Here we run down four new research collaborations in the cell and gene therapy sector, announced by Bayer, BMS, Pfizer and Moderna.
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The valsartan nitrosamine contamination issue was probably the most significant quality issue to hit the pharmaceutical industry in a decade. Here, Dave Elder outlines how agencies and manufacturers are dealing with the problem and indicates the knowledge gaps that might be concealing future complications.
Researchers have found that women taking metformin prior to hospitalisation had a significantly reduced risk of death from COVID-19.
Tests conducted by an online pharmacy has revealed high levels of NMDA in the diabetes drug metformin, prompting the company to press for a recall.
The EMA has released an update on nitrosamines in drugs, saying that work is continuing to prevent and manage these impurities.
The EMA has announced that metformin tablets from outside the EU do not contain unacceptable levels of NDMA impurities and EU metformin is not affected.
The FDA has released a statement on the investigations into the presence of nitrosamines in some drugs; highlighting that there are currently no recalls of metformin within the US.
Acidosis related to use of metformin seen only in those with severely decreased kidney function...
The oral diabetes medication metformin seems to reduce the chance of a late miscarriage and premature birth among women with polycystic ovary syndrome...
When women take the common diabetes medication metformin during pregnancy, it may put their children at increased risk of having obesity...