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CHMP Backs Once-Weekly GLP-1 Analog Semaglutide
Friday, December 15, 2017
The nod from the European Medicines Agency's advisory panel follows approval by the US Food and Drug Administration. International Approvals
Telemedicine for Addiction Treatment?
Friday, December 15, 2017
One Indiana addiction specialist doesn’t shy away from telemedicine, but he still requires in-person visits to begin and maintain his patients’ Suboxone prescriptions. Kaiser Health News
Dec 15 Cardiology News
Friday, December 15, 2017
Noninvasive VT ablation, Riata leads, NOAC/DOAC therapies, HDL-C and infection risk, and fibrosis in triathletes are discussed in this week's podcast. theheart.org on Medscape
CHMP Backs Darvadstrocel for Perianal Fistulas in Crohn's
Friday, December 15, 2017
Darvadstrocel is the first allogeneic stem cell therapy to receive a positive CHMP opinion in Europe. International Approvals
FDA Approves Ozenoxacin Cream for Impetigo
Friday, December 15, 2017
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved ozenoxacin cream (Xepi Cream, Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals Inc) 1% for impetigo. FDA Approvals
FDA OKs Eskata for Raised Seborrheic Keratoses
Friday, December 15, 2017
Eskata is a proprietary, high-concentration hydrogen peroxide-based topical solution applied by a healthcare provider directly to raised seborrheic keratoses using a penlike applicator. FDA Approvals
No Mortality Benefit for Mediterranean Diet After Acute Heart Failure
Friday, December 15, 2017
Adherence to the diet reduced AHF rehospitalizations, but experts suggest it may have been too much to expect a significant impact on mortality in a population with such a poor prognosis. Medscape Medical News
Cutting Carbon Emissions in Healthcare: Target the OR
Friday, December 15, 2017
Addressing climate change in healthcare should target the operating theater, which has a large carbon footprint, mostly as a result of the use of anesthetic gases and energy demands, a study found. Medscape Medical News
Prenatal, Early Sugary Drink Exposure Ups Asthma Risk in Kids
Friday, December 15, 2017
Increased maternal consumption of sugary drinks and child total fructose dietary intake were associated with greater odds of asthma in midchildhood in a longitudinal study. Medscape Medical News
AAFP Declines to Endorse New 130/80 BP Treatment Guidelines
Friday, December 15, 2017
It will stick with the higher-threshold 2014 Eighth Joint National Committee guidelines. AAFP cites concerns about methodology and perceived conflicts of interest with the AHA/ACC recommendation. Medscape Medical News
Age of Seizure Onset and Age of Menarche Linked
Friday, December 15, 2017
Seizure onset is not only linked to the start of menarche but spans several years before, and after, it occurs, according to findings that suggest at-risk girls may benefit from preventive therapy during this window. Medscape Medical News
Serious Mental Illness: Federal Panel Urges Better Care
Friday, December 15, 2017
The United States needs to place greater focus on early identification of serious mental illness and more timely treatment, says a federal panel in its first-ever report. Medscape Medical News
Children With Congenital Zika Need Long-term Follow-up Care
Friday, December 15, 2017
Children with congenital Zika virus infection and microcephaly need long-term multidisciplinary follow-up care to avoid falling far behind on their developmental milestones, a study found. Medscape Medical News
Terror Attacks Tied to Sizable Headache Risk in Survivors
Friday, December 15, 2017
Clinicians need to be on the lookout for physical as well as psychological effects in individuals who have experienced violence, investigators say. Medscape Medical News
Ob/Gyns Not Well Informed About Opioid Prescribing
Friday, December 15, 2017
Obstetricians and gynecologists need to become better informed about prescribing opioids, survey results showed. Medscape Medical News
Few Endocrinologists Know Ertugliflozin Beyond Name: Poll
Friday, December 15, 2017
The SGLT-2 type 2 diabetes drug is expected to get FDA approval by the end of the year. A Medscape poll finds that only 45% of endocrinologists had heard of it, and of those, 20% knew it only by name. Medscape Medical News
Giant Rats Increase Their Attack on Tuberculosis in Tanzania
Friday, December 15, 2017
Reuters Health Information
DaVita Pharmacy Unit Settles U.S. Billing Probe for $63.7 Million
Friday, December 15, 2017
A pharmacy services unit of DaVita Inc will pay $63.7 million to resolve allegations that it improperly billed federal healthcare programs for medications and paid illegal financial inducements to patients, the U.S. Justice Department said. Reut...
Social Media May Help Chronically Ill Connect to Doctors, Fellow Patients
Friday, December 15, 2017
Social media groups that bring together patients, family, friends and healthcare providers can improve patients’ outlook and reduce their anxiety and depression, a recent U.S. study suggests. Reuters Health Information
Success as 1 Billion Treated in Battle Against Painful Tropical Diseases
Friday, December 15, 2017
Reuters Health Information