Medications

Pediatric antibiotic prescribing dropped during pandemic

(HealthDay)—In pediatric primary care practices, there was a substantial reduction in antibiotic prescribing, beginning in April 2020, which was mainly due to a reduction in prescriptions at visits for respiratory tract ...

Medications

FDA approves first-in-class treatment for myasthenia gravis

(HealthDay)—Vyvgart (efgartigimod), a neonatal Fc receptor blocker (FcRn), was approved to treat generalized myasthenia gravis in adults who test positive for the anti-acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibody, the U.S. Food ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Two vaccine doses boost antibody levels in the airways after COVID-19

Antibodies in the airways quickly wane after SARS-CoV-2 infection, but vaccination results in a strong increase in antibody levels, especially after two doses, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Infection risk does not seem to differ among biologics for psoriasis

(HealthDay)—Among biologics used for the treatment of psoriasis, there do not appear to be differential risks for serious infection or respiratory tract infection, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of ...

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