Tag Archives: Patients

Dr. Pimple Popper Popped ‘Popcorn Butter’ Cysts on a Patient’s Back

Fan favorite Dr. Pimple Popper client Momma Squishy is back in the dermatologist’s latest Instagram video. Momma Squishy has a condition called steatocystoma multiplex where benign, fluid filled cysts form on the skin. When Dr. Pimple Popper pops these tiny cysts, they come out looking like “popcorn butter.” In a recent Instagram video, Dr. Pimple… Read More »

Pfizer’s blockbuster-to-be Vyndaqel is too costly for heart patients, study suggests

Pfizer’s tafamidis arrived in the U.S. in 2019 with a vastly discounted list price over rival transthyretin amyloidosis drugs. But its $ 225,000-a-year tag still seems too much for many heart patients. Previous cost-effectiveness analyses and physicians themselves have warned tafamidis is too pricey—the world’s most expensive medication for cardiovascular disease, to be exact. And now,… Read More »

Study identifies potential approach to treat patients with severe COVID-19

Early data from a clinical study suggest that blocking the Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) protein provided clinical benefit to a small group of patients with severe COVID-19. Researchers observed that the off-label use of the cancer drug acalabrutinib, a BTK inhibitor that is approved to treat several blood cancers, was associated with reduced respiratory distress… Read More »