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MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 57

This week we cover a new treatment submission to the FDA for the prevention of diabetes; The launch of a bupivacaine implant to treat post op pain; The DEA schedules a newly approved opioid; The FDA classifies over 200 drugs as essential and wants manufacturers to ramp up production; And more news on rifamixin and other drugs that are in the pipeline.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 56

This week we cover a study that identified factors associated with strong antibody responses to COVID; How convalescent plasmas benefits may be limited; A nasal spray to treat diabetic gastroparesis; Recommendations for colorectal cancer screening; And a new treatment approved for dry eye disease. And of course, movie trivia!

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 52

This week we cover new Moderna vaccine results; Boxed Warning for benzodiazepines; Point-of-care COVID-19 antibody test; Diphenhydramine overdoses linked to TikTok ‘challenge’; And FDA grants Nucala new approval. Also we look at this week’s developments in drugs in the pipeline.

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.