Medical drugs

Record methamphetamine, prescription drugs and reported fentanyl deaths in the county

By José A. lvarez San Diego County Communications Office Drug addiction continues to wreak havoc on residents and communities of San Diego County. A total of 722 residents of San Diegan died with methamphetamine in their system and another 576 people died from prescription drugs in the area last year, the Methamphetamine Strike Force and […]

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Non-smokers Also Get Cancer, Insurer Cannot Block Claim | India News

AHMEDABAD: Consumer court ordered insurance company to reimburse medical treatment expenses for lung cancer after company denied mediclaim on grounds that patient was a die-hard smoker and contracted cancer because of his smoking. The consumer court said there was no evidence the cancer was caused by the patient’s smoking habit. The case involved an Alok […]

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Coronavirus Treatments: Potential “Game Changers” in Development | Coronavirus

Early clinical trial results showing a positive effect for a pill that can be taken at home have been hailed as a potential game changer that could provide a new way to protect the most vulnerable from the worst effects of Covid-19 . Molnupiravir joins a growing list of promising drugs. Here are some of […]

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Step back in time with this old-fashioned pharmacy and soda fountain in Salida | Subscriber content

DIRTY • You may have forgotten this dynamic 170-year-old duo: pharmaceuticals and delicacies. He slipped from certain memories, according to the astonished expressions of the people who cross this front door. Despite the sign on the front and despite the smell of fresh waffle cones mixed with the distant sight of pill bottles, visitors are […]

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NVIDIA: ‘Hype Detector’ Could Lead to More Accurate Health Sciences Journalism

It would be a stretch to say that you will never read a newspaper article exaggerating a medical breakthrough again. But, thanks to researchers at the University of Copenhagen, spotting hyperbole may one day become more manageable. In a new article, Dustin Wright and Isabelle Augenstein discuss how they used NVIDIA GPUs to train a […]

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Merck says experimental pill was effective in trial to treat COVID-19 – NBC10 Philadelphia

Merck & Co. said on Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill was halving hospitalizations and deaths among people recently infected with the coronavirus and that it would soon ask health officials in the United States and around the world to allow its use. If approved, Merck’s drug would be the first pill to treat COVID-19, […]

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Merck says experimental pill reduces worst effects of COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) – Merck & Co. said on Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill was halving hospitalizations and deaths among people recently infected with the coronavirus and that it would soon ask health officials in the United States and in the world to authorize its use. If approved, Merck’s drug would be the first pill […]

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Worker shortage hampering small pharmacies in COVID-19 testing surge

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine is trying to expand COVID-19 testing in rural areas by enlisting independent pharmacies in a federal program, but the idea may run into familiar labor issues as newer cases and demand for testing remain high. The state contacted pharmacies on September 17 to assess their interest in joining a federal testing […]

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Calhoun dental hygiene program underway at Decatur

Five years ago, Calhoun’s dean of health sciences, Bret McGill, had an idea: to expand the department by offering a dental hygiene program to students. “It’s a process for us,” said McGill. “We’re doing community surveys, we’ve been to Mississippi, we’ve been to Wallace State. We looked at the hygiene labs that were currently in […]