Month: February 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., February 27, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older. This
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FDA Approves Nulibry (fosdenopterin) to Reduce the Risk of Mortality in Patients with Molybdenum Cofactor Deficiency (MoCD) Type A PALO ALTO, February 28, 2021 – BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: BBIO) (BridgeBio) and affiliate Origin Biosciences, Inc. (Origin) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Nulibry (fosdenopterin) for Injection as the first
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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Nulibry (fosdenopterin) for injection to reduce the risk of death due to Molybdenum Cofactor Deficiency Type A, a rare, genetic,  metabolic disorder that typically presents in the first few days of life, causing intractable seizures, brain injury and death. Today’s action marks the first FDA approval for
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Welcome to this week’s edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the web to help you learn what’s next. Lisa Grabl is president of the locum tenens division of CompHealth, the nation’s largest locum tenens physician staffing company and a leader in permanent and temporary allied healthcare
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I finally got my Coronavirus vaccination. The card indicating that has a place of honor on the fridge, plus several pix in my phone.  And a Xerox copy in my files. And in my wallet. Considering how much trouble I went through to get it, it’s worth making sure it’s not going astray. I spent
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March kicks off with National Peanut Butter Lovers Day. While we think there’s more than enough reason to celebrate the existence of our all-time favorite spread every day, we’re honoring this event by featuring low-carb peanut butter recipes you (and your pancreas) will love. Photo credit: Jennifer Shun Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread This shortbread is
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A year into the coronavirus pandemic, life in America remains almost unrecognizable. Noses and mouths remain hidden in public, gatherings remain verboten in many states, kitchen and dining room tables still function as work cubicles and classrooms, and take-out still subs for a night on the town. How long will the world stay this way?
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. And then there were three. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today granted emergency use authorization (EUA) to the Ad26.COV2.S vaccine from Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (J&J) for people 18 and older after reviewing its safety and efficacy data. More vaccine
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The Food and Drug Administration has approved Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the United States a third tool to fight the pandemic as highly contagious variants start to take root across the country. The FDA’s emergency use authorization Saturday kickstarts the federal government’s plan to distribute nearly 4 million doses of
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A University of Texas at Arlington researcher has received an Office of Naval Research (ONR) grant to examine the mechanics of how blast-like events cause damage to the brain. Ashfaq Adnan, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has received a three-year, $944,845 grant to study the potential link between blast-like trauma and cellular and tissue
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Brian J. Gerber, Arizona State University and Melanie Gall, Arizona State University After one month in office, the Biden administration has fundamentally changed how the federal government responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. In direct contrast to his predecessor, President Joe Biden is treating this as a national-scale crisis requiring a comprehensive national strategy and federal
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Feb. 26, 2021 — After several weeks of declining, COVID-19 numbers are back on the rise and new variants continue to emerge, according to White House officials — just as states begin to lift restrictions and open doors to restaurants and businesses. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, reported during a Friday COVID-19 briefing that coronavirus cases and
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Oftentimes, I find myself standing in front of the pantry looking for something small and healthy that I could take on the go. As someone living with type 1 diabetes, “grabbing something” takes more thought than you’d like, as you want this snack to be kind to your blood sugars…and your waistline. Since NRG bites
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Adrienne Herbert, host of the acclaimed podcast ‘Power Hour’ and now author of a book of the same name, shares the simple change to your routine that could transform your whole day. Adrienne’s voice is so familiar to me that when we first speak I have to remind myself that we haven’t actually met before.
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On Wednesday, the FDA announced that the Johnson and Johnson coronavirus vaccine was safe, more effective on serious cases of Covid-19 than on more moderate cases, and totally protective against hospitalizations and death.  Today, the independent group of infectious disease professionals that advises the FDA on whether a vaccine should receive a thumb’s up or
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An FDA advisory panel lent their support today to a rapid clearance for Janssen/Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to quickly provide an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the vaccine following the recommendation by the panel. The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted 22-0 on
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22 February 2021 — AstraZeneca today announced the voluntary withdrawal of the Imfinzi (durvalumab) indication in the US for previously treated adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic bladder cancer. This decision was made in consultation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In May 2017, Imfinzi was granted accelerated approval in the US based on promising
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While the amazing regenerative power of the liver has been known since ancient times, the cells responsible for maintaining and replenishing the liver have remained a mystery. Now, research from the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) has identified the cells responsible for liver maintenance and regeneration while also pinpointing where they
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Every year on the last day of February, the world recognizes rare diseases—a day now known as Rare Disease Day. Rare diseases affect approximately 25 million to 30 million people in the United States each year. The purpose of Rare Disease Day is to educate the public and raise awareness among decision-makers about the impact of
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What does it mean to be mentally healthy, or to experience psychological wellbeing? Oftentimes, clinical psychology and psychiatry appear to be focused only on mental illness. From describing the different types of mental illnesses, such as mood disorders and substance use disorders, to determining the relationship between physical health problems and mental health conditions, and
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