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 92

This week we have news on pediatric influenza vaccine guidance; Moderna submit data for their COVID-19 booster dose; There’s new FDA warnings for some JAK inhibitors; Trudhesa nasal spray is approved; And the FDA places a clinical hold on a gene therapy for phenylketonuria.

Vazalore Liquid-Filled Aspirin Capsules Now Available Over the Counter

Vazalore™, a liquid-filled aspirin capsule, has been made available by PLx Pharma. Vazalore was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in March 2021. It is indicated for patients with vascular disease and those with rheumatologic diseases who are candidates for aspirin therapy. The product is designed to improve the absorption of aspirin by targeting…

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 90

This week we have significant news on the status of a third COVID-19 vaccine booster dose, as well as news for an encephalitis vaccine, another Jardiance indication, an FDA warning concerning patient wristbands, and Jemperli gets accelerated approval. 

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 89

Big news on the COVID-19 vaccine booster dose. The CDC issues new recommendations on vaccines. What protection the Moderna vaccine offers after 6 months. A treatment approved for Pompe disease. And the FDA denies an application for a new roxadustat indication.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 88

The FDA authorizes a postexposure prophylaxis for COVID-19; A new treatment is okay’d for lupus; A higher dose naloxone nasal spray became available; The risk evaluation and mitigation program for Clozapine has had important changes, and finally, Istodax has had an indication withdrawn.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 87

This week we have news of the FDA requesting a change to statin prescribing labels, a new vaccine for streptococcus pneumoniae, a new plaque psoriasis cream, a stem cell therapy gets fast tracked as a possible Parkinson disease treatment, and there’s a new treatment approved for Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis.