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MPR Weekly Dose
12 minutes | Jul 1, 2022
MPR Weekly Dose MPR 122 — Nasal Spray for Allergic Rhinitis; Qsymia Approval Expanded; Monkeypox Vaccine; Antibodies Shelf Life Extended; FDA Ban JUUL Products
New nasal spray for allergic rhinitis; weight management drug indication is expanded to include teens; monkeypox vaccine access; COVID-19 antibody shelf-life extension; JUUL banned in the US.
14 minutes | Jun 24, 2022
MPR Weekly Dose MPR 121 — New Treatment for Crohn Disease; USPSTF Recommendations on Vitamins for CVD, CA Prevention; Panel Vote on Alzheimer Tx; Phexxi Analysis; Vaxneuvance Approved for Pediatrics
Skyrizi gains new approval; the USPSTF make recommendations on multivitamin use to prevent CVD and cancer; an FDA Panel vote on pimavanserin efficacy for treating hallucinations associated with Alzheimer disease psychosis; Phexxi analysed in over 1000 patients; and Vaxneuvance approved for some pediatrics.
16 minutes | Jun 17, 2022
MPR Weekly Dose MPR 120 — Child COVID Vaccine Vote; Alopecia Tx Approved; Paxlovid in Standard Risk Patients; Autism Diagnostic Aid; Polyneuropathy hATTR Amyloidosis
FDA panel vote on COVID vaccines for young children; new drug approved to treat alopecia; paxlovid tested in standard risk individuals; a device to aid autism diagnosis; and a new approval for polyneuropathy hATTR.
16 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
MPR Weekly Dose MPR 119 — FDA Panel Votes on Novavax; MMR Vaccination; Dupixent Approval Expanded; Investigative COVID-19 Treatments
The FDA Advisory Committee vote on Novavax; new option for MMR vaccination; Dupixent approval expanded; and we take a look at the latest data on COVID-19 treatments.
11 minutes | Jun 3, 2022
MPR Weekly Dose 118 — Ukoniq Approval Withdrawn; Rescue Inhaler to Be Reviewed; Dupilumab Priority Review; Kymriah Update; Novel Postpartum Depression Tx Shows Promise
Ukoniq, a treatment just approved last year, has been withdrawn; We rundown a host of drug pipeline news in asthma, dermatology and oncology; and there's positive results for a novel postpartum depression treatment.
12 minutes | May 27, 2022
MPR Weekly Dose 117 — Guidance on Paxlovid Tx; Dupixent Approval; Plaque Psoriasis Cream Approved; COVID-19 Vaccine Response in Under 5s; CDC Monkeypox Alert
The latest guidance for Paxlovid treatment following rebound reports; Dupixent gets a new approval; A new treatment is approved for plaque psoriasis; Update on the efficacy of a COVID-19 vaccine in those aged under 5; And the latest on Monkeypox.
12 minutes | May 20, 2022
MPR Weekly Dose 116 — First-in-Class T2D Treatment; FDA Decline Fluvoxamine; Booster Doses for Children; COVID-19, Influenza, and RSV Test; Wearable Furosemide Delivery System
The FDA decide to decline COVID-19 treatment; Booster doses authorized for children; A direct to consumer test to detect COVID-19, influenza, and RSV; And a wearable furosemide delivery system accepted for review.
12 minutes | May 12, 2022
MPR Weekly Dose 115 — Janus Kinase Inhibitor Approved for COVID-19; Varenicline Supply; Janssen Vaccine Limits Set; Test Safety Alert; Potential Hemodialysis Chemical Exposure
Treatment approved for hospitalized COVID-19 patients; Update on Varenicline supply; Limits have been set for the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine; Safety alert issued for a COVID-19 test; And certain hemodialysis machines may carry the potential for chemical exposure.
13 minutes | Apr 29, 2022
MPR Weekly Dose 114 - USPSTF Aspirin Recommendations; COVID-19 treatment expansion; Accupril Recall; Counterfeit HIV Meds; White House Plan to Tackle Overdose Epidemic
This week: USPSTF recommendations on aspirin use to prevent cardiovascular disease; Veklury indication expanded; Accupril Lots recalled; Legal action on counterfeit HIV medication; And the White House releases plan to tackle the overdose epidemic.
13 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
MPR Weekly Dose 113 - Sabizabulin Trial Stopped; Booster Request for Peds; Diversity in Clinical Trials; Myopericarditis Risks Compared for Vaccines; Approval Effect on the Unvaccinated
This week: the halting of the sabizabulin trial in COVID-19; Emergency Use Authorization to be requested for booster dose in 5 to 11 year olds; Diversity in Clinical Trials; Myopericarditis risk compared for COVID-19 vaccines vs other vaccines; And survey results of unvaccinated attitudes following FDA approval.
12 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
MPR Weekly Dose 112 - Second COVID-19 Booster Dose Authorized; Sotrovimab Use Limited; Oral COVID-19 Tx; PreHevbrio Hep B Vaccination; Thyroid Dysfunction Alert Following ICM
A second booster dose for some COVID-19 vaccines is authorized; Sotrovimab has its use limited due to the BA.2 Omicron subvariant; An investigational oral antiviral gains Fast Track designation; PreHevbrio hepatitis B vaccine now available; And the FDA update a safety communication regard the risk of thyroid dysfunction in infants following the use of contrast media containing iodine.
11 minutes | Mar 25, 2022
MPR Weekly Dose 111 - Allergy Spray OTC Switch; Syringe Malfunction Prompts Recall; Sciatica Pain Tx Update; FDA Alert for COVID-19 Tests; Resubmitted Teplizumab Application Accepted
Allergy treatment gets over-the-counter approval; Anaphylaxis treatment recalled; Phase 3 trial results for investigational sciatica treatment; FDA alert regarding at-home COVID tests; And the resubmitted Biologics License Application for teplizumab for type 1 diabetes is accepted.
20 minutes | Mar 18, 2022
MPR Weekly Dose #110: Interview With Dr Tobias Janowitz
In this week’s special episode of The Weekly Dose Podcast we interview Dr Tobias Janowitz, a medical oncologist, assistant professor at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories and adjunct professor at the Feinstein Institutes. Dr Janowitz was part of a team that recently conducted a phase 2 clinical trial assessing high doses of famotidine in adults with COVID-19. The trial was conducted completely remotely and the findings were published in Gut. As well as discussing their findings, Dr Janowitz talks about the process of conducting a fully-remote trial and the greater possibilities this may hold for future clinical research.
13 minutes | Feb 25, 2022
MPR Weekly Dose 109 - Purdue Overdose Treatment Approved; ACIP Immunization Schedules; FDA Provide List of COVID-19 Tests; Urticaria Trial Stopped; First Condom for Anal Intercourse.
A new injection is approved for opioid overdose; The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices releases vaccine schedules; The FDA provides a list of approved COVID-19 tests; A trial of an investigational spontaneous urticaria treatment is stopped; And the first condom is authorized for anal intercourse.
15 minutes | Feb 18, 2022
MPR Weekly Dose 108 - OTC Treatment Shows Benefit in COVID-19; Emergency Use Granted to Antibody; Parkinson Disease Tx Available; Veklury Study Results; Safety Concern for Ketamine
This week in COVID related news, a heartburn medication shows benefit in patients; Bebtelovimab is authroized; Veklury is shown to retain antiviral activity against variants. Away from COVID, a functionally scored carbidopa/levodopa tablet is now available for Parkinson disease, and the FDA issue a ketamine compounding warning.
11 minutes | Feb 11, 2022
MPR Weekly Dose 107 - Millions of Molnupiravir Courses Delivered; Guidance on Nonopioid Analgesic Development; Enteral Feeding Tube Warning; Enjaymo Approved; Mecarbil Under Review for HFrEF
This week: news of millions of courses of a COVID-19 oral antiviral being provided to the US government for distribution throughout the country; There’s a draft guidance for novel nonopioid analgesics; Possible strangulation warning for enteral feeding tubes; A new treatment has been approved for cold agglutinin disease; And a treatment is under review for HFrEF.
13 minutes | Feb 3, 2022
MPR Weekly Dose 106 - FDA Approves COVID-19 Vaccine; EUA Submission for Kids Under 5; COVID Tests Recalled; Vupanorsen Development Ends; Cabenuva Approval Expanded
This week: The approval of a second COVID-19 vaccine; Pfizer and BioNTech submit for Emergency use of their vaccine for children under 5; Pfizer have also stopped development on a potential drug treatment to reduce cardiovascular risk and severe hypertriglyceridemia; And new dosing options for a HIV drug.
11 minutes | Jan 28, 2022
MPR Weekly Dose 105 - Antibody Therapies Restricted; Veklury Greenlit for Outpatients; Parsaclisib Indication Withdrawn; Pepaxto Withdrawal Reconsidered; Kimmtrak Approved
Use of monoclonal antibodies restricted due to Omicron; Veklury given the go-ahead as an outpatient treatment; New data produces a reconsideration for Pepaxto withdrawal; And there's a new treatment approval for unresectable or metastatic uveal melanoma.
13 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
MPR Weekly Dose 104 - Two New Atopic Dermatitis Therapies; Counterfeit HIV; Indications Withdrawn for Zydelig; CDC Pediatric Influenza Vaccine Study Results; COVID Test Warning
This week we have news of two new approval for atopic dermatitis; Warnings around counterfeit HIV treatments; Zydelig indications withdrawn; CDC pediatric influenza vaccine study results; And an FDA warning against a particular brand of COVID-19 antibody tests.
12 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
MPR Weekly Dose 103 - Novel treatment for insomnia; Magnesium health claim; Dental decay and transmucosal med; Vaccine and menstrual cycle findings; Best diets for 2022
This week: Novel insomnia treatment; The FDA comment on magnesium hypertension claim; Transmucosal buprenorphine linked to dental decay; Researchers assess changes in menstrual cycle in relation to COVID vaccines; And experts have their say on the best diets for 2022.
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