With Merck’s COVID Antiviral Announcement, Can the Pharma Pipeline Build Treatment Momentum?
At the start of the month, pharmaceutical company Merck dropped big news: It has developed a COVID antiviral drug that would cut hospitalization and mortality risks by 50%. In the drug’s study, patients taking the placebo pill saw 14% hospitalization rate and eight deaths, while the trial group with Merck’s drug had only 7% hospitalized and zero deaths.
This appears to be just the tip of the iceberg; Kaiser Health News reports at least three COVID antiviral candidates, including Merck’s, going through late-stage clinical trials, meaning a variety of COVID drugs could be on patient’s prescriptions here soon. What’ll be some of the positive domino effects to come from approval of COVID antivirals, not only on the pharmaceutical production pipeline, but on the general population’s health? Ira Leiderman, managing director of the healthcare practice at Cassel Salpeter & Co., gave MarketScale his take on the coming treatments.
Marshall Electronics Responds to Esports’ Massive Growth with Cutting-Edge POV Cameras
As we head into the middle of this decade, the eSports industry is witnessing an unprecedented boom. Valued at $1.42 billion in 2022, it’s projected to skyrocket to $4.47 billion by 2030, thanks to the rising adoption of smart devices and POV cameras, internet connectivity, and strategic partnerships like that of Microsoft and NVIDIA. […]
Legacy Payment Companies Embrace Blockchain Solutions. Their Infrastructure is Still “Fundamentally Not Aligned” with Web3 Payments.
Legacy payment companies are finally embracing blockchain solutions at scale, though still behind compared to the innovation that young fintech companies are bringing to the next generation of payment solutions. Regardless, this embrace is taking many shapes, and it’s still not a guarantee that they’re up to the task. In the last year, Visa […]
The Importance of Legal Counsel to Major League Organizations
Live sporting events continue to be at the forefront of entertainment in America year after year. Between enthused fans, good food and drinks, and anticipation for record-breaking moments, the ambiance of a stadium on a game day is unmatched. However, behind the scenes of our beloved stadiums and sports traditions lies term sheets and contracts […]