Bill Ackman And Valeant Settle Allergan Insider Trading Lawsuit For $290 Million
Hedge funder Bill Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals will pay $290 million to settle claims from shareholders in Allergan they engaged in insider trading when pressing a takeover of the botox-maker in 2014. The settlement means Valeant likely cost Pershing $4 billion.
Drs Andrew Wilner and William Li discuss recent findings suggesting that many of the symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 -- stroke included -- may be due to underlying vascular pathology.Medscape Neurology
Conclusions: Keeping a dog at home before and during pregnancy decreased the risk of food allergy in 1-year-old children. This effect was eliminated in case of having a cat, hamster, guinea pig, or rabbit. PMID: 32489363 [PubMed]
A review of FDA reports also shows notably higher rates of shingles in women among younger patients taking disease-modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis.Medscape Medical News
WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Deepak Bhatt about the ways COVID-19 puts heart disease patients at risk and also causes new heart problems.WebMD
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In the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, it might be hard to tell if you've come down with COVID-19, spring allergies or a cold, which all have some similar symptoms.
THURSDAY, June 4, 2020 -- In the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, it might be hard to tell if you've come down with COVID-19, spring allergies or a cold, which all have some similar symptoms. Fever and dry cough are common symptoms of COVID-19,...
Authors: Diaz JH Abstract Red meat allergies have followed tick bites on every continent except Antarctica. The sensitizing antigen is galactose-α-1,3-galactose (α-gal), an oligosaccharide constituent of nonprimate blood and meat, acquired by ticks during animal bloodfeeding. Because red meat allergy after tick bites is a worldwide phenomenon, the objectives of this review were to describe the global epidemiology of red meat allergy after tick bites and its immunological mechanisms; to identify the human risk factors for red meat allergy after tick bites; to identify the most common tick vectors of red ...
Additionally, side effects were more common among participants in the HCQ group than the placebo group. One expert says the results raise the question of whether some ongoing trials should stop.Medscape Medical News
The vast majority of people with a penicillin allergy label are, in fact, not allergic, leading to significant healthcare implications. Experts say it is now time for a national “de-labelling” drive to help conserve vital antibiotics.