Pregnant pause: Is that drug safe for baby?

Most first-time mothers have a lot of questions about their pregnancies. When it comes to things like diet and exercise, the answers are straightforward. But when it comes to questions about whether it’s okay to keep taking a medication they’ve been on, that’s when Dr. Sherif Eltonsy says responses can…

FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Drug for Severe Depression

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the nasal spray medication esketamine — a relative of the club drug and anesthetic ketamine — for use against severe depression. Sold as Spravato, the fast-acting drug becomes the first new type of medicine approved in…

‘Trojan horse’ drug attacks tumours from the inside

‘Trojan horse’ drug that attacks tumours from the inside stopped or slowed the growth of cancers in patients with few options left Tisotumab vedotin produced promising results in six forms of advanced cancer These included tumours of the cervix, bladder, ovaries and lungs Side effects included nose bleeds, fatigue, nausea and…

HIV drug could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s

HIV drug could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s: Study finds approved pill drastically reduces inflammation in the brain Lamivudine, sold as Epivir or 3TC, is a drug produced by GlaxoSmithKline to combat HIV since 1995 It is either taken on its own or in combination with other drugs New tests…