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Merck & Co. has announced that it has recovered FDA approval for its drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) in combination with other drugs for the treatment of HER2 positive gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma. The FDA granted accelerated approval on May 5, 2020.
An Illinois woman believes that her husband, who died by suicide, was actually suffering from what some mental health experts call “COVID Psychosis.” This neurological and psychological condition is related to COVID-19, which could be due to brain inflammation or side effects of steroids, low oxygen levels, or emotional trauma of severe illness.
Researchers of the University of Texas have been investigating motor impairments in children with autisms for over a year now. They are studying the motor skills in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using a real-time 3D animation.
Nuvigil, which contains armodafinil, is a smart drug or nootropic that treats excessive sleepiness caused by narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea. It is also used to treat shift work sleep disorder. Furthermore, off-label, Nuvigil is used to improve memory, focus, attention, and concentration.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that will ban menthol in cigarettes and all flavors, including menthol, in cigars within a year. However, some organizations have urged the officials to reconsider the ban, stating that it could trigger criminal penalties.
President Joe Biden is probably with the Trump administration’s rulemaking process on high drug price controls. The rulemaking was initiated as Americans started receiving COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson free. The COVID-19 vaccine price may go up once the pandemic is determined over.
A Northeast company called NS NY Distributor Inc. has voluntarily recalled its two products – Premium OrgaZen 7000 and Ginseng Power 5000 – because they were tainted with sildenafil (Viagra) and tadalafil (Cialis), according to the FDA. Viagra and Cialis are prescription-only erectile dysfunction drugs.
A new study has found that premature deaths among workers using methylene chloride paint strippers have been on the rise, cording to the researchers of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and UC San Francisco. Most deaths were seen among workers aged 31.
In January 2021, psychotherapy became the number 1 telehealth procedure, according to FAIR Health, a website that offers detailed information on healthcare costs. People with mental health issues received a 60-minute psychotherapy session amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Dietary supplement, sold under the name “Mr. Richard Rocks,” has been found to be contaminated with undeclared sildenafil, a prescription drug found in Viagra, which is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. The product maker, Robert Zeng, faces up to three years in federal prison.