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Tremfya (guselkumab) Approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the First Selective Interleukin (IL)-23 Inhibitor for Active Psoriatic Arthritis

Print this page HORSHAM, PA, July 14, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tremfya (guselkumab) for adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA), a chronic progressive disease characterized by painful joints and skin inflammation.[1],[2] Tremfya is the first treatment… Read More »

U.S. hospitals slash use of drug championed by Trump as coronavirus treatment

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. hospitals said they have pulled way back on the use of hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump as a COVID-19 treatment, after several studies suggested it is not effective and may pose significant risks. FILE PHOTO: The drug hydroxychloroquine, pushed by U.S. President Donald Trump and others… Read More »

Trump’s Vaccine Chief Has Vast Ties to Drug Industry, Posing Possible Conflicts

The chief scientist brought on to lead the Trump administration’s vaccine efforts has spent the last several days trying to disentangle pieces of his stock portfolio and his intricate ties to big pharmaceutical interests, as critics point to the potential for significant conflicts of interest. The scientist, Moncef Slaoui, is a venture capitalist and a… Read More »

‘Not a silver bullet’: Canada shouldn’t rush to approve promising new COVID-19 drug Remdesivir: experts

The hopeful buzz around the drug Remdesivir and its potential as a COVID-19 treatment was so deafening Wednesday, it triggered an unexpected surge in the financial markets. New evidence “has proven … that a drug can block this virus,” enthused Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert. But Canadian experts were not… Read More »

New coronavirus protein reveals drug target

Drugs previously in development for SARS could be effective for COVID-19 By Marla Paul A potential drug target has been identified in a newly mapped protein of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The structure was solved by a team including the University of Chicago (U of C), the U.S. Department of Energy’s… Read More »