Steve Duffy, Author at MPR
Steve Duffy

Steve Duffy

Digital Content Editor
Steve Duffy is the Digital Editor for MPR, part of the Medical Communications Group of Haymarket Media. He holds a BA in Media and Communications from Dundalk Institute of Technology and an MA in Journalism from Griffith College Dublin (both Ireland).

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MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 42

This week we cover the discontinuation of a trial investigating a potential COVID-19 treatment; A safety alert for toxic hand sanitizers; Vaccine guidance in the time of the pandemic; And new treatments in HIV and myelodysplastic syndromes.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 41

This week on the Pod: The FDA issues guidance for COVID-19 vaccine development; Accuracy in COVID-19 antibody testing; How statins may improve outcomes for hospitalized COVID-19 patients; and in non-COVID-related news there’s a new drug approvals in breast cancer and Dravet syndome.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 40

This week on the Pod: over-the-counter med recalls; a nasal spray approved for diabetic gastroparesis; reports of an uptick in penicillin-, ciprofloxacin-resistant meningococci; and in pandemic-related news, a possible inhaled version of remdesivir, and colchicine as a potential treatment.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 39

This week we cover the latest in the rapidly shifting perception of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine; The polio vaccine as a potential protector against COVID-19; A new approval for Gardasil 9; And the American Gastroenterological Association draw up new guidelines for probiotic use as a treatment in gastrointestinal disorders.

COVID-19 Vaccine: The Path to Development

Since the beginning of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, one question has frequently been on people’s lips: when will a vaccine be ready? Recently the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Anthony Fauci, MD, claimed that there will be 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine available by the…

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 38

This week on the pod we cover the latest COVID-19 news, including  antibody tests and their accuracy; A study aiming to examine treatments in children; The potential benefit of Acalabrutinib in severe cases; The WHO’s Technical Lead on COVID-19 having to backpedal a statement on transmission; And many states lodge record high numbers of infections.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 37

This week on the pod we look at results from a COVID-19 prevention trial of hydroxychloroquine; A vaccine arrival date prediction by Dr Fauci; A FDA notification regarding vial caps; A look into prescription patterns during COVID-19; And an antibody treatment trial begins.