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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.

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.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 36

This pod covers important news regarding hydroxychloroquine; The efficacy of dietary supplements as a means to manage or prevent COVID-19; The first non-hormonal contraceptive gel approved by the FDA; And an expanded approval for dupilumab.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 35

This week we cover the latest COVID-19 developments including: reports of false negatives with Abbott’s diagnostic test; the immune globulin therapy linked to recovery in multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, related to COVID-19; and the clinical trials set to be initiated for an umbilical cord stem cell therapy and a high dose IV immune globulin…

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 34

This week we cover the latest COVID-19 developments including a triple antiviral therapy that looks promising, Emergency Use Authorizations granted to diagnostics and critical meds, Moderna’s investigational vaccine gets Fast Tracked, and the National Institute of Health’s remdesivir plus baricitinib trial.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 33

This week we cover the the risk of antihypertensive med use during the pandemic; The Emergency Use Authorization for remdesivir in hospitalized patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19; The addition of a Boxed Warning to Montelukast; A new Farxiga indication; And a novel treatment for acute migraines.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 32

There has been a lot of recent developments in possible COVID-19 treatments. We cover the latest status with remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, sarilumab, and remestemcel-L, and also the treatment guidelines for COVID-19 issued by the National Institute of Health.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 31

Episode 31 runs through the top COVID-19 stories including a steep rise in poison control calls; The authorization of an at-home testing kit; The hydroxychloroquine trial that’s beginning soon; The trial evaluating ruxolitinib for COVID-19 associated cytokine storms; And the lab failures which led to ineffective COVID-19 tests being sent from the CDC to nearly all…

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 30

We run through the latest COVID-19 news including results from a remdesivir trial; The blood purification system OK’d for patients in the ICU; A chloroquine trial halted early due to deaths; The saliva test that detects COVID19; And a bleaching agent product that is claiming to prevent COVID-19.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 29

This week we run through the latest COVID-19 news including the shortage of critical meds, The CDC U-turn on face mask recommendations, Remdesivir trial enrollment, testing for COVID-19 antibodies, and new guidance from the FDA on blood donations aimed at helping maintain the supply.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 28

This episode covers the latest COVID-19 news including drug shortages, a new point-of-care diagnostic tool, the role of vitamin C, misuse of non-pharmacological chloroquine, and also some big news about a popular heartburn drug.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 27

This week on the Pod the latest on COVID-19, including the virus in relation to NSAID use, the pandemics knock on effect on drug shortages, a safety alert for fecal microbiota transplants. And also potential flaws found in EpiPens and their authorized generics.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 26

This week we talk about a phase 1 trial for a potential COVID-19 vaccine that is underway in Seattle; Concerns over COVID-19 and ACE inhibitor, ARB use; Safety labeling changes for SGLT2 inhibitors; A biosimilar to Herceptin; And new graphic warnings for cigarette packages.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 25

This week we talk about the latest COVID-19 news; New approvals for chronic fibrosing interstitial lung disease and Cushing disease; and stronger safety warnings for montelukast.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 24

This week we talk about the ban on certain electrical stimulation devices, the latest COVID-19 news, a first generic of Daraprim, a New Drug Application for a potential microneedle migraine treatment patch, and a first over-the-counter combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 23

This week on the pod we cover a first-in-class cholesterol lowering therapy; a new indication for Trulicity; Macrolide prescriptions in the first trimester and their relation to fetal malformations; a new fragile X diagnostic test; and a migraine prevention IV treatment.