Ronapreve: 'Most vulnerable' to get new Covid drug next week

Antibody therapy Ronapreve, given to Donald Trump, will be given to eligible NHS patients in hospital. Source link

Ros Atkins on… why people are using a horse drug

In the US, a drug called Ivermectin is being touted as a way of treating or preventing for Covid-19, with celebrities such as podcast host Joe Rogan praising its use. That’s despite official advice which says it’s not approved for this purpose. Ivermectin is primarily used for parasitic infections in animals and also has some… Continue reading Ros Atkins on… why people are using a horse drug

Half of Adults With ADHD Have Struggled With Alcohol, Drug Use

By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Fully half of all young adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also battle alcohol or drug abuse. And folks with ADHD who have a history of depression or anxiety are particularly vulnerable to substance abuse problems, a new study showed. “People… Continue reading Half of Adults With ADHD Have Struggled With Alcohol, Drug Use

Half of Adults With ADHD Have Struggled With Alcohol, Drug Use

MONDAY, Aug. 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Fully half of all young adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also battle alcohol or drug abuse. And folks with ADHD who have a history of depression or anxiety are particularly vulnerable to substance abuse problems, a new study showed. “People with ADHD… Continue reading Half of Adults With ADHD Have Struggled With Alcohol, Drug Use

FDA: Stop Using Ivermectin Veterinary Drug to Treat COVID

MONDAY, Aug. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Taking a drug meant for horses and cattle to prevent or treat COVID-19 is dangerous and could be fatal, the U.S Food and Drug Administration warns. The agency has received multiple reports of people who have been hospitalized after “self-medicating with ivermectin intended for horses,” the… Continue reading FDA: Stop Using Ivermectin Veterinary Drug to Treat COVID

UK blood supplies to be used to make life-saving drug

The treatment can be used to help patients who cannot make antibodies themselves, or in circumstances where their bodies are not making enough antibodies, or the ones they are making don’t work properly, as well as for disorders when the body’s immune system is attacking itself. Source link

New Drug Might Be Non-Surgical Option for Common Skin Cancers

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — An experimental gel has shown early promise in treating the most common form of skin cancer — hinting at a potential alternative to surgery in the future. Researchers tested the gel in 30 patients with basal cell carcinoma (BCC), a skin cancer diagnosed… Continue reading New Drug Might Be Non-Surgical Option for Common Skin Cancers

An ALS Drug Shows Early Promise Against Alzheimer's

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Could a drug used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) help people with mild Alzheimer’s disease? The results of a small new study suggest the strategy could work. Riluzole has been used for more than 20 years to slow the progression of ALS, commonly… Continue reading An ALS Drug Shows Early Promise Against Alzheimer's

Drug deaths in Scotland reach new record level

The country continues to have the worst drug death rate in Europe, with a further 1,339 people dying last year. Source link

Drug firm fined for huge price rise that hit NHS

Advanz pushed up the price of thyroid tablet packs more than 10-fold, says the competition watchdog. Source link