Interesting medical science breakthroughs in 2020

While 2020 will mostly be remembered for the stress and deaths caused by COVID, there were also some interesting medical science breakthroughs to remember. Pharmaceutical companies’ cutting-edge development of vaccines for the pandemic stands out of course, but there were also developments in testing devices, personal protective equipment, and amazing actions taken to ensure people had access to the medical equipment needed. All of this happening around the world, and in a far more collaborative time than ever seen before. More people moved to how to order medicines online, amongst these trying times. Here are some of the ones that stand out, and a nod to some non-covid related breakthroughs too. 

Grand Award Winner: Binax NOW COVID-19 Ag Card rapid antigen test by Abbott Laboratories

There were a lot of developments, breakthroughs, improvements and inventions happening all around monitoring, tracking, testing and caring for people with COVID 19. At the start of the pandemic, a big issue was the testing available and how long it took. Having days in between a test and the result is no good if infectious people are walking around while waiting and infecting others. 

Spotting the virus early is important and allows tracing to be more effective so people who were in close contact could be notified and also go for testing. There have been a number of different tests in different countries but Abbott Laboratories’ test stands out. It takes just 15 minutes for it to register a positive result and it does not require a lot of special and expensive lab tools to process. It is easy to administer and is accurate 97.1 percent of the time. Fast and accurate testing for COVID-19.

Aklief cream by Galderma Laboratories, L.P.

When people look online at how to order medicines one of the popular searches is for the treatment of acne. It affects around 85% of young adults and teenagers and a commonly used group of medications are retinoids. These help stimulate cell growth, speeding it up so old cells are shed and new healthier ones grow. The problem is these medications can cause dry and irritated skin. Aklief cream is a new retinoid product (it has been 20 years since the last) that treats acne but without the problem of itchiness and irritation.

MiSight 1 day by CooperVision, Inc.

The condition of myopia is the medical term for nearsightedness. It is a problem that worsens with age and it is estimated that by 2050 it will affect just over half of the world’s population! MiSight has developed contact lenses that slow the development of this condition in children between 8 and 12 years old when the diagnosis is new and usually still mild. Over three years the progression of myopia is reduced by 59%.

Ubrelvy by Allergan plc

One of the treatments you might need when learning how to order medicines online is for migraines. Around 37 million people in America have problems with regular migraines and while there are some medications that are effective they come with some side effects including dizziness, neck pain and chest pain and muscle cramps. Allergan has developed Ubrelvy, a treatment for migraines that effectively stop them without the additional side effects and with fewer risks.