Medications

Stroke drug shows promise in treating Alzheimer's and dementia

A human stroke drug, fast-tracked by the Food and Drug Administration and soon entering Phase 3 clinical trials, shows intriguing signs that it might also be a safe and powerful defense against Alzheimer's and other forms ...

Medications

FDA approves Livtencity for posttransplant cytomegalovirus

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug for treating posttransplant cytomegalovirus (CMV) that has not responded to available antiviral treatments, the agency announced Tuesday.

Medications

Two COVID-19 pills could change the course of the pandemic

Imagine being able to go to your local pharmacy and pick up a bottle of pills to treat COVID-19 that would have you feeling better in days. Soon, that could be the reality because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is ...

Medications

FDA: Merck COVID pill effective, experts will review safety

Federal health regulators say an experimental COVID-19 pill from Merck is effective against the virus, but they will seek input from outside experts on risks of birth defects and other potential problems during pregnancy.

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