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FDA Approves Trelegy Ellipta for COPDFDA Approves Trelegy Ellipta for COPD

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:57:51 EDT

The FDA has approved once-daily, single inhaler triple therapy fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol (Trelegy Ellipta, GlaxoSmithKline) for patients with COPD.
FDA Approvals



FDA Clears Liquid Extended-Release Amphetamine for ADHDFDA Clears Liquid Extended-Release Amphetamine for ADHD

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:34:23 EDT

Adzenys ER, a liquid extended-release amphetamine product, is another treatment option for patients aged 6 years and older with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
FDA Approvals



Going Broke: Financial Concerns of Palliative Care PatientsGoing Broke: Financial Concerns of Palliative Care Patients

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:49:09 EDT

Financial concerns can negatively influence a patient's response to treatment and care.
Medscape Nurses



What a Child's Mouth Can Reveal About Abuse or NeglectWhat a Child's Mouth Can Reveal About Abuse or Neglect

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:54:48 EDT

New guidance from AAP helps clinicians identify the signs of physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, trafficking, and other forms of maltreatment.
Medscape Pediatrics



A Major Court Decision: Only Physicians Can Obtain ConsentA Major Court Decision: Only Physicians Can Obtain Consent

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:28:33 EDT

A state Supreme Court decision holds that physicians can't delegate the legal burden of informed consent to others.
Medscape Nurses



EU Regulators Approve Self-injectable Belimumab for Lupus EU Regulators Approve Self-injectable Belimumab for Lupus

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:52:19 EDT

The new version of belimumab can spare patients with systemic lupus erythematosus the need to have an intravenous infusion of the drug at a hospital or clinic.
International Approvals



FDA Clears First Generic Tamiflu for Oral SuspensionFDA Clears First Generic Tamiflu for Oral Suspension

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:04:20 EDT

Oseltamivir phosphate (Tamiflu) for oral suspension 6 mg(base)/mL, made by Nesher Pharmaceuticals LLC, is particularly important for patients who can't swallow pills, the FDA notes.
FDA Approvals



EMA Panel Backs Two New Inhalers for COPDEMA Panel Backs Two New Inhalers for COPD

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:02:26 EDT

Elebrato Ellipta and Trelegy Ellipta contain the triple combination of fluticasone furoate, umeclidinium, and vilanterol and are for inadequately controlled moderate to severe COPD in adults.
International Approvals



Guselkumab (Tremfya) Gets CHMP Backing for Plaque PsoriasisGuselkumab (Tremfya) Gets CHMP Backing for Plaque Psoriasis

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:13:44 EDT

The drug selectively targets IL-23, a key driver of the immune inflammatory response in patients with psoriasis.
International Approvals



Pacemaker Hacking: Good TV Plot, but Not Worth Alarming Patients Pacemaker Hacking: Good TV Plot, but Not Worth Alarming Patients

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:16:33 EDT

A cybersecurity vulnerability leaves some pacemakers susceptible to hacking, but this remote possibility does not warrant the risk of the fix and unnecessarily worrying patients, argues Dr Mandrola.
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