• By Medscape   -   Jul 22, 2018

    NEW GEOGRAPHIC ATROPHY TREATMENT SHOWS PROMISE

    An experimental treatment slowed disease progression in patients with late-stage dry age-related macular degeneration, who have few...

    Ophthalmology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jul 20, 2018

    SYSTEMIC CHANGES MAY REDUCE GENDER DISPARITIES IN MEDICAL TRAINING

    Gender disparities in medical careers - in position, pay and publishing - start early, but even small systemic changes in training...

    Med Students, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jul 20, 2018

    A TENTH OF U.S. VETERAN COAL MINERS HAVE BLACK LUNG DISEASE -NIOSH

    More than 10 percent of America's coal miners with 25 or more years of experience have black lung disease, the highest rate recorded...

    Minerals, Pulmonary Medicine, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jul 20, 2018

    LOW-DOSE KETAMINE MAY BE A SAFE OPIOID ALTERNATIVE

    A literature analysis shows ketamine is as effective as morphine for short-term pain relief in emergency departments but had more nonsevere...

    Emergency Medicine, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jul 20, 2018

    HHS MAY ALTER REBATE RULES FOR PBM DRUG MIDDLEMEN

    The Trump administration appears ready to press for changes in the savings provided to pharmacy benefit managers. The president has...

    Drugs, Internal Medicine, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jul 20, 2018

    UPDATED TAVR CONSENSUS DOCUMENT HIGHLIGHTS QUALITY, NOT JUST VOLUME

    The multisociety document lays the groundwork for judging TAVR program performance based on quality of care and volume, while the Centers...

    Cardiology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jul 20, 2018

    SECOND FILGRASTIM BIOSIMILAR GETS THUMBS UP FROM THE FDA

    The FDA has granted approval to Nivestym, which has several clinical uses. FDA Approvals

    Hematology-Oncology, News Alert
  • By Medscape   -   Jul 20, 2018

    WOMEN WHO SUED J&J DECLARE VICTORY AFTER $4.69 BLN TALC VERDICT

    A woman who claimed her cancer was caused by using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder for decades said she believes justice was served...

    Cancer, Baby, Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jul 20, 2018

    PARENTS' CHILDHOOD TRAUMA TIED TO BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS IN KIDS

    Parents who had a lot of traumatic or stressful experiences during childhood may be more likely to have kids with behavioral problems,...

    Stress, Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jul 20, 2018

    TOLVAPTAN WORKS LONG TERM IN AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE

    A new study demonstrates the long-term efficacy of the vasopressin-2 receptor antagonist tolvaptan in patients with autosomal dominant...

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jul 20, 2018

    BAYER PULLS ESSURE PERMANENT CONTRACEPTIVE FROM US MARKET

    Bayer will voluntarily halt sales of its controversial Essure permanent birth control implant in the United States at the end of this...

    Contraception, Ob, Gyn & Women's Health, News Alert
  • By Medscape   -   Jul 20, 2018

    FDA OKS TARGETED AGENT IVOSIDENIB FOR RELAPSED/REFRACTORY AML

    The FDA has approved the first-in-class agent ivosidenib, which targets mutations in the IDH1 gene in acute myeloid leukemia. FDA Approvals

    Leukemia, Hematology-Oncology, News Alert
  • By Medscape   -   Jul 20, 2018

    PEDIATRICIAN BURNOUT: SIMILAR, YET DIFFERENT

    Burnout in pediatricians has some of the same root causes as in all types of physician. But some causes are unique to the challenges...

    Pediatrics, Commentary
  • By Medscape   -   Jul 20, 2018

    NEW YORK STEAM PIPE BLAST RAISES ASBESTOS CONTAMINATION WORRY

    An early-morning steam pipe explosion on Thursday in New York, that sent a plume of vapor spewing into the air for hours, caused only...

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jul 20, 2018

    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PROPOSES ALTERING RULE ON DRUG REBATES

    The Trump administration has proposed a rule that would scale back protections currently in place that allow rebates between drug manufacturers...

    Drugs, Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jul 20, 2018

    PIONEERING PLASTIC SURGEON IN TRANSGENDER CARE DIES AT 96

    Milton Edgerton helped found the first academic center for sex affirmation surgeries in the United States. He also performed groundbreaking...

    Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jul 20, 2018

    EPA'S WATCHDOG URGES BETTER WATER OVERSIGHT AFTER FLINT, MICH., CRISIS

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was slow and ineffective in its response to the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and...

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jul 20, 2018

    PHARMACY TECHNICIAN CHARGED IN CASE TIED TO U.S. MENINGITIS OUTBREAK

    Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged a pharmacy technician who worked at a hospital with making false statements during an investigation...

    Hospital, Family Medicine, Primary Care, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jul 20, 2018

    MERSANA'S CANCER DRUG TRIAL PUT ON HOLD BY FDA; SHARES HALTED

    Mersana Therapeutics said on Thursday an early stage trial testing its lead cancer drug has been put on partial hold by the U.S. Food...

    Food, Drugs, Cancer, Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jul 20, 2018

    OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS DISAPPOINT IN CARDIOVASCULAR PROTECTION

    Although omega-3 fatty acids are widely used for protection against cardiovascular disease and related mortality, a Cochrane review...

    Cardiology, News