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FDA Clears First Epinephrine Autoinjector for InfantsFDA Clears First Epinephrine Autoinjector for Infants

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:09:32 EST

Auvi-Q has a shorter needle and delivers a lower dose of epinephrine. It is designed for infants and children weighing 7.5 to 15 kg.
FDA Approvals



Suicide Risk in Teens: Look EverywhereSuicide Risk in Teens: Look Everywhere

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:26:43 EST

Suicide is the second most common cause of death in teens. And we have to do better at identifying at-risk kids.
Medscape Pediatrics



A Behind-the-Counter Look at the Opioid CrisisA Behind-the-Counter Look at the Opioid Crisis

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:15:08 EST

A pharmacist shares his thoughts on what it's like being a link between legal prescriptions and the national opioid epidemic.
Medscape Pharmacists



Patients With Infected Diabetic Foot Ulcers Need Quick Referral Patients With Infected Diabetic Foot Ulcers Need Quick Referral

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:02:51 EST

Infected diabetic foot ulcers are associated with a worse prognosis than previously thought, with more than half failing to heal in 1 year and one in seven affected patients requiring an amputation.
Medscape Medical News



Multimodal Analgesia May Be Key in Reducing Opioid AbuseMultimodal Analgesia May Be Key in Reducing Opioid Abuse

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:29:25 EST

Drs Beckman and Soffin from Hospital for Special Surgery explain safe and synergistic methods of controlling pain.
Hospital for Special Surgery



FDA Clears First-in-Class Emicizumab for Hemophilia AFDA Clears First-in-Class Emicizumab for Hemophilia A

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:31:23 EST

Hemlibra is a first-in-class bispecific monoclonal antibody that bridges activated factor IX and X to replace the missing factor VIII.
FDA Approvals



Self-injectable Belimumab for SLE Approved in EuropeSelf-injectable Belimumab for SLE Approved in Europe

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:57:42 EST

With training, patients with SLE can administer the new subcutaneous formulation as a once-weekly injection from a single-dose prefilled syringe or from a single-dose autoinjector.
International Approvals



EU Approves Trelegy Ellipta for COPDEU Approves Trelegy Ellipta for COPD

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:18:32 EST

The European Commission has granted marketing authorization for fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol (Trelegy Ellipta, GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Innoviva, Inc) for the treatment of COPD.
International Approvals



FDA OKs Therapy for Rare Genetic Enzyme Disorder FDA OKs Therapy for Rare Genetic Enzyme Disorder

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:03:17 EST

Vestronidase alfa-vjbk (Mepsevii) is the first FDA-approved treatment for children and adults with mucopolysaccharidosis type VII (MPS VII), also known as Sly syndrome.
FDA Approvals



Triaging and Treating After the Las Vegas Shooting: A Firsthand AccountTriaging and Treating After the Las Vegas Shooting: A Firsthand Account

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:32:57 EST

How do you bring order to the chaos in the aftermath of a mass shooting? Dr Rob Glatter speaks with Dr Dale Carrison, chief of emergency medicine at UMC in Las Vegas.
Medscape Emergency Medicine