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FDA Approves New Pediatric Formulation of Sirturo (bedaquiline) as Part of Combination Therapy to Treat Children with Pulmonary Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Print this page NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ, May 27, 2020 — The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for a new pediatric formulation of Sirturo (bedaquiline). Sirturo is now indicated for use as part of combination therapy in the treatment of adult… Read More »

Experts float Roche stroke drug Activase as potential COVID-19 therapy

As the COVID-19 pandemic swells, experts around the globe are working to determine which existing medicines might help patients experiencing severe illness. Malaria drug chloroquine has gotten a lot of the attention, but now a team suggests a Roche stroke drug is worth exploring.  In an article in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, authors wrote that tissue plasminogen activator, or… Read More »

New cell therapy improves memory and stops seizures following TBI

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine developed a breakthrough cell therapy to improve memory and prevent seizures in mice following traumatic brain injury. The study, titled “Transplanted interneurons improve memory precision after traumatic brain injury,” was published today in Nature Communications. Traumatic brain injuries affect 2 million Americans each year and cause cell death… Read More »

Photo Dynamic Therapy or Blue-Light Therapy

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is the combination of light and light sensitive agents (such as porphyrins) in an oxygen-rich environment. The  treatment uses a drug, called a photosensitizer or photosensitizing agent, and a particular type of light. When photosensitizers are exposed to a specific wavelength of light, they produce a form of oxygen that kills nearby… Read More »