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Veru Receives FDA Agreement to Advance VERU-111 into Phase 3 Study in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients at High Risk for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

– Veru completes expedited end of Phase 2 trial meeting with FDA – – FDA agrees that Phase 2 clinical findings suggest a clinically meaningful benefit for the use of VERU-111 in hospitalized COVID-19 patients at high risk for ARDS – – FDA agrees to advance VERU-111 into Phase 3 clinical study in hospitalized high … Read more

Pandemic leaves many Romanian patients without critical care

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Andrei, a 32-year-old Romanian man who has been HIV positive since he was a baby, began missing his regular medical check-ups when the coronavirus pandemic hit a year ago. “That was the first thing that led me to a general state of frustration and fear,” said Andrei. “After that, I got … Read more

Tunisian doctor plays violin to boost virus patients’ morale

SFAX, Tunisia (AP) — When Dr. Mohamed Salah Siala began working on the COVID-19 front line in January in a Tunisian hospital he never imagined harnessing his music skills in the fight against the virus. Yet when the 25-year-old decided to get out his violin one day at Hedi Chaker Hospital in the city of … Read more

Over 9,000 virus patients sent into NY nursing homes

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 9,000 recovering coronavirus patients in New York state were released from hospitals into nursing homes early in the pandemic under a controversial order that was scrapped amid criticisms it accelerated outbreaks, according to new records obtained by The Associated Press. The new number of 9,056 recovering patients sent to … Read more

FDA Approves Spravato For Suicidal Patients With Major Depression : Shots

In 2019, the FDA approved Spravato for patients with major depressive disorder who hadn’t responded to other treatments. Now, the agency is adding patients who are having suicidal thoughts or have recently attempted to harm themselves or take their own lives. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images In 2019, the FDA … Read more

FDA Approves A Nasal Spray To Treat Patients Who Are Suicidal : NPR

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a fast-acting nasal spray to treat suicidal patients. The spray contains a chemical cousin of the anesthetic and party drug ketamine. STACEY VANEK SMITH, HOST: The Food and Drug Administration has approved a fast-acting nasal spray for people who are at high risk of suicide. The spray contains … Read more

Boston ER Doctor Helps Patients Register To Vote : NPR

Alistar Martin is an emergency room doctor in Boston who’s been tending to patients during the pandemic. He started the “Vote ER” program to help them register in time for the upcoming election. LEILA FADEL, HOST: Walk into a hospital, likely through automatic doors, take a seat in a waiting room, and then take a … Read more

Antibodies From Recovered COVID-19 Patients Being Tested As Way To Prevent Infection : Shots

Blood plasma — the yellowish, cell-free portion that remains after red and white blood cells and have been filtered out by a machine and returned to the plasma donor — is rich with antibodies. Plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients might prove useful in preventing infection as well as in treatment, scientists say. Lindsey Wasson/Reuters hide … Read more