Florida governor vetoes funding for mental health services for Pulse shooting survivors

Loading the player… Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has sparked outrage after he cut mental health funding for services for survivors and family members of victims of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting. On Wednesday, DeSantis slashed $ 900,000 in funding for LGBTQ programs that serve people in Central Florida. According to reports, before approving a new… Read More »

FDA Grants Accelerated Approval for Aduhelm (aducanumab-avwa) for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

FDA Grants Accelerated Approval for Aduhelm (aducanumab-avwa) for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and TOKYO, June 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) and Eisai, Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval for Aduhelm™ (aducanumab-avwa) as the first and only Alzheimer’s… Read More »

Couple denied chance to meet baby

A Melbourne couple who gave birth while in quarantine and were immediately separated from their baby have had a request for an exemption to meet their son denied by health authorities. Sarah and Moe Haidar had returned to Australia from Qatar and were in a Brisbane hotel when on May 26, Ms Haider was rushed… Read More »

FDA approves Alzheimer’s drug despite controversy over effectiveness

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab despite controversy over whether there is sufficient evidence to support the drug’s effectiveness. Aducanumab is the first Alzheimer’s drug approved by the FDA in almost 20 years. It has been developed by the company Biogen in collaboration with a Japanese firm Eisai. It is… Read More »