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HHS Seeks Major Change in Part D, Medicaid Drug Purchasing

Medscape Today - 2019, February 6 - 03:18
The Trump administration is seeking to claw back for consumers and the government chunks of discounts that now go to middlemen in Medicare and Medicaid drug purchases.
Medscape Medical News

Baloxavir's Place in the Treatment of Flu

Medscape Today - 2019, February 6 - 03:18
We are learning more about baloxavir and how it differs from existing antiviral drugs for treating influenza. Paul Auwaerter describes the drug's potential advantages.
Medscape Infectious Diseases

Olaratumab for Sarcoma Under Review After Negative Trial

Medscape Today - 2019, February 5 - 21:16
The product has been used in combination with doxorubicin in patients with soft tissue sarcoma, but negative results from a confirmatory trial put its future in question.
International Approvals

EU Panel Recommends Humira Biosimilars Idacio, Kromeya

Medscape Today - 2019, February 5 - 21:16
The EMA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended marketing authorization for two biosimilars that are highly similar to Humira (adalimumab, AbbVie).
International Approvals

Dacomitinib for EGFR+ Lung Cancer Gets EU OK

Medscape Today - 2019, February 5 - 21:16
Dacomitinib has been given a positive opinion in Europe for use in the first-line treatment of EGFR+ non-small cell lung cancer.
News Alerts

Top Hope Among Advanced Cancer Patients Is Not Cure

Medscape Today - 2019, February 5 - 21:16
The most prevalent hope was not cure or even life extension, in a survey of American patients with metastatic cancer.
Medscape Medical News

Probiotics Work for Kids With AGE, Right? Not so Fast!

Medscape Today - 2019, February 5 - 15:15
Older studies suggested that probiotics were an effective strategy for treating acute gastroenteritis in kids. But now two new randomized trials call that conclusion into serious question.
Medscape Pediatrics

Physician's License in Limbo After Advising Pot for Boy, 4

Medscape Today - 2019, February 5 - 15:15
California's medical board ordered it revoked, saying the way the physician diagnosed the boy with ADHD and bipolar disorder was improper. But a court has granted a temporary stay, pending a hearing.
Medscape Medical News

Finally, Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Get VIP Treatment

Medscape Today - 2019, February 5 - 09:14
A first-of-its-kind US clinic aims to change the care model for metastatic breast cancer patients, a subgroup that has been historically underserved.
Medscape Medical News

Gum Disease Strongly Implicated in Alzheimer's

Medscape Today - 2019, February 4 - 21:11
Using human and mouse models, investigators linked gingivitis to Alzheimer's and also found that blocking these bacteria can potentially prevent or reverse the degenerative process.
Medscape Medical News

Updated Beers Criteria Guide Drug Use in Elders

Medscape Today - 2019, February 4 - 21:11
The Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Ddults was updated for 2019.
Medscape Medical News

Positive Thinking Shows Power in Preventing Diabetes

Medscape Today - 2019, February 4 - 21:11
Optimism is linked to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes; hostility and negativity increase the risk.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Sets Hard Deadline for Clozapine REMS Certification

Medscape Today - 2019, February 4 - 21:11
Starting February 28, prescribers and pharmacies must be certified in the clozapine REMS program in order to continue to prescribe or dispense the antipsychotic.
Medscape Medical News

Increasing Stroke Tied to Injectable Opioids, Endocarditis

Medscape Today - 2019, February 4 - 21:11
The dramatic increase over the last decade in US hospitalizations for stroke from injectable drug-related infective endocarditis coincides with the surge in opioid misuse, new research suggests.
Medscape Medical News

OxyContin Maker Explored Expansion Into Anti-Addiction Market

Medscape Today - 2019, February 4 - 21:11
Secret portions of a lawsuit allege that Purdue Pharma considered capitalizing on the addiction treatment boom — while going to extreme lengths to boost sales of its controversial opioid.
ProPublica

Early Surveillance Data Confirm Safety of Shingrix Vaccine

Medscape Today - 2019, February 4 - 21:11
New research from the CDC confirms the safety of the Shingrix recombinant zoster vaccine.
Medscape Medical News

Harsh Criticism of Study Showing Lower Cancer Survival With CM

Medscape Today - 2019, February 4 - 21:11
Five groups have criticized a study published last year, which found that complementary medicine (CM) in cancer patients was associated with refusal of standard care and a higher risk of death.
Medscape Medical News

Two Outcome Trajectories Identified After Knee Replacement

Medscape Today - 2019, February 4 - 21:11
An identifiable subgroup of patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty were at increased risk for poor outcomes, a study found.
Medscape Medical News

Cases in Deprescribing: When to Get Rid of the Statin

Medscape Today - 2019, February 4 - 15:10
In this new series, family physician Chuck Vega explores the issue of when to deprescribe a common drug when there is no guideline or consensus to consult. What would you do in this scenario?
Medscape Family Medicine

Heavy Metals Found in Popular Fruit Juices

Medscape Today - 2019, February 4 - 15:10
Experts from Consumer Reports magazine tested 45 fruit juices, focusing on levels on cadmium, lead, mercury, and inorganic arsenic.
WebMD Health News
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