Vigilance Regarding COVID-19
Canada is in the development stages of a new pharmaceutical, COVID-19: Health Canada looking into experimental drug to treat early symptomatic COPD. The drug is currently in pre-clinical development and the company is waiting for approval from the European Medicines Agency or EMA. If successful, the drug will be available for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder or their family.
The disease COPD is a progressive cause of death throughout the world. The average survival time after diagnosis is three to four years. Patients who are diagnosed early have a good chance of surviving, but researchers are looking at ways to prolong life. The treatment of COPD is complicated and not yet approved by the FDA. It is being developed by several companies in Canada and Europe, and the results are promising.
This is a long term research project that is being funded by a Canadian government agency, not an American one. The goal is to test a combination of medicines and other therapies on people who are newly diagnosed. If successful, this new treatment may provide new hope to those with the disease who are too far along to qualify for standard treatment. If successful, then it could save lives.
COPD is usually caused by smoking cigarettes or other tobacco products
Smokers are three times more likely to develop this disease than non-smokers. It can cause fatigue, severe headaches and shortness of breath. People with early stage COPD may feel they are dragging themselves through the day, but they could be saving their lives.
A study to test the effects of a newly approved drug on patients with advanced stage COPD will be led by a health study known as the Canadian Healthy Collaborative Drug Study (CHCS). This is part of the Canadian National Health Examination Survey (CNE). This is a collaboration of several different health agencies in Canada. The primary goal is to increase the quality of health care for those with chronic illness. This type of research could lead to the development of new medications that could improve the health of people with this disease.
One group of investigators looking at the potential uses of Cansellin, an anti-inflammatory, could test the ability of the drug to reduce signs of arthritis. They would also test its ability to relieve the discomfort of osteoarthritis. Patients who have suffered joint degeneration due to disease and need medication to manage their pain would also benefit from this study.
There has been news of a new drug called Enberelix being developed to treat Alzheimer’s patients. Researchers are testing Enberelix to see if it could improve the effects of presciption drugs on the brain. Presciption drugs are those that slow down the process of how the brain works to process information. Alzheimer’s is a disease that is caused when the brain cells begin to lose their memory. This could be the solution for reducing some of the symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease. If this is successful, it could be an easy way to treat Alzheimer’s.
Another group of researchers that is looking into the effects of nutrition on health will test the effects of monosodiumglutamate (MSG) on laboratory mice and human patients. This type of glutamate is a commonly used chemical in many foods. It is believed that excessive amounts of MSG may cause a variety of health problems including heart disease and stroke.
One of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world, GlaxoSmithKline, is looking into the use of herbicides as a way to control pests and weeds within the field of agriculture. If the herbicide is able to kill off the pests, then farmers will have more time to focus on the production of corn and wheat. In the United States, farmers cover approximately two million acres of land with herbicides. GlaxoSmithKline’s chief scientist has said that they plan to roll out this product in Canada and Europe soon. GlaxoSmithKline did not provide any further details as to how these products will affect the health of patients or individuals.
The Canadian government is involved with funding various types of research
One of these types of research involves studying the effects of minocycline on children with autism. Minocycline is a common antibiotic that is often prescribed for toddlers with mild cases of autism. GlaxoSmithKline is conducting a clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of the antibiotic in children with autism. The study could also be useful information for other researchers around the world.
Two other federally funded research projects would also be examining the effect of minocycline on ADHD. One study intends to look at how the treatment affects children with both Asperger’s syndrome and ADHD. The other is looking into how long term health risks from the treatment are worth it. Federal and provincial research funding agencies are currently analyzing the potential benefits of the medication as a treatment for inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis. These diseases are typically characterized by diarrhea and abdominal discomfort.