Tag Archives: Corona virus

Pharmacists seek drugivermectin approval for horse deworming in war on resurgent scabies

Pharmacists urgently ask the government to approve the controversial ‘wormer’ drug ivermectin to treat a skin mite infection amid rising case reports and widespread treatment shortages. The highly contagious condition, scabies, causes intense itching, a raised rash, and is easily spread in close contact with others. There has been a spike in outbreaks over the… Read More »

Huge underuse of germline testing for cancer patients

CHICAGO Fewer than 7 percent of newly diagnosed cancer patients are tested for germline gene mutations, and the percentage tested was even lower among racial and ethnic minorities, a huge study has found. Information from germline genetic testing could affect a patient’s cancer care. For example, such tests could indicate that targeted therapies would be… Read More »