Dying from Sickle Cell will soon be a thing of the past

Agios Announces FDA Orphan Drug Designation Granted to Mitapivat for Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGIO), a leader in the field of cellular metabolism to treat cancer and rare genetic diseases, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to the company’s

3 New Ebola Cases, 150 Exposed, Liberia Asks U.S. For Help

Two months after Liberia was declared free of Ebola for a second time, experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will travel there to try and determine the cause of new Ebola cases confirmed last week, a Liberian health official said Monday, according to an AP report in Seattlepi. Liberia requested U.S. assistance after

Trends To Look Out For In The African Pharmaceutical Industry

Talk of pharmaceuticals in Africa in the past often centered around potentially fatal illnesses like malaria and HIV/AIDS. The emphasis was on saving those at risk of death. Now the continent’s growing middle class who can afford to treat chronic illness is getting more attention. More pharmaceutical companies are looking to Africa as an opportunity for growth in improving or prolonging lives. Here are

South Africa Claims Breakthrough In Breast Cancer Diagnosis Tech

A new breast cancer diagnostic device that allows for instant detection of microscopic cancer cells was officially launched at Cape Town’s Groote Schuur Hospital Nov. 5, according to a CapeRay press release. The Aceso breast cancer diagnosis device combines mammographic and ultrasound technologies without the need for multiple screening tests — particularly helpful when analyzing dense breast tissue. The machine

Dr. Igonoh, Ebola survivor delivers healthy, ebola-free baby

In an astonishing medical case, Ebola survivor, Dr. Ada Igonoh gave birth to a baby girl this week, First Consultant Medical Centre announced. According to Expressng, the healthy baby girl, born at the Greater El-Monte Community Hospital, in California weighed 9 pounds and 1 ounce. The baby was certified Ebola free on delivery. Following her


At the end of last month, WHO announced a “treat all” policy for HIV infected people. The policy called for an early use of the antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV patients, and the expanded use of the preventive antiretroviral treatment pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for people at “substantial” risk of HIV. The new treatment regulations removes

Will fewer firearms make South Africa safer?

The role of firearms and gun ownership, legal and illegal, in violent and criminal behavior, and what can be done to increase safety in our communities. Hlupha was eight when he got his first gun and his neighbour taught him to commit crime. His first robbery was of the post office in the small town