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First-Line Metformin Use for DM Up; Sulfonylurea Use Down
 

Among patients with type 2 diabetes initiating antidiabetes drugs (ADDs), first-line use of metformin has increased since 2005, while sulfonylureas have remained the most popular second-line agent, rese...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 BREAKING NEWS

FDA OKs Drug for Hemophilia A With Factor VIII Inhibitors
 

Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh) has been approved by the FDA to prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes among hemophilia A patients with Factor VIII inhibitors. The subcutaneously administered m...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 BREAKING NEWS

FDA Investigation Linked to Drop in Codeine Rx for Children
 

The FDA investigation into the safety of codeine use by children, which culminated in a black box warning in February 2013, led to substantially decreased codeine prescribing to children after tonsillec...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 BREAKING NEWS

Drug Combo Doesn’t Lengthen Glioblastoma Survival
 

In patients with progressive glioblastoma, treatment with lomustine plus bevacizumab doesn't confer a survival advantage over treatment with lomustine alone, research in the New England Journal of Medic...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 BREAKING NEWS

AHA: Supervised Exercise Ups 6-Minute Walking Distance in PAD
 

But no improvement seen with branulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor Supervised treadmill exercise, but not granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), improves six-minute walkin...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 BREAKING NEWS

FDA Approves Drug With Digital Ingestion Tracking System
 

The first drug in the U.S. with a digital ingestion tracking system has been approved by the FDA. Abilify MyCite consists of aripiprazole tablets with an embedded sensor in each that sends a message to ...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 BREAKING NEWS

Sport Sampling in Children Tied to More Exercise in Adolescence
 

Sport sampling in childhood may be associated with higher physical activity (PA) levels during adolescence, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Researchers surveyed 756 participants (aged 10 t...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 BREAKING NEWS

PCP Care in Hospital Linked to Resource Use, Outcome
 

Patients cared for in the hospital by their primary care physician (PCP) have longer length of stay and are more likely to be discharged home than those cared for by hospitalists or other generalists, r...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 BREAKING NEWS