Vaping increases COVID susceptibility by a whopping 700%
(Natural News) Vaping is taking off in the teen world, as most of them think it’s less health-damaging than cigarettes, and they’re right. Problem is, they’re all still addicted to nicotine, the world’s 3rd most addictive drug, that constricts blood vessels, limiting oxygen and nutrient transport throughout the body. Guess what that means? Lower immune... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get started with changing your world
Last week I introduced you to the idea of Storming the Castle but I’d be the first to admit not everyone wants to change their own world let alone change THE world and these posts aren’t for those people. Instead they are for that small minority of people who do want to create change, whether it’s in their own life or whether it’s for the benefit of others and incidentally, as you’ll begin to see, those two things are not mutually exclusive. Many others who have come before me will tell you that it is a lonely road when you are storming a castle and it can feel a bit like you’re in a fi...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 23, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness change Source Type: news

Alcohol, nicotine mix during pregnancy increases health risk in newborns
(University of Houston) In the first study of its kind, University of Houston researchers are reporting that during early pregnancy, the mix of alcohol and nicotine significantly alters the gene regulatory pathways of the developing fetus, which can lead to major deficiencies in brain development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prentis urges Labour to commit to a ‘new deal’ for public services
This year’s Labour conference – online, as befits the times – marked two very special speeches: the last by Dave Prentis as UNISON general secretary, and the first by Keir Starmer as Labour leader. Both men paid powerful tribute to the public sector workers who have kept the UK on its feet during the COVID-19 pandemic. And Mr Starmer said it was time for Labour “to get serious about winning” and repair the damage done to public services by a decade of Tory government. The first of this year’s very different, COVID-affected party conferences started on Saturday, under the branding of Labo...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 22, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article affiliated political fund Covid-19 dave prentis Keir Starmer Labour Party no going back to normal social care UNISON Labour Link Source Type: news

New book on addiction from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press) 'Addiction, 2e' provides a comprehensive update on our understanding of the biological basis of and treatment strategies for addiction to psychoactive drugs, with an emphasis on opioids. Contributors examine the molecular targets of alcohol, cannabinoids, nicotine, stimulants, and opioids, the resulting changes to the neurocircuitry, and various genetic, environmental, developmental, and behavioral factors that influence the progression from abuse to addiction and susceptibility to relapse. Advances in animal models of addictive behavior and single-cell strategies to dissect neural cir...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Best’ hospitals should be required to deliver tobacco treatment
AUCLA-led report published today in the  Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine exposes what the authors call a weakness in the high-profile “Best Hospitals Honor Roll” published annually by U.S. News& World Report.The data used to compile the rankings are collected from multiple sources, including outcomes reported to the Joint Commission, an accreditation agency. Every three years, hospitals are required to complete a comprehensive review by the Joint Commission to earn or maintain accreditation. None of the top 20 hospitals in the 2020 –21 U.S. News rankings re...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Developmental trajectories of tobacco/nicotine and cannabis use and patterns of product co-use in young adulthood - Dunbar MS, Davis JP, Tucker JS, Seelam R, Shih RA, D'Amico EJ.
This study ai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Next Generation Labs Warns of Surge in Fake and Counterfeit Synthetic...
Next Generation Labs is advising customers to be wary of recent claims by numerous Chinese manufacturers regarding the availability of synthetic nicotine for use in recreational adult vaping and other...(PRWeb September 17, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/next_generation_labs_warns_of_surge_in_fake_and_counterfeit_synthetic_nicotine_vape_products_coming_from_china/prweb17398859.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many Doctors Misinformed About Nicotine ’ s Risks
Less than one - third of doctors correctly agree that nicotine directly contributed to birth defects (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Many Doctors Misinformed About Nicotine's Risks
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- Most doctors hold misperceptions about the risks of nicotine, according to research published online Sept. 1 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Michael B. Steinberg, M.D., M.P.H., from Rutgers University in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nicotine vapour more rewarding for adolescents than adults
(University of Guelph) University of Guelph researchers are the first to discover that adolescents react differently to e-cigarette vapour than adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vaping, marijuana use in 2019 rose in college-age adults
(NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse) Vaping marijuana and vaping nicotine rose sharply in the past three years among college-age (19-22 years old) adults, according to 2019 survey results from the Monitoring the Future (MTF) study. The percentage of college students who said they vaped marijuana in the past 30 days rose from 5.2% in 2017 to 14% in 2019. The corresponding percentages for their non-college-attending peers increased from 7.8% in 2017 to 17% in 2019. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lawmakers Concerned About Political Meddling at CDC
In a September 14, 2020 letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairwoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) expressed concerns about political interference at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawmakers have called for a briefing with Secretary Azar to address these concerns. The letter was in response to reports from Politico that the politically appointed HHS spokesperson, Michael Caputo, and his aides demanded and received the right to revi...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 15, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Man who used Molotov cocktail to start Portland brush fire arrested then released to commit more arson
(Natural News) Police officers in Portland have apprehended a Hispanic man whom they caught lighting brush fires along the edge of the I-205 freeway, which contributed to the massive smoke plumes that now blanket the Pacific Northwest. According to reports, 45-year-old Domingo Lopez Jr. stuffed a plastic bottle with a wick and fuel before lighting... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almost 2 Million Fewer U.S. Teenagers Are Vaping Now Compared to Last Year, CDC Data Show
Almost 2 million fewer U.S. teenagers report using e-cigarettes in 2020 compared to 2019, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “Youth e-cigarette use remains an epidemic,” CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said in a statement released Wednesday, but the decline in underage vaping is dramatic. About 20% of U.S. high school students and 5% of middle schoolers who responded to the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey said they’d used an e-cigarette in the last 30 days, compared to 27.5% and 10.5% in 2019. That means about 3.6 million teenagers are now considered ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized News Vaping Source Type: news

Smoking, vaping and second-hand smoke may ALL raise COVID-19 risks, studies suggest
Nicotine in cigarettes, e-cigarettes and second hand smoke may alter genes in a way that creates more cellular entry points for coronavirus,  new research from Australia suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inside the Dangerous Mission to Understand What Makes Extremists Tick —and How to Change Their Minds
On a cool winter’s day in early 2014, the American academic Nafees Hamid was invited for tea at the second-story at the Barcelona apartment of a young Moroccan man. It started well enough; they sat down at the kitchen table, chatting amiably in French while two acquaintances of the host sat nearby in the living room. Halfway through the conversation, though, things took a turn. “He started saying things like, ‘Why should we trust any Westerner?’” Hamid recalls. “‘Why would we not kill every one of them? Why should I even trust you—you are an American—sitting here? Why s...
Source: TIME: Science - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emily Feldman and Malia Politzer Tags: Uncategorized extremism feature Londontime Source Type: news

Black children less likely to get proton radiotherapy
Black children enrolled in national clinical trials are three times less likely...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RSNA article calls on radiology to commit to equity SBI, ASER, SIR join groups weighing in on racial injustice More societies issue statements on racial injustice Insurance plays major role in breast cancer disparities Same-day breast biopsies reduce healthcare disparities (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

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Speaking out for the first time on since her husband's death, Susan Williams shared with "Good Morning America" what she believes drove Robin Williams to commit suicide. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Initiating a dialogue about gun violence: shifting the focus - Kohlbeck S, Nelson D.
Our society is violent, and people who commit "violent acts" are oppressed human beings who are reacting to their reality and their context. An emerging public health theme is to frame gun violence as a biopsychosocial disease to consider root causes, "ris... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Nicotine, anxiety, depression, stress – What's the formula for escaping the dopamine roller coaster? 
(Natural News) Is work stressing you out? Is the fear of catching the Bill Gates/Fauci virus (Covid) freaking you out? Is your relationship, or lack thereof, stressing you right now? If you’re reading the wrong news, and watching TV, plus listening to some regulatory agency “talking heads” that get paid tens of millions of dollars for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Positive caregiving styles attenuating effects of cumulative trauma among youth who commit sexual crimes - Yoder J, Brown A, Grady M, Dillard R, Kennedy N.
Among youth who commit sexual crimes, childhood trauma experiences have been linked to a host of outcomes including trauma symptom expression. Furthermore, research has begun assessing differential rates of cumulative adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

National estimates of ENDS liquid nicotine exposures, U.S., 2013-2017 - Chang JT, Wang B, Rostron BL, Chen LH, Schroeder TJ, Mah JC, Chang CM, Ambrose BK.
INTRODUCTION: Increased use of ENDS in the U.S. is related to acute adverse events from liquid nicotine exposure. This paper provides national estimates of U.S. hospital emergency department visits for exposures from liquid nicotine exposure in individuals... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Association of vaping-related lung injuries with rates of e-cigarette and cannabis use across US states - Friedman AS.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Responses to the 2019 US outbreak of 'e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury' (EVALI) ranged from temporary restrictions on nicotine e-cigarette sales to critiques of state cannabis policies. Yet, if either mass-marke... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Left-wing TERROR: Black man shoots at group of Trump supporters peacefully demonstrating in South Carolina
(Natural News) A Black driver in South Carolina attempted to commit a mass shooting after he fired at a group of people who were rallying in support of President Donald Trump on Monday, August 24. The incident occurred around 6:50 p.m. at an overpass on Interstate 77 in Fort Mill. The Black man, identified as Marquise Damarius... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CureApp SC nicotine addiction treatment app & CO checker receives regulatory approval in Japan
The product consists of three components - a patient app, a doctor app, and a portable CO Checker. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Recruiting for ‘Cochrane UK Consumer Champions’
The Cochrane UK team are inviting applications from people who would like to be ‘Cochrane UK Consumer Champions’.  Deadline: 30 August 2020The role will largely involve:Raising awareness of Cochrane ’s work within the communityAdvocating for wider use of Cochrane ’s work within consumer groups/organizationsPromoting consumer involvement within Cochrane and Cochrane GroupsProviding a connection between Cochrane and consumersCochrane UK invite applications from people who:are based in the UKhave experience as a patient, or as a family member/carer for a patienthave a keen interest in being, or be...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Video: Smoking & mdash; Anatomy of nicotine addiction
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - August 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why obeying orders can make us do terrible things
(Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience - KNAW) War atrocities are sometimes committed by 'normal' people obeying orders. Researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience measured brain activity while participants inflicted pain and found that obeying orders reduced empathy and guilt related brain activity for the inflicted pain. This may explain why people are able to commit immoral acts under coercion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suicide rate spikes in rural U.S. amid nationwide increase, CDC says
Americans living in rural areas are more likely to commit suicide than those residing in cities, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

End nicotine, sugar, or caffeine cravings using these five BRAIN FOOD supplements
(Natural News) Most consumers who indulge themselves with mood-enhancing “treats” like sugar, nicotine, alcohol, or high doses of caffeine, are also paying a price on the back end when the dopamine “crutch” wears off, and they experience what has come to be known as the “chemical hangover.” With the chemical hangover, the only mainstream “relief”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Green apple e-cigarette flavorant triggers reward-related behavior in the brain
(Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine) A common green apple vape flavor enhances nicotine reward, which could heighten reward and drug-seeking behavior, according to researchers at Marshall University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The impact of disrupted caregiving for juvenile sexual offenders - Sitney MH, Kaufman KL.
This study examines the potentially moderating role of disrupte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Top 5 ways people SCREW UP quitting nicotine, and a natural way "out of the labyrinth"
(Natural News) How should you do it this time? Should you go cold turkey? Can you? Maybe the patch could wean you off slowly. It does have a four percent success rate. That’s four out of every 100 people who spend money on the patch, wear it for weeks, if not months, and still smoke... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Guardian view on record-breaking weather: the heat is on | Editorial
What better time than the UK ’s hottest-ever week for ministers to commit to bold climate action?Thehottest week in the UK since records began offers further proof that our weather is changing. Climate change and global heating are not predictions, but facts of life that we must deal with now.Ten of the UK ’s warmest-ever years have been since 2002, while the temperature of 36.4C recorded at Heathrow airport last week made it thehottest August day since 2003.Links between climate and weather must always be made with caution. But scientists already have evidence that 2020 ’s record temperatures are the con...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: UK weather Environment Climate change Science Summer Flooding Boris Johnson Rishi Sunak Grant Shapps UK news Source Type: news

Struggling to Focus? How to Improve Your Attention Span When ‘the World Is Sick’
If your mind wanders off before you finish reading this sentence, you’re not alone. Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are still learning to live with an ambient thrum of stress, anxiety, fear, grief and anger. For many people—especially those recovering from the virus or juggling work and child care—brain fog and inattention have been collateral damage. In a recent survey of 300 American workers, about 40% said they feel less productive than usual during the pandemic. Todd Braver, a professor of psychological and brain sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, says that’s completel...
Source: TIME: Health - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

The First Amendment and speech urging suicide: lessons from the case of Michelle Carter and the need to expand Brandenburg's application - Calvert C.
This Article examines the level of First Amendment protection that applies to a defendant-speaker when charged with involuntary manslaughter based on successfully urging a person to commit suicide. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's February 2019 d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

West Africa: How Covid-19 Affects the Reproductive Health of Young People
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- The reproductive health of adolescents in West Africa, like so many regions, is being negatively impacted by Covid-19 with maternal mortality being the second cause of death among adolescents in Senegal. allAfrica's Sethi Ncube interviewed Christine Sarr, one of 25 young change-makers from around the world gathered by SheDecides 25x25.Emphasising that reproductive health is a necessity for development, Sarr is calling on governments in both Senegal and the wider region to prioritise and commit funding to t (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

The co-offender as counterfactual: a quasi-experimental within-partnership approach to the examination of the relationship between race and arrest - Lantz B, Wenger MR.
OBJECTIVES Estimate the relationship between race and arrest within co-offending partnerships using a quasi-experimental framework. More specifically, this study argues that when two offenders commit an offense together (i.e., co-offend), the characteri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The coronavirus vaccine is the "final solution" depopulation weapon against humanity; globalists hope to convince BILLIONS of people to commit "suicide-via-vaccine"
(Natural News) Now we come to the real mission in the “plandemic,” the censorship, the banning of hydroxychloroquine and the silencing of America’s Frontline Doctors: It’s all about global depopulation via a new vaccine that’s designed to mass murder billions of human beings and sharply reduce the population of the human race on planet Earth.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bill Gates on How the U.S. Can Course Correct Its COVID-19 Response: ‘You Wish Experts Were Taking Charge’
The U.S. domestic response to the COVID-19 pandemic thus far has been “weak,” Bill Gates believes. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair and Microsoft co-founder told TIME senior health correspondent Alice Park during a TIME100 Talks discussion on Thursday that he’d give the U.S.’s COVID-19 response, “on a relative and absolute basis, not a passing grade.” But, he added, the U.S.’s funding for vaccine and therapeutic research “has been the best in the world,” so if it coordinates to share resources globally, the U.S. could “potentially score the highest&...
Source: TIME: Health - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk TIME100 Talks Source Type: news

Group-based smoking cessation help US inmates quit tobacco
(Rutgers University) Behavioral and nicotine replacement therapies offered together can help people who are incarcerated quit smoking, according to Rutgers researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Public want  NHS staff to get early and significant pay rise
A majority of the public (69%) think all NHS staff should get an early pay rise before the end of this year, according to a UNISON/Savanta ComRes poll published today (Wednesday). The findings also highlight how two thirds (66%) of the public believe a wage increase for employees – including healthcare assistants, nurses, hospital porters, midwives, paramedics and cleaners – should be significant in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The results send a clear message to the government that there’s substantial public support for a new pay deal to be a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 29, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release fair pay NHS Sara Gorton Source Type: news

DOTW calls for UK Government to produce and maintain translated COVID-19 guidance
Doctors of the World UK (DOTW) and over 20 local authorities, public health bodies and non-profit organisations have written to the UK Government to express concern at the lack of COVID-19 public health guidance in languages other than English. This is preventing people in England who do not speak or read English well from accessing essential public health information and limiting their ability to keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe, the group warns. The Greater London Authority and Faculty of Public Health are among 29 signatories to the letter spearheaded by DOTW and sent to Secretary of State for...
Source: Doctors of the World News - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Britney Sacopon Tags: Uncategorised coronavirus letter pandemic public health translated guidance UK government Source Type: news

RSNA opens registration for 2020 online meeting
RSNA has opened registration for the 106th edition of its annual meeting, which...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RSNA R&E Foundation awards over $4M in grants RSNA article calls on radiology to commit to equity RSNA plans webinar on gender penalty during COVID-19 RSNA 2020 to be all-virtual event RSNA receives over 11,000 abstracts for annual meeting (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Federal agents stand off with rioters in Portland who lit fires and tried to break into the Federal Courthouse
(Natural News) Antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters in Portland, Oregon, have once again besieged the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse in the downtown Portland neighborhood. Not only did they commit more acts of vandalism, the repairs of which will no doubt be paid for by innocent taxpayers, but they also tried to break into... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Phase III data show Roche ’s Port Delivery System with ranibizumab enabled over 98% of patients to go six months between treatments for neovascular age-related macular degeneration
Basel, 22 July 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced detailed results from the phase III Archway study evaluating its investigational Port Delivery System with ranibizumab (PDS) for the treatment of neovascular or “wet” age-related macular degeneration (nAMD), a leading cause of blindness globally.1 In Archway, 98.4% of PDS patients were able to go six months without needing additional treatment and achieved vision outcomes equivalent to patients receiving monthly ranibizumab eye injections, a current standard of care. In the study, PDS was generally well-tolerated, with a favourable benefit...
Source: Roche Media News - July 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Phase III data show Roche ’s Port Delivery System with ranibizumab enabled over 98% of patients to go six months between treatments for neovascular age-related macular degeneration
Basel, 22 July 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced detailed results from the phase III Archway study evaluating its investigational Port Delivery System with ranibizumab (PDS) for the treatment of neovascular or “wet” age-related macular degeneration (nAMD), a leading cause of blindness globally.1 In Archway, 98.4% of PDS patients were able to go six months without needing additional treatment and achieved vision outcomes equivalent to patients receiving monthly ranibizumab eye injections, a current standard of care. In the study, PDS was generally well-tolerated, with a favourable benefit...
Source: Roche Investor Update - July 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Patient centricity: Mind the capacity gap
Pharmaceutical companies and regulators are in need of increasing amounts of input from patients throughout the entire product development lifecycle, from identifying what questions to ask in the earliest stages of research through clinical development to approval.    This usually means partnering with patient organisations and advocacy groups but pharma ’s ambitions here frequently come up against a problem. Very often, both industry and patient organisations are not set up to participate in these processes – with industry lacking systematic processes and patient advocates the required training and ...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news