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Coronavirus: Dexamethasone being used to treat NHS patients today

A life-saving treatment for seriously-ill hospital patients with Covid-19 is being used across the UK from today, following breakthrough results in a UK trial. Dexamethasone – a cheap, widely-available steroid – was shown to reduce deaths among patients on ventilators and on oxygen. The UK’s chief medical officers say it should be used “with immediate… Read More »

Brilinta Approved in the US to Reduce the Risk of a First Heart Attack or Stroke in High-Risk Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

Print this page June 1, 2020 — AstraZeneca’s Brilinta (ticagrelor) has been approved in the US to reduce the risk of a first heart attack or stroke in high-risk patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common type of heart disease. The approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was based on… Read More »

ASCO: Pfizer, Astellas show Xtandi helps early prostate cancer patients live longer

Pfizer and Astellas’ Xtandi is already approved to treat non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, thanks to data showing it can stop tumors from spreading. But now it’s adding results that show it can help patients live longer, too. When paired with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), Xtandi cut patients’ risk of death by 27%, a study abstract… Read More »