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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



Metformin and Growth Rate of Abdominal Aortic AneurysmsMetformin and Growth Rate of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:00:00 EST

Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that investigated whether metformin could significantly slow the growth rate of this very common disease.
Medscape General Surgery



Acute Otitis Media in Young Children TodayAcute Otitis Media in Young Children Today

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

A recent epidemiologic study paints a picture of early childhood AOM in the pneumococcal vaccine era.
Medscape Pediatrics



Gun Sense or Non-sense?Gun Sense or Non-sense?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:59:48 EST

These days, the only limiting parameter to gun ownership seems to be how many people you wish to kill in a brief time, says Dr Lundberg.
Medscape Internal Medicine



Should Medical Schools Eliminate Lectures?Should Medical Schools Eliminate Lectures?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:51:33 EST

The University of Vermont Medical School has eliminated lectures in favor of active learning. Will other medical schools follow?
Medscape Business of Medicine



A Dozen Menopause Treatments: Which Works Best?A Dozen Menopause Treatments: Which Works Best?

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:46:00 EST

Peter Kovacs comments on a meta-analysis that assessed efficacy of 12 common treatments for vasomotor symptoms in menopausal women.
Medscape Ob/Gyn



Preventing Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis B Preventing Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis B

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:36:55 EST

Dr William Balistreri surveys the latest guidelines and studies aiming to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Medscape Gastroenterology



Trump Picks Ex-Pharma Exec Alex Azar to Head HHSTrump Picks Ex-Pharma Exec Alex Azar to Head HHS

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:28:00 EST

Azar, who served in HHS before, will be Trump’s point person for reducing the cost of prescription drugs.
Medscape Medical News



When Is Evidence Enough to Justify Widespread Screening?When Is Evidence Enough to Justify Widespread Screening?

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:06:32 EST

Just because we can screen for important diseases like diabetes or hepatitis C—should we?
Georgetown University Family Medicine



Rx for Stress: MindfulnessRx for Stress: Mindfulness

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:28:10 EST

Reduce your daily stress and improve job satisfaction with mindfulness. Dr Jay Winner offers a quick and easy tutorial.
American Academy of Family Physicians