Day: July 29, 2021

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FDA allows automatic ‘generic’ swap for brand-name insulin

U.S. regulators took action Wednesday that will make it easier to get a cheaper, near-copy of a brand-name insulin at the drugstore.

Doctors now have to specifically prescribe what’s called a biosimilar or OK substituting it for a more expensive brand-name insulin.

Wednesday’s move by the Food and Drug Administration will allow pharmacists to automatically substitute the cheaper version, just as they do with generic pills for other kinds of drugs.

It’s the FDA’s first approval of an “interchangeable” biosimilar, a near-copy of an injected biologic medicine that’s manufactured inside living cells. It could save diabetics and health plans millions of dollars annually and encourage other drugmakers to create more biosimilar medicines. Health data firm IQVIA projects U.S. savings from increasing use of biosimilars from 2020 through 2024 will top $100 billion.

The FDA agreed that Viatris Inc.’s Semglee was interchangeable with widely used Lantus, a fast-acting insulin.

Approval of

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Pfizer says third shot of vaccine boosts COVID protection

New data show that protection from both doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine decreases slightly over time, but that a third dose significantly boosts levels of antibodies against several variants of the virus, including the highly contagious Delta variant that’s now dominant in the United States.

Not everyone thinks a third dose is necessary or should be prioritized, however.

The study of 42,000 volunteers in six countries found that the had an efficacy rate of about 96% against symptomatic COVID-19 for the first two months following the second dose, but that declined by about 6% every two months after that, reaching 83.7% after six months, the New York Times reported.

The vaccine’s efficacy against severe disease held steady at about 97%, according to the findings posted online July 28 on the preprint server medRxiv. The study ended before the rise of the Delta variant.

The vaccine’s decline in

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Select Nutritional vitamins And Minerals In The Management Of Diabetes

As a result of reduction of nutrients in our meals, the AMA and medical doctors have begun to suggest adding supplements to our weight loss plan. The most important and most structurally advanced B-vitamin is B12, or cobalamin. Cobalamin is the one vitamins to require a receptor, or ‘helper’, to be absorbed into the physique. Due to the need for a receptor to be absorbed, cobalamin absorption will be inhibited by gastric issues, such as pernicious anaemia, colitis or atrophic gastritis. Cobalamin performs a task in metabolism, and neurological operate, however the largest position fulfilled by cobalamin is the formation of red blood cells. The typical grownup requires 2mcg a day to avoid deficiency, and sources embrace meats, including fish and eggs, and a few types of algae. Cobalamin deficiency is characterised by reminiscence loss, tiredness, weak point and dementia and can take up to 7 years to occur. A …

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