The top performers among drugs launched in 2020 were each the first of their kind.

Few U.S. adults diagnosed with hepatitis C virus infections receive timely treatment with antiviral drugs, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday.

MiroBio and Gilead believe they can offer new, best-in-class assets to patients beset by different autoimmune diseases. The deal includes MiroBio’s lead investigational candidate, MB272, a selective agonist of T, B and dendritic cells that aims to inhibit or blunt activation and suppress an inflammatory immune response.

In a perplexing social paradox, diseases that disproportionately affect people of color are frequently also ones that receive less attention from the medical world. Compounding the problem, diseases that affect people across all races often have fewer people of color in clinical trials for new treatments. The reasons for the problem are widely speculated.

Gilead’s total revenue for Q2 increased 1% to $6.3 billion compared to Q2 in 2021. Overall, the company exceeded both its own expectations and the predictions of market analysts for the second quarter.

The Galien Foundation, the premier global institution dedicated to honoring innovators in life sciences, today announced the 2022 Prix Galien USA Award nominees for “Best Biotechnology Product,” “Best Pharmaceutical Agent,” and “Best Medical Technology.” Winners will be announced during the Prix Galien USA Awards Ceremony on October 27, 2022, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

This is the second contract for the drug, branded as Veklury, which is approved in Europe to treat COVID patients who are at high risk of experiencing a severe case of the disease, as well as patients who have pneumonia and require supplemental oxygen.