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MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 66

On this week’s pod: The Moderna vaccine and what we know about its effectiveness against emerging variants; Merck ends it’s development of two vaccines; Two separate treatment combos show promise in reducing hospitalizations and preventing COVID-19, respectively; And the FDA approve a new treatment for lupus nephritis.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 65

On this week’s MPR pod we take a look at the current status of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate; Considerations in assessing blood donors during pandemic times; A newly approved drug to treat heart failure; Promising results for a potential Alzheimer treatment; And changes declared for vinca alkaloid labeling.

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.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 63

On the first MPR pod of 2021 we cover the latest COVID-19 vaccine news including admin. scheduling and production; A diagnostics test that may be giving false negative results; Bristol Myers Squibb withdraws an indication for Opdivo; And experts vote on the best diets for 2021.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 62

Its been a long year, but the monumental efforts to achieve a COVID-19 vaccine are bearing some fruits, we about that, and also a fully at home diagnostic COVID test, as well as new findings related to glucosamine supplements and a novel treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis. And as ever, one final movie trivia ‘guess the quote’ to end the year!

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 61

This week we cover new findings for the diabetes drug sitagliptin in pediatrics; An obesity treatment has its approval expanded; The FDA issue a Complete Response Letter for an outpatient alternative treatment; And news of availability for a transdermal contraceptive patch.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 58

Major developments in COVID-19 vaccine and antibody treatments: Are we close to having a vaccine gain Emergency Use Authorization? An NIH study concluded that hydroxychloroquine has no clinical benefit; And unrelated to COVID, but still big news, the Advisory Committee have voted on what would-be the first Alzheimer disease treatment in decades.