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Inhaled Coronavirus Vaccine That Delivers Drug Directly to Airways to Be Trialled

noseAtrial to see if an inhaled coronavirus vaccine would be more effective than one delivered via injection is starting in the U.K. A small trial of 30 people will see participants inhale either the Oxford Vaccine, which is currently being developed by AstraZeneca and in the Phase III of testing, or the saRNA vaccine by Imperial College London, U.K. It is thought that by targeting the airways directly…. newsweek

FDA approves an oncology drug that targets a key genetic driver of cancer, rather than a specific type of tumor

Image result for FDA approves an oncology drug that targets a key genetic driver of cancer, rather than a specific type of tumorThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Vitrakvi (larotrectinib), a treatment for adult and pediatric patients whose cancers have a specific genetic feature (biomarker).This is the second time the agency has approved a cancer treatment based on a common biomarker across different types of tumors rather than the location in the body where the tumor originated. The approval marks a new paradigm in the development of cancer drugs that are “tissue agnostic.” It follows the policies that the FDA developed in a guidance document released earlier this year…more: FDA.GOV

Monkey Dust drug use ‘an epidemic’, emergency workers warn

Jeff MooreUse of a drug which can put users in a violent, paranoid state with “superhuman strength” is at epidemic levels, emergency workers have warned. Dubbed Monkey Dust, the “highly unpredictable” substance has caused people to jump off buildings and run into traffic, police said. Stoke-on-Trent, resembled a scene from a zombie film thanks to the drug, one paramedic…..BBC