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New drugs make headway against lung, prostate, colon cancers

New drugs make headway against lung, prostate, colon cancers

New drugs make headway against lung, prostate, colon cancers New drugs make headway against lung, prostate, colon cancers This image provided by AstraZeneca in May 2020 shows a pill of the medication Tagrisso made by the company. Tagrisso is approved for treating advanced lung cancer, and “the excitement now is …

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    No-deductible preventive drugs lower costs, increase medication use for low-income diabetes patients

    No-deductible preventive drugs lower costs, increase medication use for low-income diabetes patients

    No-deductible preventive drugs lower costs, increase medication use for low-income diabetes patients No-deductible preventive drugs lower costs, increase medication use for low-income diabetes patients For patients with diabetes — especially those with lower incomes — preventive drug lists (PDLs) of essential medications available with no deductible can reduce out-of-pocket costs …

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      Why countries should not promote antimalarial drugs for COVID-19

      Why countries should not promote antimalarial drugs for COVID-19

      Why countries should not promote antimalarial drugs for COVID-19 Why countries should not promote antimalarial drugs for COVID-19 Evidence on the efficacy of HCQ/CQ for COVID-19 is very limited at best or even stands on shaky grounds. Credit: Manjurul Haque/Shuttestock At least 55 countries have ordered large supplies of the …

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        Deaths from alcohol, drugs, suicide topped 150,000 in 2018

        Deaths from alcohol, drugs, suicide topped 150,000 in 2018

        Deaths from alcohol, drugs, suicide topped 150,000 in 2018 Deaths from alcohol, drugs, suicide topped 150,000 in 2018 (HealthDay)—In 2018, opioid overdose deaths declined, but deaths involving alcohol, suicide, synthetic opioids, and other psychostimulants rose, according to a brief released May 21 by the Trust for America’s Health and the …

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          Could interferon drugs help fight COVID-19?

          Could interferon drugs help fight COVID-19?

          Could interferon drugs help fight COVID-19? Could interferon drugs help fight COVID-19? (HealthDay)—In the race to find treatments for COVID-19, the antiviral drug remdesivir has gotten much of the attention. But researchers say a class of long-used drugs called interferons also looks promising. Trials testing the medications are underway in …

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            Researchers develop new drugs for treating polycystic hepatorena

            Researchers develop new drugs for treating polycystic hepatorena

            Researchers develop new drugs for treating polycystic hepatorena Researchers develop new drugs for treating polycystic hepatorena Microscopic view of cells affected by non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Credit: UPV/EHU Polycystic hepatorenal diseases are hereditary genetic disorders characterized by the progressive development of multiple symptomatic cysts in the kidneys and/or liver …

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