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  • In Very Elderly, Intense Lipid-Lowering Worked in IMPROVE-IT
    on July 23, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Post-hoc analysis found statin plus ezetimibe safely cut clinical risk in post-ACS patients aged 75 years or older compared with statin monotherapy, said an expert observer. Medscape Medical News […]

  • FDA Approval of First Digital Pill Based on 'Weak Evidence'
    on July 23, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    A review of the data that led to the FDA approval of digital aripiprazole suggests the evidence is weak and raises concerns about technology-enhanced products to 'evergreen' drugs going off patent. Medscape Medical News […]

  • Congo Minister's Resignation Over Ebola Snub Could Unblock New Vaccine
    on July 23, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Congo's health minister resigned on Monday after being stripped of responsibility for managing the country's Ebola outbreak, potentially paving the way for the introduction of a second vaccine to contain the spreading epidemic. Reuters Health Information […]

  • FDA Warns Curaleaf Over CBD Products With Unfounded Claims
    on July 23, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    The FDA said the company is illegally marketing unapproved cannabidiol products they claim can treat cancer, Alzheimer's disease, opioid withdrawal, pain, and other conditions. News Alerts […]

  • U.S. Senators Announce Bipartisan Proposal to Lower Drug Prices
    on July 23, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    The top Republican and Democrat on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee announced a proposal to lower prescription drug prices on Tuesday that could save $100 billion in costs to government healthcare programs, and said the committee would vote on the legislation on Thursday. Reuters Health Information […]

  • Are Rising Temperatures Affecting Fetal Development?
    on July 23, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Extreme temperatures have been associated with several negative fetal health outcomes, and the largest study to date reinforces that link. Medscape Medical News […]

  • Novel: Light Therapy for Oral Mucositis in Cancer Patients
    on July 23, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Light therapy is now included in guidelines for oral mucositis that develops during cancer treatment. It offers an alternative to mouthwashes and is associated with healing. Medscape Medical News […]

  • U.S. Records 25 New Measles Cases as Outbreak Spread to Ohio, Alaska
    on July 23, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    The United States recorded 25 new measles cases last week, bringing the total number of cases in the year to 1,148 as the country recorded its worst outbreak of the disease since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday. Reuters Health Information […]

  • Filgotinib Effective in Refractory RA, Study Finds
    on July 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Patients with refractory rheumatoid arthritis who took filgotinib were more likely to achieve a clinical response at week 12 than were patients who took placebo, but long-term safety and efficacy are unclear. Medscape Medical News […]

  • Stroke Prevention Best Path to Dementia Reduction, Experts Say
    on July 23, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    A global initiative aims to get neurology experts working together to reduce the incidence of stroke in order to reduce dementia. Medscape Medical News […]