Gilead has sole rights to COVID-19 blockbuster Veklury, GAO concludes

Throughout the frantic response to the pandemic last year, drugmakers worldwide tested hundreds of potential treatments. Gilead’s antiviral remdesivir quickly rose to the top of treatment guidelines, and with the pandemic spiraling out of control, advocacy groups called on the U.S. government to step in and enforce patents against the company.  The federal government, advocates pointed out, has supported research on the medicine over… Read More »

FDA Approves Roszet (rosuvastatin and ezetimibe) to Reduce LDL-C in Hyperlipidemia and Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

FDA Approves Roszet (rosuvastatin and ezetimibe) to Reduce LDL-C in Hyperlipidemia and Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia Morristown, N.J. March 31, 2021 — Althera Pharmaceuticals, a company focused on heart health, today announced the FDA approval of Roszet (rosuvastatin and ezetimibe) tablets, as an adjunct to diet, for treatment of elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in adult… Read More »

Ask the doctor: I drink eight bottles of wine a week and I want to quit. Should I cut down gradually or go cold turkey?

Q: I drink a lot, far more than the recommended amount and have done so for about 10 years. I would easily put away eight bottles of wine a week, in addition to a couple of beers here and there and the odd whiskey. I have promised my wife I will address it but she… Read More »

Exercise Routines That Grow Lung Capacity

Just like any other organ in your body, your lungs improve with exercise. However, unlike many organs in the body, your lungs respond directly to physical activity. The harder you work, the more oxygen your body requires, and the deeper and faster you must breathe. As your lungs and respiratory system become fitter, your lungs… Read More »