vulnerable women to take any chance to secure resources - whether through transactional sex or engagement in early marriage.
HIV testing in europe, ECDC

Medical authorities call for better HIV testing in Europe

The European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) found that HIV testing in Europe is not good enough - 53% of diagnosis happens when the immune system is already failing.
COVID-19 mutation, sars

COVID-19 mutation does not make virus more infectious

Researchers at University College London have found that COVID-19 mutations do not make the virus more likely to spread, as previously feared.
managing chronic pain, anaesthetia

More evidence on how to manage chronic pain can bring relief

Dr Ganesan Baranidharan, consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, explains the power of neuromodulation for managing chronic pain and explains why comprehensive evidence is needed.
drugs and medicines

The role of plants in drugs and medicines

Dr Deborah Lee from Dr Fox Online Pharmacy sheds light on the role of plants in drugs and medicines in this absorbing analysis.
substance addictions, lgbt

Lesbian and bisexual women more likely to have substance addictions

Sexual minorities, especially women, are more likely to have substance addictions due to discrimination, stress and childhood trauma.

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