FDA Authorizes Rapid Point-of-Care Hepatitis C Test

The new testing enables immediate diagnosis and treatment. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted marketing authorization to Cepheid for the first hepatitis C virus (HCV) test…

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District Judge Rules Against Marijuana Legality in Massachusetts

He says marijuana companies have grounds to sue if taken to the Supreme Court. District Judge Mark Mastroianni rejected the arguments made by Massachusetts marijuana companies, declaring that…

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FDA Panel Votes Against First Proposed MDMA-Based Drug

Available data did not show a benefit to the PTSD patients for which it was intended. This week, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel voted against…

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USAF Updates Mental Health Rules

New policy intended to expedite the treatment of airmen and prioritize their well-being. The U.S. Air Force has revised its mental health protocols, allowing airmen to pursue treatment…

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FDA Approves Gene Therapy for Muscular Dystrophy in Children

Treatment is intended for kids with a confirmed mutation of the DMD gene. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Elevidys, the first gene therapy for…

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FDA Rejects Antidepressant as COVID Treatment

Request for approval submitted by University of Minnesota professor. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a document last week that declined the emergency use authorization of the…

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FDA Limits Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

White House dismisses as ineffective treatment against COVID-19. The FDA announced on Monday that it would be limiting the use of monoclonal antibody therapies in treating COVID-19. They…

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Stem Cell Therapy Could Work Against Virus

Researchers are on the forefront of finding treatments. The coronavirus has killed more than 4,500 people in the United States as of Wednesday morning. The race remains strong…

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Malaria Drug Shows Promise Against COVID-19

Safe and effective in laboratory dish A drug that is used to treat malaria is showing promise against COVID-19, the coronavirus, according to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.…

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