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August 7, 2020

Demand for Unproven COVID-19 Remedy Led to Shortages for SLE Patients

By Reuters Staff, Reuters Health
Pandemic-driven demand for hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) contributed to shortages of the antimalarial for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in several parts of the world, according to an international survey of lupus clinics...
Demand for Unproven COVID-19 Remedy Led to Shortages for SLE Patients
August 5, 2020

Support Tool Predicts Endoscopic Healing Among Ulcerative Colitis Patients on Infliximab

By Alexa Josaphouitch, /alert Contributor
A group of researchers developed and validated a clinical decision support tool that uses data on infliximab clearance and baseline patient and disease measures to identify patients most likely to have endoscopic healing with infliximab therapy...
Support Tool Predicts Endoscopic Healing Among Ulcerative Colitis Patients on Infliximab
August 4, 2020

FDA Approves Brigatinib as First-Line Lung Cancer Treatment for ALK+ Patients

By Adam Hochron
The FDA has approved brigatinib for adults with anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive (ALK+) metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, according to a release from the manufacturer...
 
FDA Approves Brigatinib as First-Line Lung Cancer Treatment for ALK+ Patients
August 2, 2020

NDA Submitted for Triple-Class Refractory Multiple Myeloma Treatment

By Adam Hochron
A New Drug Application has been submitted to the FDA seeking accelerated approval for melflufen, a new treatment for some patients with multiple myeloma...
NDA Submitted for Triple-Class Refractory Multiple Myeloma Treatment
August 1, 2020

Hypertension Trends Show Increased Mortality Rate Over Last Decade

By Dave Quaile, /alert Contributor
A research letter recently published in Hypertension, has shown an increase in total hypertension-related CVD deaths and overall AAMR for hypertension-related CVD between 2000 and 2018, despite targeted public health efforts...
Hypertension Trends Show Increased Mortality Rate Over Last Decade
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Inferior frontal cortex activation during stress linked to angina episodes

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - When the inferior frontal lobe, a brain region involved in emotional regulation, fires up in response to stress and anxiety, it may provoke angina in patients with Read More »

Orbital fracture incidence up in U.S. emergency departments

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - The incidence of orbital floor fractures presenting to U.S. emergency departments climbed by 47% from 2006 to 2017, a recent study suggests. Using data from the Read More »

Top U.S. health official says approval of COVID vaccines unlikely before November

By Carl O'Donnell and Mrinalika Roy (Reuters) - Any potential COVID-19 vaccine backed by the Trump administration's "Operation Warp Speed" program is unlikely to receive a green light from regulators Read More »

Three more U.S. states launching coronavirus exposure warning apps

By Paresh Dave OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - North Dakota, Wyoming and Alabama are the latest U.S. states launching apps to warn users about potential exposure to the novel coronavirus by tracking their Read More »

Supplementary feeding could improve brain health in undernourished children

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In undernourished children in Guinea-Bissau, supplementary feeding for close to six months improved brain health, executive function and nutritional Read More »

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. recruits scientists abroad for COVID-19 vaccine trials, pledges access to supply

By Marisa Taylor WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration's coronavirus vaccine project is recruiting scientists in South Africa and Latin America to help test possible vaccines in U.S.- backed Read More »

Gene-expression-profile tests not useful for predicting recurrence of early-stage melanoma

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Available gene expression profile (GEP) tests do not accurately predict recurrence of localized cutaneous melanoma in patients with stage-I disease, Read More »

Pharmacy to pay $3.5 mln to resolve U.S. claims it helped Teva pay kickbacks

By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - A Florida-based specialty pharmacy will pay $3.5 million to resolve allegations it served as a conduit for a Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd subsidiary to pay Read More »

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