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New research in mice has found that four widely used drugs – two anti-inflammatories and two antihypertensive agents – reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. This finding could pave way for new strategies in treating the neurological condition.
California is on a separate way to reduce prescription drug prices. The state’s legislation, which went into effect January 1, allows California to make its own insulin and other prescription drugs. The legislation aims to lower drug prices and increase patient access to affordable drugs.
Japanese scientists have discovered yet another tick-borne virus called the Yezo virus, which can make people sick. The patients affected by the Yezo virus experienced fever and a reduction in white blood cells and platelets. The researchers said we need to urgently investigate its spread.
A new report has found that a commonly advised diabetes drug called metformin showed promise against a rare type of childhood brain tumor known as ependymoma. The study was conducted in mice, showing the drug’s promise in treating posterior fossa ependymoma.
In June 2020, a proposed class action was commenced against more than 50 generic drug manufacturers for violating the Competition Act. Now, on September 20, 2021, the Federal Court has approved the litigation funding agreement (LFA) in the proposed class proceeding against generic drug manufacturers
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has approved three bills aiming to address high prescription drug prices that are affecting more and more Americans. High drug prices are taking a toll on people’s health, as they fail to fill their prescriptions because they cannot afford them.
Many Utah residents are taking a dangerous step by not refilling their prescriptions due to the rising cost of the drugs. A Gallup survey has found that nearly 23% of people said they do not fill their prescriptions as they cannot afford them, raising public health concerns.
A new study has found that adults with neurological conditions are more likely to have experienced adverse traumatic events in childhood. However, the study does not prove that adverse childhood experiences cause neurological conditions in adults. Instead, it just shows a link between the two.
A team of researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has developed a sensor using DNA fragments and sensing technology to target and detect infectious viruses in minutes. The sensor can also detect how much contagious the virus is. The team studied the sensor on the human adenovirus and the coronavirus.
Rush University Medical Center researchers have developed potential new nasal drugs that could help slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. The researchers, who published their findings in Nature Communications, have shown that these drugs could also reduce inflammation of the brain.