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Second Filgrastim Biosimilar Gets Thumbs Up From the FDA
Friday, July 20, 2018
The FDA has granted approval to Nivestym, which has several clinical uses. FDA Approvals
Updated TAVR Consensus Document Highlights Quality, Not Just Volume
Friday, July 20, 2018
The multisociety document lays the groundwork for judging TAVR program performance based on quality of care and volume, while the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is reviewing minimum volume. Medscape Medical News
HHS May Alter Rebate Rules for PBM Drug Middlemen
Friday, July 20, 2018
The Trump administration appears ready to press for changes in the savings provided to pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). The president has been an open critic of this industry. Medscape Medical News
Low-Dose Ketamine May Be a Safe Opioid Alternative
Friday, July 20, 2018
A literature analysis shows ketamine is as effective as morphine for short-term pain relief in emergency departments but had more nonsevere side effects. Medscape Medical News
FDA OKs Targeted Agent Ivosidenib for Relapsed/Refractory AML
Friday, July 20, 2018
The FDA has approved the first-in-class agent ivosidenib, which targets mutations in the IDH1 gene in acute myeloid leukemia. FDA Approvals
Bayer to Halt US Sales of Essure Permanent Contraceptive
Friday, July 20, 2018
Bayer will voluntarily halt sales of its controversial Essure permanent birth control implant in the United States at the end of this year, citing business reasons. News Alerts
Pioneering Plastic Surgeon in Transgender Care Dies at 96
Friday, July 20, 2018
Milton Edgerton helped found the first academic center for sex affirmation surgeries in the United States. He also performed groundbreaking craniofacial surgeries in children. Medscape Medical News
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Disappoint in Cardiovascular Protection
Friday, July 20, 2018
Although omega-3 fatty acids are widely used for protection against cardiovascular disease and related mortality, a Cochrane review challenges their' beneficial role, finding little, if any, protective benefit. Medscape Medical News
More Nurse Practitioners Pursue Residency Programs to Hone Skills
Friday, July 20, 2018
Proponents say the residencies provide help dealing with increasingly difficult cases, but some nursing groups contend that the programs are not necessary. Kaiser Health News
Brain Iron Levels a New Marker of MS Progression?
Friday, July 20, 2018
Monitoring levels of iron in specific areas of the brain in patients with multiple sclerosis by using novel MRI may track disease progression and assess treatment efficacy in clinical trials, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
More Data Indicate Ondansetron Is Safe for Morning Sickness
Friday, July 20, 2018
A large data set composed of two birth defect studies confirms there is little risk for teratogenicity when off-label ondansetron is taken for nausea and vomiting during the first trimester of pregnancy. Medscape Medical News
Gene Variant Flags Risk for Drug-Induced Liver Injury in MS
Friday, July 20, 2018
Researchers discovered a genetic difference that could identify people with multiple sclerosis at risk for drug-induced liver injury associated with interferon-beta therapy. Medscape Medical News
Synthetic Pot Laced With Rat Poison a Risk to US Blood Supply
Friday, July 20, 2018
The US Food and Drug Administration warns that synthetic cannabis laced with rat poison poses a significant health risk to users and the US blood supply. News Alerts
Osteoporosis Sufferers May Benefit From Mediterranean Diet
Friday, July 20, 2018
Following the Mediterranean diet could boost bone mineral density in patients with osteoporosis, although it has no discernible impact on bone parameters in healthy individuals, say European researchers. Medscape Medical News
Rapid Time to Thrombolysis Does Not Cut Diagnostic Accuracy
Friday, July 20, 2018
A stroke center in Helsinki, Finland, which has an average door-to-needle time for thrombolysis of less than 20 minutes, has reported reassuring data on low rates of misdiagnosis Medscape Medical News
Stress Ball or Hand-holding During Skin Cancer Surgery
Friday, July 20, 2018
For nonmelanoma skin cancer patients, extra stress-relieving measures did not reduce anxiety better than usual care for excisional surgery under local anesthesia. Medscape Medical News
EPA'S Watchdog Urges Better Water Oversight After Flint, Mich., Crisis
Friday, July 20, 2018
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was slow and ineffective in its response to the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and needs to improve its communications with state and local regulators when citizen complaints arise, its internal watc...
Tolvaptan Works Long Term in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
Friday, July 20, 2018
A new study demonstrates the long-term efficacy of the vasopressin-2 receptor antagonist tolvaptan in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Reuters Health Information
A Tenth of U.S. Veteran Coal Miners Have Black Lung Disease -NIOSH
Friday, July 20, 2018
More than 10 percent of America's coal miners with 25 or more years of experience have black lung disease, the highest rate recorded in roughly two decades, according to a government study that showed cases concentrated heavily in central Appalach...
Systemic Changes May Reduce Gender Disparities in Medical Training
Friday, July 20, 2018
Gender disparities in medical careers - in position, pay and publishing - start early, but even small systemic changes in training programs could begin to narrow these gaps, says a group of Harvard Medical School doctors. Reuters Health Informat...