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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 »

Biogen Alzheimer’s drug and the battle over dementia treatment of the future

Aduhelm by Biogen Source: Biogen The FDA’s approval of Biogen‘s Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm was a landmark moment in the life of Dr. Paul Aisen. The director of the Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute at USC has spent the past three decades focused on treating the neurodegenerative disease, and in recent years helped shepherd this particular drug… Read More »

Immediate HIV treatment reduces out-of-pocket health expenditures

The policy of offering HIV treatment to all people with HIV, regardless of CD4 cell count, has important economic benefits, a randomised study from Eswatini shows. Patients spent 49% less on health expenditures, with the greatest savings coming from not seeking care from private providers and traditional healers. In sub-Saharan Africa, approximately 40% of financing… Read More »

São Paulo patient experiences apparent viral rebound a year and a half after stopping HIV treatment

A Brazilian man who last summer had no evidence of remaining HIV after more than 15 months off antiretroviral therapy once again had detectable viral load a few months later, according to a report last week at the virtual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). Work is underway to determine whether he experienced viral… Read More »

Doctors hope to send Trump home Monday, as Canadian experts question his COVID-19 treatment

Article content continued Conley was more transparent Sunday, indicating that the president had twice had episodes of falling blood-oxygen levels. Those levels are important because they indicate how much oxygen the lungs are transferring into the blood supply, crucial for keeping the body’s various systems functioning. The first time oxygenation dropped, late Friday morning at… Read More »