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CHMP Backs Once-Weekly GLP-1 Analog Semaglutide The nod from the European Medicines Agency's advisory panel follows approval by the US Food and Drug Administration. <br /> <i>International Approvals</i
CHMP Backs Darvadstrocel for Perianal Fistulas in Crohn&#39;s Darvadstrocel is the first allogeneic stem cell therapy to receive a positive CHMP opinion in Europe. <br /> <i>International Approvals</i
FDA Approves Ozenoxacin Cream for Impetigo The US Food and Drug Administration has approved ozenoxacin cream (Xepi Cream, Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals Inc) 1% for impetigo. <br /> <i>FDA Approvals</i
FDA OKs Eskata for Raised Seborrheic Keratoses Eskata is a proprietary, high-concentration hydrogen peroxide-based topical solution applied by a healthcare provider directly to raised seborrheic keratoses using a penlike
When Are Opioids the Right Treatment? Although chronic opioid therapy is associated with explicit harms, Dr Argoff argues that opioids may be medically appropriate for certain patients. What is happening in your
Prenatal, Early Sugary Drink Exposure Ups Asthma Risk in Kids Increased maternal consumption of sugary drinks and child total fructose dietary intake were associated with greater odds of asthma in midchildhood in a longitudinal study. <br
Age of Seizure Onset and Age of Menarche Linked Seizure onset is not only linked to the start of menarche but spans several years before, and after, it occurs, according to findings that suggest at-risk girls may benefit from
The Latest in Hypertension Guidelines: What Is a PCP to Do? Will the new BP guidelines bring more people under the hypertension umbrella? <br /> <i>Medscape Family Medicine</i
Hormonal Contraceptives and the Lesser-Known Link With Suicide Risk When counseling patients about the side effects of hormonal contraception, do you mention the possible mood changes? <br /> <i>Medscape Internal Medicine</i
Children With Congenital Zika Need Long-term Follow-up Care Children with congenital Zika virus infection and microcephaly need long-term multidisciplinary follow-up care to avoid falling far behind on their developmental milestones, a
Fracking Linked to Low Birthweight, Worse Infant Health Infants born to mothers who lived within 3 km of a fracking site had lower birth weight and worse infant health, a study found; the degree of effects was tied to proximity. <br
High-Intensity Exercise May Cut Parkinson&#39;s Motor Symptoms Patients with de novo Parkinson's disease receiving high-intensity treadmill training had lower 6-month motor symptom scores than those receiving usual care, new research shows
FDA Clears Another Remicade Biosimilar (Ixifi) The FDA has approved Pfizer's infliximab-qbtx (Ixifi) for all eligible indications for the US-licensed reference product. <br /> <i>FDA Approvals</i
New FDA Web Page Has Latest Info on Best Antibiotic Choice A new FDA Web page will streamline how the agency updates information to help healthcare providers choose an appropriate antibiotic or antifungal agent for a patient’s infection
Screen and Intervene: Congenital Hearing Loss Do universal hearing screening and early intervention improve language outcomes in children with bilateral hearing loss? <br /> <i>Medscape Pediatrics</i
Self-taught Breathing Retraining Helps Asthma Patients A randomized trial showed that self-taught breathing retraining exercises showed similar benefits as face-to-face sessions with a physiotherapist in patients with inadequately
Mass Shootings vs Bridge Accidents: Which Get Action? On the 5th anniversary of Sandy Hook, pediatrician Greg Lawton asks: What if mass shootings were bridge accidents? Would we as a nation respond differently? <br /> <i>Medscape
Nurses Have High Satisfaction Rates, but Decry Lack of Respect Medscape's annual survey found that more nurses were seeking career paths that helped them balance their work and home lives. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Seasonal Flu Deaths More Common Worldwide Than Expected A new CDC study shows that up to 646,000 people a year worldwide die from seasonal influenza-related respiratory illnesses, with some groups and regions hit harder than others. <
Should You Tell Elderly Patients to Stop Driving? Should physicians be responsible for telling elderly drivers that they should no longer be driving? What alternatives are there for patients who still want to remain mobile? <br