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Coronavirus strains Florida health system as some hospitals run out of ICU beds in largest counties

People wait for health assessment check-in before entering Jackson Memorial Hospital, as Miami-Dade County eases some of the lockdown measures put in place during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Miami, Florida, June 18, 2020. Marco Bello | Reuters More than 40 Florida hospitals in multiple counties across the state have maxed out their ICU… Read More »

Canadian prescriptions for malaria drug with COVID-19 potential surge, some for doctors’ own use

Some Canadian doctors appear to have been snapping up a malaria drug for their own possible use against COVID-19, part of a surge in prescriptions for the medicine that has health-care regulators across the country concerned. Professional organizations in several provinces have issued statements in recent days discouraging the practice, noting there’s no solid evidence… Read More »

Don’t use ibuprofen for coronavirus symptoms, some health officials recommend

A World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson recommended this week that those suffering from the symptoms of COVID-19 avoid taking ibuprofen. The suggestion came after French officials warned that the drug could actually worsen the effects of the virus. When asked about the study, WHO spokesman Christian Lindemeier told reporters in Geneva that United Nations health agency experts… Read More »

Amgen likely win Enbrel patent appeal, but Novartis scored some points: analyst

Amgen last summer scored a major patent win to defend its blockbuster immunology med Enbrel from impending biosimilar competition. Now, Novartis is challenging that ruling in appeals court, but analysts figure Amgen still holds an edge. At an appeals hearing Wednesday, judges heard arguments from Amgen and Novartis’ Sandoz unit over patents protecting big-selling Enbrel until 2029. While Sandoz’s… Read More »

Why do some athletes use diuretics

It was previously believed that the primary mechanism of osmotic diuretics such as mannitol is that they are filtered in the glomerulus, but cannot be reabsorbed. They work primarily why do some athletes use diuretics expanding extracellular fluid and plasma volume, therefore increasing blood flow to the kidney, particularly the peritubular capillaries. UCI announces adverse… Read More »