Articles relating to COVID-19 including safety tips, research updates, and vaccine information.

Lilly’s tirzepatide leads to body weight reductions in type 2 diabetes trial

Eli Lilly and Company has reported that results from the SURPASS-2 clinical trial of tirzepatide showed superior A1C and body weight reductions from baseline in adults with type 2 diabetes. A novel investigational once-weekly dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and GLP-1 receptor agonist, tirzepatide combines the actions of both incretins into a single molecule. The…

Vir and GSK to halt enrolment in Covid-19 antibody trial

Vir Biotechnology and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have reported that an independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) has recommended halting enrolment in the VIR-7831 (GSK4182136) arm of the Phase III ACTIV-3 clinical trial while the data matured. VIR-7831 is an investigational dual-action SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibody that is designed to achieve high concentration in the lungs to…

Amgen reports positive data from BLINCYTO study in leukaemia patients

Amgen has reported positive data from the Phase III study of BLINCYTO (blinatumomab) in paediatric patients with high-risk first-relapse B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (B-ALL). A bispecific T-cell engager (BiTE) immuno-oncology therapy, BLINCYTO targets CD19 surface antigens on B cells. By helping the body’s immune system in identifying and targeting malignant cells by engaging T…

FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LEADERS HOPE MORE EDUCATION WILL CUT THROUGH ANY BRAND HESITANCY SURROUNDING THE JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINE

Alabama is initially slated to receive 40,100 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. It’s unclear when exactly they will start to be administered in the state. At the end of another busy day of vaccinations at Hazel Green Pharmacy, another 50 people were added to the state’s list of those who have completed their…

Dr. David Hicks on doctors’ responsibility to educate the public about vaccines

https://youtu.be/BDUAuqbrh0M Dr. Jayne Morgan sits down with Dr. David Hicks, Deputy Health Director for the Jefferson County Health Department to talk about the responsibility of doctors to educate the public on COVID-19 and why it is important to get vaccinated. If doctors don’t step up and offer their educated perspectives, misinformation will fill the information…