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Anti-inflammatory drug improves survival in COVID-19 patients

Researchers from 68 sites across the country, led by David E. Leaf and Shruti Gupta  from the Division of Renal Medicine at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital, have investigated the effects of the anti-inflammatory drug tocilizumab on critically ill patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. Unlike steroids, which suppress the immune system more broadly, tocilizumab specifically inhibits the receptor for… Read More »

Study: Black patients more likely than white patients to use telehealth because of pandemic

A new study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association showed that in mid-March, Black people were more likely to self-report telehealth use in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic – particularly when perceiving COVID-19 as a minor threat to their own health. The Pew Research Center conducted the survey… Read More »

Coronavirus: ‘Long Covid’ patients need treatment programme, doctors say

Media playback is unsupported on your device Greater NHS support is needed for people chronically ill for months with Covid-19 symptoms, experts have told BBC Radio 4’s File on 4. The Royal College of GPs is calling for a national network of “post-Covid” clinics to help such people. But less than 12% of 86 NHS… Read More »

Pharma’s Future Relevance Depends on Empathy, Messaging, Partnering, and Supporting Patients and Providers

COVID-19 is re-shaping all industries, especially health care. And the pharma industry is challenged along with other health care sectors. In fact, the coronavirus crisis impacts on pharma are especially accelerated based on how the pandemic has affected health care providers, as seen through research from Accenture published in Reinventing Relevance: New Models for Pharma… Read More »