News Roundup: July 25 to July 29

Your weekly roundup of the latest news from Drug Topics®.

WHO Declares Monkeypox a Global Health Emergency

The decision comes following reports of 16,000 cases across 75 countries and territories around the world.

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Switching Drugs Effective in Treating Diabetic Macular Edema

Research examines whether a step-approach with treatment for macular edema produces positive results.

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Drug Overdose Death Totals for 2020 Show Race-Based Disparities

Fentanyl, COVID-19 pandemic likely factors in 30% increase from previous year.

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Diabetes Medications Find a Second Life as Weight-Loss Drugs

Novo Nordisk’s Saxenda (liraglutide) and Wegovy (semaglutide) are leading the way for a new crop of drugs that reduce appetite, but the cost-effectiveness is in question with many payers saying no to coverage.

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Risk of Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease Higher After COVID-19

Research indicates that the risk of certain conditions becomes significantly increased following a bout of COVID-19.

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