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Coronavirus: Nottinghamshire woman, 75, ‘first positive test within UK’

The earliest known person to contract coronavirus within the UK has been identified, scientists believe. Analysis of samples by the University of Nottingham showed a 75-year-old woman, from Nottinghamshire, tested positive on 21 February. She is also understood to be first in the UK to die after contracting Covid-19. A Surrey resident was previously believed… Read More »

First U.S. face transplant recipient dies, leaving an important legacy

Article content continued Carmen had also been attacked by a man, her ex-husband. Her first transplant, which she received in 2013, failed. Despite taking strong doses of immuno-suppressive drugs, her body slowly rejected the new face, to the point where she could no longer eat and was in constant pain. Carmen received a second donated… Read More »

In a first, MorphoSys, Incyte win Monjuvi FDA nod in lymphoma to challenge Roche’s Polivy

The FDA hasn’t specifically approved a therapy for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma after an initial line of therapy—until now. MorphoSys and Incyte’s Monjuvi—also known as tafasitamab—in combination with Celgene’s Revlimid now represents the first FDA-approved second-line regimen for DLBCL, the two companies said Friday. Because of Monjuvi’s importance… Read More »

Tremfya (guselkumab) Approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the First Selective Interleukin (IL)-23 Inhibitor for Active Psoriatic Arthritis

Print this page HORSHAM, PA, July 14, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tremfya (guselkumab) for adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA), a chronic progressive disease characterized by painful joints and skin inflammation.[1],[2] Tremfya is the first treatment… Read More »

Healthcare sector added 358K jobs, hospitals had first gains in 2 months

Dive Brief: The healthcare sector added 358,000 jobs throughout the last two weeks of May and the first two weeks of June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly jobs report. Similar to last month’s report, dentists and physician’s offices saw notable gains: 190,000 and 80,000 jobs added, respectively.​ Hospitals added about 7,000 jobs,… Read More »