A study published in Nature Medicine found that monkeypox viruses from the current outbreak have on average 50 differences in their DNA compared to the versions from about four years earlier. That’s about six to 12 times more than what would have been expected over that time period. * This article was originally published here
People have been using the Twitter hashtag to warn about the possibility of another Covid-19 surge and that no major legitimate public health organization has officially declared the pandemic over. * This article was originally published here
How does ICER plan to determine whether health plans offer fair access to pharmaceuticals? I summarized their approach last year as outlined in their white paper titled “Cornerstones of ‘Fair’ Drug Coverage: Appropriate Cost-Sharing and Utilization Management Policies for Pharmaceuticals.” Last month, final protocol for their “Barriers to Fair Access Assessment“. While the approach follows...<p class="more-link-wrap"><a href="https://www.kickosacademy.com/icers-2022-barriers-to-fair-access-assessment-protocol/" class="more-link">Read More<span class="screen-reader-text"> “ICER’s 2022 “Barriers to Fair Access Assessment” Protocol”</span> »</a></p>
A study published this week reported on whether symptoms of anxiety, depression, worry and stress prior to suffering an acute Covid-19 infection might predict post-Covid-19 symptoms, commonly known as “Long Covid.” * This article was originally published here
Today, the Office of Generic Drugs (OGD) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its 2021 Annual Report. As noted in the report, 90% of all drugs dispensed in the US are generic. In 2021, there were 776 approved generic drugs through the Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDA) process. Approvals by month are below....<p class="more-link-wrap"><a href="https://www.kickosacademy.com/2021-annual-report-on-generic-drug-approvals/" class="more-link">Read More<span class="screen-reader-text"> “2021 Annual Report on Generic Drug Approvals”</span> »</a></p>
War Of Words: This Is The Way Florida Fights Reproductive And Transgender Healthcare
Gov. Ron DeSantis and his aides have focused their media platforms this week on reframing public perception of abortion rights and gender-affirming healthcare, both of which remain popular, according to new polls.