A brief roundup of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.
Scientists are baffled by how the coronavirus attacks the body – killing many patients while barely affecting others.
Mylan has come under fire from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over inadequate good manufacturing practices at one of the company’s drug manufacturing facilities in India.
Noven Pharmaceuticals won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the company’s transdermal schizophrenia patch.
Few nutritional supplements can protect people from developing or dying from cardiovascular disease, and some may actually be harmful, a research review suggests.
Blood pressure and stroke risk rise steadily the more alcohol people drink, and previous claims that one or two drinks a day might protect against stroke are not true, according to a genetic study.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will temporarily allow certain manufacturers to sell blood pressure medications containing specified levels of a probable cancer-causing impurity in order to maintain adequate supplies of the drug.
The FDA – looking to ease shortages triggered by several manufacturers recalling the blood pressure medicine valsartan over possible cancer risk – approved a new generic version of the drug.
The U.S. FDA approved Johnson & Johnson’s nasal spray antidepressant Spravato for people resistant to other treatments, but placed restrictions on use of the drug.
Combining 30 minutes of morning exercise with short walking breaks throughout the day may help control blood pressure.