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Dartmouth Medical School Drops Cheating Charges

Dartmouth’s medical school is dropping charges against students whom they accused of cheating by looking up course materials online during closed-book remote exams, according to...

Lower Steroid Dose Proves Effective for New-Onset ANCA Vasculitis

A reduced dose of prednisolone plus rituximab was as effective as a conventionally high dose in treating patients with newly diagnosed antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)–associated...

Mayo Clinic Top Doc Ousted Over Sexual Relations With Mentees

When a prominent and highly published medical oncologist left the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota in 2018, there were no details as to why. Axel Grothey,...

FDA Approves Ozanimod (Zeposia) for Ulcerative Colitis

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ozanimod (Zeposia) for adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC), the company has announced....

The Pitfalls and Promise of Using Repurposed Drugs for COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Even amid the expanding use of COVID-19 vaccines, clinicians can expect...

Renal, CV Damage May Develop in Mild SLE Despite Treatment

Patients with mild to moderate systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) disease activity without any past history of organ damage may still progress to develop damage, particularly...

How the New ‘Patient Price Shopping’ Rule Can Affect Doctors

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is trying to change the way patients choose their healthcare by encouraging consumers to use online tools...

RA Experts Highlight Key Developments Over the Past Year

A massive Swedish cohort study suggesting that biologic agents reduce the known excess risk of lymphoma in patients with rheumatoid arthritis was hailed as one...

Alabama’s Republican Governor Extends Face Mask Mandate

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Breaking with other Southern GOP governors, Alabama...

2021 NRMP Specialty Match Sees Record Numbers

The number of applicants to the Specialties Matching Service (SMS) of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) continued to grow this year, as did the...

Opioid Use Common for Pain in Multiple Sclerosis

With chronic pain common among people with multiple sclerosis (MS), approximately 20% of patients report opioid use ― despite warnings that the drugs are generally...

Biden’s CDC Director Has Long Used Data to Save Lives

In early December, Dr. Katy Stephenson was watching TV with her family and scrolling through Twitter when she saw a tweet that made her shout. “I said...

Promising Treatments for Molluscum Contagiosum and Acne

No Food and Drug Administration–approved treatment currently exists for molluscum contagiosum, which affects an estimated 6 million people in the United States, but that could...

Depression, Chronic Comorbidities ‘Inextricably Linked’

For many adults, depression and chronic medical conditions are inextricably linked. In fact, the prevalence of depression is 2-10 times higher among people with chronic...

Paper Linking Nonionizing Radiation to ADHD Retracted, Replaced

A JAMA journal is retracting and replacing a 2020 paper which linked exposure to nonionizing radiation — think cellphones, Bluetooth devices and microwave ovens —...

AAD Announces Diversity Initiatives

The American Academy of Dermatology has announced a 3-year, multifaceted initiative to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion not only within the academy itself, but also...

Amivantamab Shows Promise in Challenging EGFR-Mutated NSCLC

A novel drug, the immune cell-directing antibody amivantamab (under development by Janssen), has shown promise for the treatment of patients with non–small cell lung cancer...

Tofacitinib Linked to Risk for Cardiac Events, Cancer, FDA Warns

The Food and Drug Administration has alerted the public to an increased risk of serious heart-related problems and cancer risk associated with the Janus kinase...

Tofacitinib for RA Misses the Mark in Safety Study

Daily treatment with tofacitinib (Xeljanz) led to more malignancies and adverse cardiovascular events in older rheumatoid arthritis patients compared with treatment with a tumor necrosis...

APA Apologizes for Past Support of Racism in Psychiatry

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has issued a formal apology for its past support of structural racism in psychiatry. The apology, issued January 18, coincided...

Orthodox Jewish Docs Wrestle With COVID-19, Bad Press

For Orthodox Jewish communities in New York City and surrounding areas, the pandemic experience started with Purim. The holiday is usually joyous, commemorating the salvation...

Diversification of Dermatology Workforce Takes Shape

Stephanie Flores-Pollack, MD, a dermatology resident at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, began considering the field of dermatology when, as part of the Latino Medical...

White House Being Deep Cleaned Before Inauguration

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Because of COVID-19 outbreaks that occurred at White House events under...

Health Workers Unions See Surge in Interest Amid Covid

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nurses at Albany Medical Center picketed on Dec. 1, asking for...

Expert Offers Clinical Pearls on Leg Ulcer Therapy

Chronic leg ulcers of all types feature a significant inflammatory component for which medical compression therapy is absolutely the best form of anti-inflammatory therapy, Elena...