Multiple sclerosis is a complex disease which often requires ongoing medication treatment. Both the disease itself and the treatments needed for MS can lead many patients to wonder about MS-specific guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Let’s get moving! It’s well established that regular physical activity lessens the chance of cancer development, including for colon, breast, and endometrial cancers.
Which medication category is currently expanding nearly as quickly as generics? Biosimilars.
Innovation keeps rolling along in the pharma world, seemingly unaffected by potential pandemic slowdowns. With the year not yet over, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has so far approved 46 new medications, with the most common treatment area being oncology drugs, as well as 80+ first generic approvals. First generics are the first approval by the FDA for any manufacturer to market a drug product in generic form.
Flu cases are expected to increase this year, especially among vulnerable populations. For anyone who hasn’t yet been immunized, now is the time to get a flu shot. Flu season tends to peaks by February in the United States, but it can continue through May. And for those who wonder: yes, you can get a flu shot at the same time as the Covid-19 vaccine (or the Covid-19 booster).
Giving Tuesday comes around each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It serves as an onramp to the holiday season and as a chance to give back to others. There are many non-profits doing wonderful work, including OneWorld Health, an organization that builds sustainable medical clinics in developing countries to provide quality, affordable healthcare to people in need.