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GSK’s COVID-19 Antibody Treatment Approved in Japan

GSK’s COVID-19 Antibody Treatment Approved in Japan

GSK's (GlaxoSmithKline) and Vir Biotechnology's antibody treatment for COVID-19, Sotrovimab has been approved in Japan, Health Minister Norihisa Tamura announced this week. Aiming to treat mild to moderate coronavirus cases, GSK's antibody treatment does not require...

Pfizer-BioNTech Booster Gains FDA Limited Authorization

Pfizer-BioNTech Booster Gains FDA Limited Authorization

Pfizer-BioNTech has been granted FDA (Food and Drug Administration) authorization for its booster shot for people aged 65 and older, as well as individuals at high risk for severe disease and those working in patient-facing healthcare, six months are their second...

MS: EMA Committee Supports Diroximel Fumarate Approval

MS: EMA Committee Supports Diroximel Fumarate Approval

European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has announced their approval of diroximel fumarate (Vumerity, Biogen Inc) for adults diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). Although Diroximel fumarate is...

FDA Accepts Axsome Therapeutics NDA for AXS-07

FDA Accepts Axsome Therapeutics NDA for AXS-07

Biopharmaceutical company Axsome Therapeutics, known for developing innovative therapies for central nervous system (CNS) disorders, announced that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has accepted their New Drug Application (NDA) for AXS-07 for acute migraine...

Soin Therapeutics receives FDA Orphan Drug Status Grant

Soin Therapeutics receives FDA Orphan Drug Status Grant

The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has granted Ohio-based pharmaceutical company Soin Therapeutics orphan drug status for low dose naltrexone (LDN) for the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is characterized by...

2% of Patients With IBD Will Develop PSC, Study Says

2% of Patients With IBD Will Develop PSC, Study Says

A new study has found that approximately 2% of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) will develop primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), with more men developing the condition compared to women. The analysis, published in Gastroenterology, also states that...

78 Million People With Dementia by 2030, WHO Predicts

78 Million People With Dementia by 2030, WHO Predicts

Dubbed a global health concern, The WHO (World Health Organization) has projected that the number of people living with dementia will increase to 78 million by the year 2030 and will cost the global economy $1.3 trillion p/a. Currently, there are over 55 million...

EU Vaccinated 70% of Adult Population Against COVID-19

EU Vaccinated 70% of Adult Population Against COVID-19

The European Commission announced that 70% of adults in the European Union (EU) are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, meeting the target that was initially set in January 2021, at the start of the vaccine rollout. This milestone marks a success for the EU's...