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The Battle against AMR

Antimicrobials—including antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, and antiparasitics—are medicines used to prevent and treat infections in humans, animals, and plants. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines, making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe …

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New drug approvals recommended by European Medicines Agency

Roche’s Phesgo (pertuzumab/trastuzumab) is one of the half dozen medicines that the European Medicines Agency’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has recommended for approval at its November 2020 meeting. Phesgo has been endorsed as a treatment for early and metastatic breast cancer. Administered as a subcutaneous, fixed-dose combination of pertuzumab and …

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Takeda to bring 50M Moderna coronavirus shots to Japan

Japanese drug maker Takeda has entered into collaboration with Massachusetts biotech Moderna to bring 50 million doses of its mRNA-based COVID-19 shots to Japanese shores. Takeda will import and distribute mRNA-1273 starting in the first half of 2021, besides handling local regulatory approvals. Moderna’s vaccine is currently undergoing a 30,000-patient …

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The Scourge of Drug Addiction

Addiction is a medical disorder that affects the brain and causes changes in an individual’s behavior, and it is a problem that affects a large number of people around the globe, with youth being particularly susceptible to the scourge. Broadly speaking, illicit drugs, tobacco, and alcohol are substances that may …

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