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FDA Clears First-in-Class Emicizumab for Hemophilia A Hemlibra is a first-in-class bispecific monoclonal antibody that bridges activated factor IX and X to replace the missing factor VIII. <br /> <i>FDA Approvals</i
Self-injectable Belimumab for SLE Approved in Europe With training, patients with SLE can administer the new subcutaneous formulation as a once-weekly injection from a single-dose prefilled syringe or from a single-dose autoinjector
EU Approves Trelegy Ellipta for COPD The European Commission has granted marketing authorization for fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol (Trelegy Ellipta, GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Innoviva, Inc) for the
Metformin and Growth Rate of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that investigated whether metformin could significantly slow the growth rate of this very common disease. <br /> <i>Medscape General Surgery</i
Acute Otitis Media in Young Children Today A recent epidemiologic study paints a picture of early childhood AOM in the pneumococcal vaccine era. <br /> <i>Medscape Pediatrics</i
Gun Sense or Non-sense? These days, the only limiting parameter to gun ownership seems to be how many people you wish to kill in a brief time, says Dr Lundberg. <br /> <i>Medscape Internal Medicine</i
Should Medical Schools Eliminate Lectures? The University of Vermont Medical School has eliminated lectures in favor of active learning. Will other medical schools follow? <br /> <i>Medscape Business of Medicine</i
A Dozen Menopause Treatments: Which Works Best? Peter Kovacs comments on a meta-analysis that assessed efficacy of 12 common treatments for vasomotor symptoms in menopausal women. <br /> <i>Medscape Ob/Gyn</i
Preventing Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis B Dr William Balistreri surveys the latest guidelines and studies aiming to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes. <br /> <i>Medscape Gastroenterology</i
Trump Picks Ex-Pharma Exec Alex Azar to Head HHS Azar, who served in HHS before, will be Trump’s point person for reducing the cost of prescription drugs. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
When Is Evidence Enough to Justify Widespread Screening? Just because we can screen for important diseases like diabetes or hepatitis C—should we? <br /> <i>Georgetown University Family Medicine</i
Rx for Stress: Mindfulness Reduce your daily stress and improve job satisfaction with mindfulness. Dr Jay Winner offers a quick and easy tutorial. <br /> <i>American Academy of Family Physicians</i