SF: This would be the biggest loss, as they cost a lot more than a vaccine shot. The list price for Eli Lilly’s bebtelovimab, which last month launched in the commercial market, is $2,100 per dose. People with Medicare might still be able to afford them because they are often given in a hospital or … Read more
The FDA’s decision may have far-reaching effects, something that was clear from the very start of yesterday’s unusual meeting. During his opening remarks, Billy Dunn, director of the FDA’s office of neuroscience, stressed to the advisors that the agency has the power to remove a drug if a larger trial did not prove its effectiveness. … Read more
Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, will wrap up a storied career in which he advised seven presidents. Instead of retiring, he’s leaving his government posts to “pursue the next chapter of my career,” Fauci, 81, said in a statement released Monday by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a branch of … Read more
Shown to reduce rates of hospitalization and death, a five-day course of Paxlovid has become the go-to treatment for high-risk people with Covid-19, far outperforming rival Merck & Co.’s molnupiravir. Since the spring, however, numerous patients have reported resurgences in either viral infection or symptoms, or both, after their initial course. .
Proteins are the building blocks of life, after all, and as such they are essential to life and to the development of medicines. Proteins can be drug targets, and they can themselves be drugs. In either case, it is important to know the intricate ways in which they fold into various shapes. Their coils, floppy … Read more
(Bloomberg Businessweek) — It’s hard to miss the bright green banner draped over Vancouver’s Coca Leaf Café that declares: MUSHROOM DISPENSARY. Inside, aging hippies, solitary businessmen, and streetwear-clad youth peruse glass cases filled with a dozen strains of “magic” mushrooms with names such as Penis Envy and Jedi Mind Trick. Also on the menu at … Read more
(Bloomberg Businessweek) – A new TV commercial in India features white-clad mourners grieving at the funeral rites of a departed loved one. The object of their grief is a refrigerator. “” —Or “What use is a refrigerator?” – ask matching full-page ads for the campaign touting instant grocery brand Dunzo, which offers delivery of fresh … Read more