Covid Vaccine and Fisheries Deals Close a ‘Roller Coaster’ WTO Meeting

WASHINGTON — Members of the World Trade Organization announced several agreements on Friday at the close of their first in-person ministerial conference in four years, pledging to rein in harmful government policies that have encouraged overfishing and relax some controls on intellectual property in an effort to make coronavirus vaccines more widely available. The agreements … Read more

A patient-funded ALS drug offers hope where few treatments exist

Listen to the article 6 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. When fitness mogul Augustine “Augie” Nieto II received the devastating diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2005, his response was to spring into action. Augie Nieto Permission granted by Augie’s Quest/Augie … Read more

Biotech spotlight: Karuna Therapeutics’ mission to rejuvenate the field of neuroscience

Listen to the article 6 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Welcome to Biotech Spotlight, a series featuring companies with breakthrough technologies and strategies. Today, we’re looking at Karuna Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on transformative medicines for people living with psychiatric and neurological conditions. In focus … Read more

TikTok tutorial: How pharma can embrace the video platform’s educational potential

Once considered a Gen Z-dominated social media platform, TikTok is taking off with other age groups now, broadening the opportunity for brands to engage with its users. Last year, the short-form social video app garnered over 1 billion monthly viewers, 36% of whom were between the ages of 35 and 54. During that time, advertisements … Read more

FDA Approves Alopecia Drug That Restores Hair Growth in Many Patients

The disease can vary in severity, but for some, it can be life-altering — a total loss of body hair, including eyelashes and eyebrows, even nose hair and hair in the ears. And, until recently, for those with alopecia areata, there was no treatment to make the hair grow back. But on Monday, the Food … Read more

Buoyed by COVID-19 shot, J&J’s vaccines head sees a new golden age approaching

Penny Heaton had only been head of the global vaccines therapeutic area at Janssen for a few weeks when she was thrust into the global spotlight of the COVID-19 discussion. J&J (Janssen) vaccines global therapeutic area head Penny Heaton Permission granted by Penny Heaton “Within three weeks of being here, we were preparing for the … Read more

For haemophiliacs, most of the world is still living in the dark ages | Tarun Gidwani

Like the Hindu deity Krishna, I was born with blue skin. My body bruised at the trauma of simply being held. And so the family arranged for a ritual to appease the gods. Haemophilia is a genetic blood disorder that makes it very hard for the body to stop bleeding. If your haemophilia is severe … Read more

Can Supplements Really Help With Depression or Anxiety?

st. John’s wort “promotes a positive mood.” Valerian root reduces “levels of anxiety and stress.” Lavender oil is “calming for body and mind.” If you are among the tens of millions of people in the United States who suffer from depression or anxiety, it is easy to be captivated by the promise of mood-boosting supplements. … Read more