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Myriad Issues at Play in Expanding Access to Investigational Drugs for Unmet Medical Needs

Myriad Issues at Play in Expanding Access to Investigational Drugs for Unmet Medical Needs

Researchers evaluated the medical literature using terms including early access, compassionate use, pre-approval access, and named-patient programs.

Clinicians Warn That Zika Virus May Still Be an Area of Concern for Travelers

Clinicians Warn That Zika Virus May Still Be an Area of Concern for Travelers

Infectious disease experts from Emory University School of Medicine recommend that patients contemplating travel to Zika-affected areas consult with their care providers regarding travel plans and potential Zika virus testing.

Examining the Intergenerational Involvement of CPS Among Adolescent Mothers

Examining the Intergenerational Involvement of CPS Among Adolescent Mothers

Approximately 25% of adolescent mothers had their first child taken into CPS care within the first week of birth.

FDA Outlines Plan for Increasing Nonprescription Drug Availability

FDA Outlines Plan for Increasing Nonprescription Drug Availability

The draft guidance, Innovative Approaches for Nonprescription Drug Products, applies to drugs under the New Drug Application (NDA) process and "is intended to extend that NDA pathway to include therapeutic indications that have not, historically, been available for use without a prescription," said Gottlieb in a press statement.

Women Often Unaware of Their Hospital's Religious Affiliation

Women Often Unaware of Their Hospital's Religious Affiliation

Women of reproductive age are often unaware of their hospital's religious affiliation.

Goal Setting, Future Outlook Associated With Lower Weapon-Related Violence Among Low-Resource Youth

Goal Setting, Future Outlook Associated With Lower Weapon-Related Violence Among Low-Resource Youth

Participants who reported a positive future orientation were significantly less likely to report threatening someone with a weapon.

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

In academic medicine, harassment remains common; these issues begin early in training, with negative gender-based experiences reported by preclinical medical students.

Hormonal Contraceptives and Migraine: Is It Time to Revisit Stroke Risk?

Hormonal Contraceptives and Migraine: Is It Time to Revisit Stroke Risk?

Current oral contraceptive products contain lower doses of estrogen than those used in the past, prompting reconsideration of risks and benefits.

Probiotic, Prebiotic Harm-Related Safety Data Not Adequately Reported in RCTs

Probiotic, Prebiotic Harm-Related Safety Data Not Adequately Reported in RCTs

Inadequate safety data exist to support the use of probiotic, prebiotic, and synbiotic interventions.

FDA: Scammers Sending Fake Warning Letters to Consumers

FDA: Scammers Sending Fake Warning Letters to Consumers

"Consumers who aren't involved in manufacturing or distributing FDA regulated products should be on alert that if you get an FDA warning letter, it's probably fake, and probably a scam," said Gottlieb.

Communication-Based Intervention Increases Goals-of-Care Discussions Between Physicians, Patients With Serious Illness

Communication-Based Intervention Increases Goals-of-Care Discussions Between Physicians, Patients With Serious Illness

Good clinician communication on the goals of care for patients with serious illness is associated with improved patient outcomes and reduced intensity of end-of-life care.

Placebo Effect of Various Female Sexual Dysfunction Drug Treatments Assessed

Placebo Effect of Various Female Sexual Dysfunction Drug Treatments Assessed

For this study, the authors aimed to quantify this effect by conducting a systematic review of various databases to identify studies that included a placebo arm and used Female Sexual Function Index as a clinical outcome.

Association Between Industry Payments and Opioid Prescribing

Association Between Industry Payments and Opioid Prescribing

Non-research industry payments to physicians may be associated with increases in opioid prescribing rates.

FDA Drops Zika Testing Requirement for Blood Donors

FDA Drops Zika Testing Requirement for Blood Donors

The FDA recommends moving away from testing each individual donation to testing pooled donations.

FDA Strengthens Warnings for Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

FDA Strengthens Warnings for Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

The labeling changes are based on a review of postmarketing adverse event reports found in the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) database and published medical literature.

Disparities in Breast Reconstruction Access Persist Despite Advocacy Efforts

Disparities in Breast Reconstruction Access Persist Despite Advocacy Efforts

Because most reconstructive surgeons are not trained in communicating complex risk information, some women may choose to have the procedure done without fully understanding the risks.

Remission of Treatment-Resistant Depression in Veterans Depends on Close Clinical Observation

Remission of Treatment-Resistant Depression in Veterans Depends on Close Clinical Observation

This study supports the effects of close clinical observation and the use of combined treatment interventions including repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for achieving remission in veterans with treatment-resistant depression.

Live or Online Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Reduced Cancer-Related Psychological Distress

Live or Online Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Reduced Cancer-Related Psychological Distress

Mindfulness-based interventions are proven effective in helping patients with cancer manage distress and other psychological symptoms. In this study, researchers sought to determine if Internet-based MBCT can be as effective as face-to-face interventions.

Recent Years Have Seen US Military Reinventing Trauma Care

Recent Years Have Seen US Military Reinventing Trauma Care

The US military has reinvented trauma care, offering hope for changing approaches to health care.

Red Cross Issues Nationwide Call for Blood Donations

Red Cross Issues Nationwide Call for Blood Donations

Following a blood shortage triggered by the Fourth of July holiday week, the American Red Cross has called for donations of all blood types, but especially type O.

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