The Connected Clinician's Top 5 Stories of the Week - July 28

JULY 28, 2017
Thomas Castles
There was plenty of big news in medicine this week, as the US Food and Drug Administration got busy with several new approvals (and rejections), and Republicans failed (again) to strip down Obamacare. Here are the most popular stories of the week.

Human Trials Begin on First-Ever Preventative Vaccine for T1 Diabetes

Finnish researchers have already proven the safety and efficacy of a preventative T1 diabetes vaccine in mice. Now, they’re attempting to prove its worth in humans. The potential is huge, according to lead researcher Heikki Hyöty.

FDA Rejects Lilly’s Baricitinib

Lilly’s latest attempt at a commercialized prescription treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis took a hit on Tuesday, as the FDA rejected its New Drug Application, citing safety and dosage questions.

GOP Skinny Repeal Fails in 49-51 Vote

Yet another failed health care repeal tarnished Republicans’ reputation this week, as John McCain (R-AZ) and 2 other Republican senators voted against, and ultimately doomed what has emerged as Mitch McConnell’s last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare.

HCV Eradicated in Patients of Infected Kidney Transplants

10 patients received kidney transplants from donors who were infected with HCV. All 10 were cured of the condition following the transplant, suggesting that a there is a huge pool of donors that are going unused as the kidney transplant waiting list grows each day.

HIV Risk Greater Among Women Due to Greater Risk Behaviors

Per a new study from the IS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), women are more likely to participate in sexual behaviors that carry greater risk for transmission of HIV, including intercourse with multiple partners concurrently and using condoms inconsistently.

 



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