Tag Archives: ‘epidemic’

Dr. Scott Gottlieb: Antibody drugs may be helpful virus treatments, but won’t end U.S. epidemic

Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday that antibody drugs are likely to be important treatments for the coronavirus, but he cautioned against considering them a panacea for the nation’s Covid-19 outbreak. The former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner said the lack of supply means not every person who becomes diagnosed with the coronavirus… Read More »

Signs America’s Opioid Epidemic Might Finally Be Waning

SATURDAY, Oct. 3, 2020 — Here’s some heartening news on the opioid painkillers front: Abuse of the prescription medicines in the United States fell by more than one-quarter between 2007 and 2018. “Prior research has shown slight reductions in abuse rates, but our analysis shows we’re tracking statistically significant year-to-year declines in abuse, indicating that… Read More »

When was the last flu epidemic

The flu was first observed in Europe, the United States and parts of Asia before swiftly spreading around the world. At the time, there were no effective drugs or vaccines to treat this killer flu strain. Citizens were ordered to wear masks, schools, theaters and businesses were shuttered and bodies piled up in makeshift morgues… Read More »

Congressional hearing probes Juul’s role in youth vaping ‘epidemic’

The hearing will scrutinize the leading vape company’s marketing, health claims and relationship with Big Tobacco — namely, tobacco giant Altria, which invested nearly $ 13 billion in Juul Labs late last year. The list of attendees sets the stage for a heated clash over whether e-cigarettes should be subject to stronger regulation, weighing their… Read More »