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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 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 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 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.