MPR Weekly Dose Podcast

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 51

This week we cover AstraZeneca and the swift decision to restart their COVID-19 vaccine candidate trial; Pfizer and BioNTech want to expand enrollment for their candidate vaccine trial; There’s the Janus kinase inhibitor that could help reduce recovery time; An investigative antiviral may ease strain on hospitalizations; Aortic aneurysm, dissection assessed with fluoroquinolones; And a retrospective study compared cardiac events with azithromycin and amoxicillin use.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 50

We cover AstraZeneca’s decision to pause their COVID-19 vaccine trial; New studies indicate benefits for steroid therapy in COVID patients; Higher doses of diabetes treatment gain approval; The first non-hormonal contraceptive is launched; The FDA issues a letter regarding spinal cord stimulators; And we wrap up the latest news on drugs in the pipeline.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 49

The ACIP release guidelines for the 2020-2021 vaccination recommendations; In COVID, there’s developments in convalescent plasma authorization, a 15 minute test, and ethnobotanist’s give a stark warning concerning a plant that some are touting as a cure. In other news an intrauterine device gains expanded approval and there’s a label update for hydrochlorothiazide.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 48

Treatment shows promise for patients who had pneumonia associated with COVID-19; A COVID-19 test that may have given inaccurate results; Neck gaiters as face masks may actually spread the virus; Drug applications are halted by the FDA; And Narcan has it’s shelf life extended. Also, we recap drug pipeline news from the past week.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 47

This week we have remdesivir news; A new opioid and spinal muscular atrophy treatments are approved; A sublingual epinephrine treatment; And the latest on Biogen’s investigational Alzheimer disease treatment. Also, we have a brief summary of the other drugs in the pipeline from the past week.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 46

This week there’s more COVID vaccine developments; A first-of-its-kind trial assessing a drug for preventing COVID in long term care facilities; A cannabidiol treatment gains another indication; Depression treatment gains indication for major depressive disorders with acute suicidal ideation or behavior; And the FDA requests more information for their review of the peanut allergy treatment, Viaskin.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 45

It’s been an important week with big developments in potential COVID-19 vaccines; News on how steroid therapy may help some COVID patients; There’s results from the Actemra trial in COVID pneumonia patients; News that sputum samples may be just as effective as nasopharyngeal samples for detecting SARS-CVv-2; And researchers have linked vaccination to reduced risks of Alzheimer disease.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 44

This week: The government makes a $1.95 billion deal for a COVID-19 vaccine; Promising data from the Oxford vaccine trial; The CDC retakes control of COVID-19 data; Novel calcineurin inhibitor for lupus nephritis gets priority review; And there’s new treatment for narcolepsy.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 43

This week: Significant moves in COVID-19 vaccine development; Research finds a link between PPI use and increased risk of COVID-19; We look at remdesivir’s efficacy in severe COVID cases; And several Company’s recall metformin extended release tablets.

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.