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Another Drug Company Recalls Tainted Sartan Products
Monday, January 21, 2019
Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc becomes the latest company to recall sartan products because of the presence of a probable carcinogen. News Alerts
Microbiome Analysis Powers Insights to Improve Sleep
Monday, January 21, 2019
New technologies can help identify poor sleep patterns and help physicians and patients find solutions, such as making changes to alter the microbiome. Medscape Medical News
Diabetes Alert Dogs Perform Better Than Previously Thought
Monday, January 21, 2019
Highly trained dogs are better at alerting patients with type 1 diabetes to hyper- and hypoglycemic episodes than previous studies suggest, new UK research indicates. Medscape Medical News
FDA OKs ECG Feature on Verily Study Watch for Research
Monday, January 21, 2019
The Verily Study Watch records, stores, transfers, and displays single-channel electrocardiogram data as part of clinical research studies. FDA Approvals
EMA Decision on Durvalumab in NSCLC Is 'Major Cause of Concern'
Monday, January 21, 2019
Lung cancer experts say the recent decision to restrict the use of durvalumab immunotherapy to patients with high PD-L1 expression is 'a lost therapeutic opportunity.' Medscape Medical News
MMP9 Inhibitor Added to Chemo in Gastric/GEJ Cancer
Monday, January 21, 2019
Andecaliximab added to mFOLFOX6 chemotherapy did not improve survival in patients with advanced gastric/GEJ cancer, except for one subset — those 65 years and older. Medscape Medical News
Intermittent Fasting Plus Lower-Calorie Diet May Be Best
Monday, January 21, 2019
Although admittedly small, a new study indicates that a combination of intermittent fasting together with some calorie restriction may give the best outcomes in terms of weight loss and overall health. Medscape Medical News
New Standard of Care in PD-L1+ Esophageal Cancer?
Monday, January 21, 2019
Patients with advanced esophageal cancer who have a high level of PD-L1 showed improved survival on poembrolizumab compared to standard chemotherapy. Medscape Medical News
CMS Seeks to Prod Insurers to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices
Friday, January 18, 2019
CMS' Seema Verma proposed a voluntary test to address what she calls "perverse incentives" in Part D. The model will ask insurers to accept more financial risk for customers who need expensive drugs. Medscape Medical News
New California Governor Takes Healthcare Reform by the Horns
Friday, January 18, 2019
He proposes changes in state policy to approach universal coverage and asks Congress and Trump for waivers to move toward single-payer system. Medscape Medical News
Hire a 'Burnout' Officer to Help Physicians: Report
Friday, January 18, 2019
A new report calls for all major healthcare organizations to have an executive-level chief wellness officer tasked with reducing physician burnout. Medscape Medical News
St. Luke's Replaces President, Other Leaders After Series of Care Lapses
Friday, January 18, 2019
Ouster comes 5 months after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services terminated federal funding for heart transplants at the 65-year-old hospital, citing a failure to make needed changes. ProPublica
Parkinson's Subtypes Predict Prognosis
Friday, January 18, 2019
Different subtypes of Parkinson's disease have been proposed that accurately predict prognosis, disability, and survival and may eventually lead to the development of more specific treatments. Medscape Medical News
New SCCT Guidelines Reflect Expanding Role for CT in TAVR
Friday, January 18, 2019
It features nuts-and-bolts recommendations, including those for specific scanners, but also thorny issues like leaflet thrombosis and valve-in-valve procedures for failed bioprosthesis. Medscape Medical News
Schizophrenia: Genetic Mutation Alters Teen Brain, Raises Risk
Friday, January 18, 2019
Schizophrenia may be caused by a genetic mutation in the SLC39A8 gene that leads to a structural abnormality in the brain during adolescence, suggesting a new target for therapy. Medscape Medical News
NCCN Guidelines Downloaded 10 Million Times in 2018
Friday, January 18, 2019
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology were downloaded 10 million times in 2018, which is a 26% increase from the previous year. Medscape Medical News
Clinicians Walk 'Fine Line' With Immigrant Patients
Friday, January 18, 2019
Some immigrants worried about green card status are skipping medical appointments out of fear stoked by proposed 'public charge' rule, currently under review by the Department of Homeland Security. Kaiser Health News
California's Top Lawyer Cements Role as Healthcare Defender-in-Chief
Friday, January 18, 2019
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra scores a win for California and other states in his effort to block Trump administration birth control rules. Kaiser Health News
Action to Combat Climate Change Is Paramount for Healthcare
Friday, January 18, 2019
"As physicians, we have a special responsibility to safeguard health and alleviate suffering. Working to rapidly curtail greenhouse gas emissions is now essential to our healing mission," experts say. Medscape Medical News
Alcohol and the Electric Atrium: How Drinking Promotes AF?
Friday, January 18, 2019
Electrophysiologic studies are helping define the nature of atrial fibrillation's myocardial remodeling effects in moderate drinkers with the arrhythmia. Medscape Medical News