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MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 99

This week on the pod, there’s positive news for the COVID-19 oral antiviral candidate, Paxlovid; The CDC expands a recall for aromatherapy sprays connected to fatal cases of a rare tropical disease; The first eye drop to treat presbyopia is approved; An alternative to naloxone gets fast tracked; And a study compares the migraine treatments erenumab and topiramate. 

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 98

FDA Advisory Committee votes on whether the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine should be authorized in 5 to 11 year olds; The Moderna vaccine elicits strong antibody responses in pediatrics; Trial results shed light on booster dose efficacy; Shingrix is recommended for immunocompromised patients; A novel treatment is approved for macular edema associated with uveitis; And Pepaxto is withdrawn following new findings.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 97

This week: The FDA authorize boosters for Moderna and Janssen and okay ‘mixing and matching’ of vaccines for the booster dose. The first interchangeable biosimilar to Humira is approved. Also there’s approvals in dry eye disease, pain management and opioid overdoses. 

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 96

This week the USPSTF update aspirin recommendations for those 60 years and older; The FDA take a stance on needle-free devices for injecting dermal fillers; REMS requirements are updated for isotretinoin products; A new treatment is approved for pediatric congenital athymia; An Emergency Use request is submitted for an oral antiviral COVID treatment; And the FDA advisory panel vote on boosters for the Moderna vaccine.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 94

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine gets Emergency Use Authorization for booster doses in certain individuals; A smaller vaccine dose appears safe and effective in children; A survey sheds light on parents’ thoughts on child COVID vaccination; Janssen share booster data for their vaccine; Remdesivir efficacy data in COVID-19 patients, And Opzelura is approved for atopic dermatitis.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 93

The FDA weigh up mandatory education for opioid prescribers; There’s an increase in the sale of strong psychoactive THC products; Brukinsa and Exkivity gain approval, respectively; And a number of supplement companies received FDA warning letters.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 92

This week we have news on pediatric influenza vaccine guidance; Moderna submit data for their COVID-19 booster dose; There’s new FDA warnings for some JAK inhibitors; Trudhesa nasal spray is approved; And the FDA places a clinical hold on a gene therapy for phenylketonuria.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 89

Big news on the COVID-19 vaccine booster dose. The CDC issues new recommendations on vaccines. What protection the Moderna vaccine offers after 6 months. A treatment approved for Pompe disease. And the FDA denies an application for a new roxadustat indication.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 88

The FDA authorizes a postexposure prophylaxis for COVID-19; A new treatment is okay’d for lupus; A higher dose naloxone nasal spray became available; The risk evaluation and mitigation program for Clozapine has had important changes, and finally, Istodax has had an indication withdrawn.