Adherence to medicines – ie, maintaining consistency and complying with correct dosage – is vital for treatment success, yet patient non-adherence remains a global concern, risking a multitude of consequences for both the patients and healthcare systems. Dave Elder explores the issue of medicine adherence and expounds on current efforts…
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Gilead has said that topline results for clinical recovery have been demonstrated in a Phase III trial of remdesivir, tested in COVID-19 patients.
In this in-depth focus are features on how to succeed in the solid dosage form sector and the opportunities that nanoparticle drug delivery offers.
Researchers have developed a new mixture of oil and hydrogel that releases drugs in a controlled fashion, preventing overdosing.
Glidants and lubricants are important additives in the production of solid dosage formulations. This article compares the results of various methods to characterise the flowability of blends, demonstrating the importance of considering the impacts that glidants may have, not only on the flowability of blends, but the physical attributes of…
After a review of cyproterone, the EMA has recommended that the drug only be prescribed once other treatment options have failed, due to an increased meningioma risk.
A study investigating the effectiveness of HPV vaccines has revealed that a single dose is as successful at preventing cervical cancer as multiple doses.
A novel formulation for dolutegravir has been developed to improve HIV treatment options for children. Dr Kimberly Smith from ViiV Healthcare discusses the benefits of this new dispersible tablet.
Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of certain mirtazapine tablets as bottles labelled as 7.5mg may contain 15mg tablets.
New research has shown that intravenous injection of the BCG vaccine dramatically reduces monkey susceptibility to TB bacteria and lung inflammation.
The FDA and EMA have granted Orphan Drug Designation to zotiraciclib, currently the subject of two separate Phase Ib clinical trials in glioblastoma.
The drug daratumumab has been approved for treatment of multiple myeloma, demonstrating increased efficacy when used in combination with other drugs.
A team at the Technical University of Munich have made it possible for nano particles to be released in sequence with the use of artificial DNA.
Higher daily doses of rifampin, a cornerstone of tuberculosis treatment, were shown to kill more TB bacteria in sputum cultures without increasing the adverse effects of treatment, according to a recent randomised controlled trial.