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AstraZeneca, FibroGen hit another roxadustat setback as FDA panel calls for more safety data

AstraZeneca and its roxadustat partner FibroGen headed into a high-stakes FDA expert meeting this week after receiving tough safety questions about the med from agency staffers. The daylong event Thursday featured bruising feedback, and their application now faces even more uncertainty. In a 13 to 1 vote, FDA committee panelists said that the drug should not be approved… Read More »

Two different assessments of COVID-19 pandemic news coverage

June 24, 2021 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is the founder and publisher of HealthNewsReview. He has covered health care news almost exclusively since 1973. Here is his online bio.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer or as @HealthNewsRevu. Two new journalistic analyses of 2020-2021 pandemic news coverage were released this week.  I was interviewed in each of them. Science… Read More »

Shock belief one in six Aussies have

One in six Aussies believes life will never return to normal, according to a Australian Bureau of Statistics survey on the impacts of the pandemic. The June 2021 edition of the Households Impacts of COVID-19 Survey offers a snapshot of the situation households face as they grapple with pandemic life. One in six people (16… Read More »

Kaleigh Gilchrist: Olympic and Twice World Championship Gold Medalist in Water Polo shares her Success Mantra

Kaleigh Gilchrist is a dual sport athlete in surfing and water polo from Newport Beach, California. She competed on the gold medal-winning US Women’s Olympic Team at the 2016 Summer Olympics contributing six goals. In high school, she was part of the CIF winning water polo team during the 2008 season. She also represented the… Read More »