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FDA Changes Safety Label for Pediatric Prescription Opioid Medication
The indication will limit the availability of prescription opioid cough and cold medicines for patients younger than 18 years old.
FDA Committee Advises Against Lipocene Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Lipocene's TLANDO was recommended against by a vote of 13-6.
Tofacitinib, Ruxolitinib Work To Prevent HIV Transmission Between Cells, Reduce Seeding of HIV Reservoir
Jak inhibitors could represent an add-on therapy to existing antiretrovirals, addressing an unmet clinical need for HIV-infected individuals.
FDA Issues Letter to Health Care Providers About Pneumothorax Events
From January 2012 to July 2017, the FDA reportedly received 79 Medical Device Reports (MDRs) pertaining to pneumothorax events, including 16 deaths.
Type 1, Type 2 Diabetes Associated with Higher Pregnancy Complication Risk
Higher rates of stillbirths, the need for emergency Caesarean sections, and infant mortality have all been associated with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes
Migraine More Severe Than Other Chronic Pains, But Treatable With Surgery
Migraine patients have been found to suffer more than nearly all other chronic pain patients but can be relieved by surgery.
Ribavirin Retains Role with Improved Dosing for HCV
Ribavirin is still required in the era of direct-acting antivirals and can be optimally dosed for difficult-to-cure hepatitis C.
Major Meta-analysis Yields New Asthma Risk Insights
A new study looked at thousands of asthma patients in order to better understand the genetic associations of asthma.
Pilot Study Completed for Closed Loop Insulin Pump
The study is the first of 3 in the International Diabetes Closed Loop trial, funded by the National Institute of Health.
FDA Approves Clinician Programmer for Medtronic SynchroMed II for Pain, Severe Spasticity
The newly approved system is an alternative to systemic opioids for patients.
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