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Improved Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Treated with Sofosbuvir Velpatasvir
Treatment with fixed-dos combination sofosbuvir/velpatasvir yielded significant improvements in patient-reported outcomes.
Selective Blockade of IL-23 with Risankizumab Shows Promise as Therapy for Crohn's Disease
Risankizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that selectively inhibits IL-23 through specific targeting of the IL-23 p19 subunit.
Common Cold Drug May Reverse Multiple Sclerosis Vision Impairments
The chronic vision damaged caused by multiple sclerosis may be reversed by using clemastine fumarate, an over-the-counter drug used to treat allergies and colds.
Study Finds Patients with Hepatitis C Have Higher Hospitalization Rate
A study that explored the healthcare burden of chronic infection of the hepatitis C virus found that patients with the disease were more than 3 times likely to be hospitalized than patients in a comparison group.
Stem Cell-Derived Beta-Cells Offer Potential Novel Treatment Approaches for Type 1 Diabetes
Investigators from Washington University and Harvard University have used stem cells derived from patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus to produce cells that secrete insulin in both cultures and mice.
Increased Cancer Risk Associated with Atrial Fibrillation Diagnosis
Retrospective analysis of trial data has found that women with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation faced an elevated risk of cancer as well.
The Psychological Impact of Psoriatic Arthritis
Patients with psoriatic arthritis experience significant disease-related distress, including suicidal ideation, they are often ill-equipped to cope with.

Product News

FDA Approves Dual Bronchodilator
FDA Approves Dual Bronchodilator
The US Food and Drug Administration approved a long acting dual bronchodilator.
FDA to Ban Powdered Gloves
Powders used to make it easier to put on surgical gloves can cause asthma in patients and doctors. They can result in adhesions and even tumors in surgical patients. The dangers have been known for years and alternative products are available.
Nasal Powder for Migraine Relief Gets FDA Approval
The FDA has approved sumatriptan nasal powder (Onzetra Xsail/Avanir Pharmaceuticals) for treating of adults suffering from acute migraines with or without aura.
Hep C Drug Approved for Genotypes 1 and 4
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a combination of elbasvir and grazoprevir (Zepatier/Merck) for treatment of adults with chronic hepatitis C infection.
Lung Drug Gets FDA Approval
The US Food and Drug Administration approved selexipag (Uptravi/Actelion Pharmaceuticals US) for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in adults.
FDA Approves Nasal Spray Naxolone
An easy-to-use nasal-spray version of naxolone hydrochloride (Narcan) got rapid FDA approval. It is available only by prescription, but requires no medical training to administer.

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