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Gilead Presents Additional Data on Efficacy of Remdesivir for COVID-19

Pharma company says there is further evidence remdesivir may reduce deaths, hasten recovery There is more good news on the effectiveness of the antiviral drug...

Hormone Therapy No Cure-All For Low T’ In Aging Men

This article was written by American Heart Association News. Testosterone therapy ads promise to help aging men recapture their vitality, decrease body fat, and...

Here’s What Doctors Know About Immunizations Right Now: You Still Need Them

This article was written by American Heart Association News There's no vaccine for COVID-19 yet. But there are routine immunizations that people aren't getting for a...

CDC: 1 In 2 Newborn Syphilis Cases Occur Due To Gaps In Prenatal Treatment

Prenatal Syphilis Treatment A new CDC analysis finds that half of newborn syphilis cases in the United States occur due to gaps in testing and treatment during prenatal...
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Remdesivir Receives Emergency FDA Approval. Will Be Available This Week

On Friday May 1 Gilead's investigational antiviral drug Remdesivir received emergency use authorization for the treatment of COVID-19. Gilead's CEO Dan O'day indicated “We...
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Listen to Michelle Obama’s Message to Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This week, former first lady Michelle Obama offered Chicago healthcare workers words of gratitude and encouragement via an audio message shared by the University...
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FDA Approves Trodelvy for Triple Negative Breast Cancer

The FDA has granted accelerated approval to Immunomedics’ Trodelvy (sacituzumab govitecan-hziy), the first antibody-drug conjugate that targets the Trop-2 antigen. Trodelvy is indicated for treatment of relapsed...
NIH Clinical Trial of Hydroxychloroquine For COVID-19 Begins

NIH Clinical Trial of Hydroxychloroquine For COVID-19 Begins

A clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of adults hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has begun,...

Ventilator Supply Mitigation Strategies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognizes that the need for ventilators, ventilator accessories, and other respiratory devices may outpace the supply available...

FDA Approves Oxbryta, Second Sickle Cell Drug Approval in 10 Days

On Monday November 25 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to Oxbryta (voxelotor) for the treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD)...

Stereotypes & Stigma in Clinical Care

All of the inelegant social aspects of high school also exist in healthcare: stigmas, stereotyping, bullying. When applied to entire subpopulations, they can result...

Predicting Recurrence in Leukemia

Edward A. Rose, M.D. 7/9/19 Relapsed and refractory (R/R) pediatric B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) patients often do not fare well. Immunotherapies that involve targeting...

Obesity and Psoriasis: a Genome-Wide Association Study

Edward A. Rose, M.D., M.S.A. 7/2/2019 In the clinical practice of medicine, many common treatments are found to be effective in medical conditions other than the...

Neoadjuvant Breast Cancer Therapy

Neoadjuvant therapy involves pretreatment of cancer with radiation, chemotherapy, or both prior to definitive treatment. Locally-advanced breast cancer is one example of cancer in...

Coping With Breast Cancer

Edward A. Rose, M.D. 7/13/19 Coping strategies used by women with breast cancer are vital for adjustment to their disease. Coping ability can be impacted by...
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Interleukins in Psoriasis

The chronic and devastating disease of psoriasis affects a large segment of the population. It is an autoimmune disease, with scaly, red, thickened skin...

Physician Burnout: A Growing Epidemic

With the shortage of medical providers and a growing population with increased incidence of chronic diseases, physicians are overworked. Studies show more than 50%...

Setting Up Healthcare Practitioners For Success In The MIPS Program, 2019

The US healthcare system is making a tremendous effort to shift to a value-based payment model. In 2015 the Medicare Access and CHIP Authorization...

Exclusive: Canada Told Drugmakers It Would Limit Scope Of Some New Price Rules

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian government has assured the pharmaceutical industry that new features of its plan to cut drug costs would apply only...

U.S. Football Player’s Overdose Death Spotlighted In J&J Oklahoma Opioid Trial

(Reuters) - The father of a college football player who died of a drug overdose gave emotional testimony about the U.S. opioid epidemic’s personal...

FDA Approves First Generic Naloxone Nasal Spray To Treat Opioid Overdose

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted final approval of the first generic naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray, commonly known as Narcan, a life-saving...

Skin Cancer Awareness

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays causes most cases of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer. To lower a patient's skin cancer risk, instruct...