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EMA Recommends Upadacitinib for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Saturday, October 19, 2019
A European Medicines Agency advisory panel recommended marketing authorization for upadacitinib for the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. International Approvals
More Evidence of Worse Outcomes With New-Onset AFib After TAVR
Friday, October 18, 2019
Results suggest new-onset AF after TAVR represents a distinct population with a high risk for poor long-term outcomes, including mortality, and the reasons are unclear. Medscape Medical News
EU Committee Backs Delafloxacin for ABSSSI
Friday, October 18, 2019
A European Medicines Agency advisory panel recommended delafloxacin for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections in adults when other commonly used antibacterial drugs are inappropriate. International Approvals
EU Panel Gives Thumbs-Up on First Ebola Vaccine
Friday, October 18, 2019
The V920 Ebola Zaire vaccine (Ervebo, Merck) protects against Ebola virus disease caused by Zaire Ebola virus in at-risk adults aged 18 years or older. International Approvals
EU Panel Backs Drugs for Hypoglycemia, Osteoporosis
Friday, October 18, 2019
After an initial no, CHMP backs romosozumab for severe osteoporosis with high fracture risk; Baqsimi is the first nasally administered treatment for severe hypoglycemia. International Approvals
Over 700 Doctors Paid More Than $1 Million by Drug, Medical Device Companies
Friday, October 18, 2019
ProPublica has been tracking drug company spending on doctors since 2010. We just updated our database and found that companies are still paying private doctors huge sums for promotional talks and consulting. ProPublica
EMA Panel Endorses New Indications for Two Cancer Drugs
Friday, October 18, 2019
The CHMP has recommended that two oncologic drugs be approved for additional uses in Europe. International Approvals
Medicare Drug-Negotiations Bill Approved by House Committees
Friday, October 18, 2019
House Democrats advanced their bill in the congressional debate about restraining rising drug prices. Senate Republicans are not considered likely to hold a vote on the bill. Medscape Medical News
ARBs Linked to Increased Suicide Risk, Experts Skeptical
Friday, October 18, 2019
A new study suggests an increased risk for suicide associated with angiotensin receptor blockers compared with ACE inhibitors among older adults, but leading cardiovascular experts are skeptical. Medscape Medical News
EMA Panel Backs Esketamine Nasal Spray for Resistant Depression
Friday, October 18, 2019
Spravato is for use with an oral antidepressant in adults with major depressive disorder who have failed at least two different antidepressants. International Approvals
New Standard of Care in Rhabdomyosarcoma?
Friday, October 18, 2019
Maintenance therapy boosted survival in pediatric patients with RMS, and at least in Europe, it will be the standard of care in trials going forward. Medscape Medical News
Measles Devastates Families, Challenges Doctors
Friday, October 18, 2019
The most recent measles outbreak, which was the worst in the U.S. since 1992, may be over, but the impact of the disease is not. WebMD Health News
'Complete Disruption' of Supply of Essential Pediatric Chemo
Friday, October 18, 2019
A chemotherapy used in the treatment of most childhood cancers is now scarce, and no supply is coming into the United States at the moment. Medscape Medical News
Intervention Ups Adherence to Low-Cal Mediterranean Diet
Friday, October 18, 2019
Behavioral support and promotion of physical activity improved adherence to a reduced-energy Mediterranean diet, which in turn improved CVD risk factors. Medscape Medical News
Fremanezumab May Reduce Attacks in Tough-to-Treat Migraine
Friday, October 18, 2019
The CGRP-targeting migraine-prevention drug fremanezumab is safe and effective in reducing migraines for patients who have failed up to four other therapies, new research shows. Medscape Medical News
Boosting Women's Testosterone Can Increase Muscle Mass and Endurance
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Artificially raising women's testosterone levels may result in improved physical performance, boosting endurance and muscle mass, a new study finds. Reuters Health Information
Postop Self-Removal of Foley Boosts Patient Satisfaction, Curbs Office Visits
Saturday, October 19, 2019
In patients with post-operative urinary retention after pelvic reconstructive surgery, self-removal of a transurethral catheter is noninferior to office-based removal and leads to fewer office visits and a better patient experience, researchers sa...
U.S. Ramps Up Testing in Search Vaping Illness Cause as Cases Near 1,500
Saturday, October 19, 2019
U.S. health officials on Thursday reported another 180 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses and announced plans to start testing aerosols produced by e-cigarettes and vaping products as they search for the source of the nationwide outbreak that ...
Heavy-Resistance Training Can Help Running Performance
Saturday, October 19, 2019
It's a myth that low-resistance, high-rep workouts that promote endurance are the best form of strength-training for runners, researchers say. Reuters Health Information
Big Income Drops Tied to Heart Attack, Stroke
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Reuters Health Information