FDA Approves Bylvay (odevixibat) for the Treatment of Pruritus in Patients with Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC)

FDA Approves Bylvay (odevixibat) for the Treatment of Pruritus in Patients with Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC) BOSTON, July 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Albireo Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALBO), a rare liver disease company developing novel bile acid modulators, today announced U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Bylvay (odevixibat), the first drug approved for the treatment of pruritus in… 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 »

Los Angeles detects mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus

A Los Angeles public health agency overseeing vector control has reported mosquito samples positive for West Nile virus, cautioning residents to take preventive steps. “West Nile virus is detected every summer by local public health agencies because it is endemic to Los Angeles County,” said Susanne Kluh, director of Scientific-Technical Services at the Greater Los… Read More »

As Olympics Begin, Tokyo Posts Highest Number of New COVID Cases in Six Months

THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 — One day before the official start of the Tokyo Olympics, the city has recorded its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in six months. The 1,979 cases reported on Thursday are the most seen since 2,044 cases were recorded on Jan. 15, according to the Associated Press. Japan has reported… Read More »