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MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 64

This week we have news of the neutralizing response of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to the new COVID-19 variant; A trial investigated ravulizumab in adults with severe COVID is halted; A rapid blood test for concussions gets the all clear; A novel treatment for chronic kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes; And the drug manufacturer Fresenius Kabi announces a voluntary recall of one lot of an NSAID treatment.

Xaracoll Implant Available for Postop Pain After Hernia Surgery

Xaracoll® (bupivacaine HCl; Innocoll Pharmaceuticals Limited) implant is now available for acute postsurgical pain relief for up to 24 hours in adults following open inguinal hernia repair. Xaracoll is a bioresorbable collagen-matrix implant designed to deliver bupivacaine HCl to the surgical site. Each implant contains 100mg of bupivacaine HCl (equivalent to 88.8mg bupivacaine) and 75mg…