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The US Customs and Border Protection officers in Cincinnati seized more than 23,000 sildenafil citrate pills, which are made in India. The shipment, which was headed to an apartment in Decatur, Georgia, had originated from an apartment in India.
Biologics or biosimilars for rheumatoid arthritis are different from traditional drugs because they are made from living materials, not chemicals. Biosimilars for rheumatoid arthritis include B-cell or T-cell blockers, interleukin 1, 6, or 17 inhibitors, tumor necrosis factor blockers, and Janus kinase inhibitors.
The number of breakthrough COVID infections among vaccinated keeps surfacing, but experts say that it does not mean the vaccines are a failure; in fact, they say the vaccines are working. Most breakthrough infections are mild and symptomatic – a sign that the vaccines are working.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given clearance to an Investigational New Drug application to Viracta Therapeutics’ Phase Ib/II trial of all-combo treatment in advanced malignancies associated with Epstein-Barr Virus.
A Premier League footballer was arrested last week on suspicion of child sex offenses. However, he was released on bail after being interviewed by police. The player has been suspended by his club as the GMP’s major incident team is investigating the case.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a case of monkeypox in a Dallas resident, who recently returned from Nigeria. The patient has been admitted to a Dallas hospital and is stable. The CDC said monkeypox is a rare but serious viral illness, which is not as contagious as COVID.
Johnson & Johnson has voluntarily recalled five of its sunscreen products after its independent lab testing found that the products were tainted with benzene – a potential carcinogen. The recalled products include Aveeno Protect + Refresh, and Neutrogena’s Beach Defense, CoolDry Sport, Invisible Daily Defense, and UltraSheer.
High blood pressure drug losartan could benefits patients with vestibular schwannoma or neurofibromatosis type 2, a noncancerous brain tumor associated with hearing impairment. The study, conducted on a mouse model, supports the need for human trials of losartan in patients with vestibular schwannoma.
A new study has found that smoking high-potency cannabis or vaped concentrates is linked to memory impairments, source memory, and false memory. Using memory states, Washington State University researchers studied the effects of cannabis on cognitive function and memory.
More than 100 international doctors and scientists have signed a letter, urging the UK Government to delay the reopening of England this month. They said lifting some of the COVID restrictions in England on July 16 is “dangerous and premature.”