Tag: generic drug

‘Trauma Centers’ Huge Fees to Treat Minor Injuries and Send Home

The care was ordinary. A hospital in Modesto, California, treated a 30-year-old man for shoulder and back pain after a car accident. He went home...

Highly Respected, Beloved Pediatric Neurologist Dies

Verne Strudwick Caviness, Jr, MD, PhD, a highly respected pediatric neurologist and researcher, died at his home in Rockport, Massachusetts, on July 6. He was...

Medicare for 60-Year-Olds Not Guaranteed to Be a Better Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and progressive Democrats have proposed to lower Medicare’s eligibility age to 60, to help older adults get affordable coverage....

Ublituximab Plus Ibrutinib for CLL

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a clinically heterogeneous disease associated with several known genetic abnormalities, including 17p deletion (del[17p]), 11q deletion (del[11q]), and TP53 gene...

Made-to-Order TILs Effective Against Metastatic Melanoma

In just over one third of patients with metastatic melanoma who had experienced disease progression while receiving multiple prior lines of therapy, including immunotherapy and...

FDA Lifts In-Person Dispensing Requirement for Mifepristone

The Food and Drug Administration has lifted in-person dispensing requirements for mifepristone when used for medical termination of early pregnancy. In an April 12, 2021,...

FEMA Opens Mass Vaccine Sites as Bad Weather Hampers Efforts

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Motorists wait to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a federally run...

Medicaid Physician Fees Still Lag Medicare Payment Rates

Medicaid fees for physicians have continued to lag those paid by Medicare, a trend that may make it difficult for some patients to find care,...

J&J Vaccine 85% Efficacious Against Severe COVID Globally

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Janssen/Johnson & Johnson single-dose adenovirus vaccine provides 85% efficacy globally...

US Drug Prices Much Higher Than in Other Nations

Prescription drug prices in the United States are more than 250% times higher overall than those in 32 other countries, according to a new report...

Complete Blood Count Scoring Can Predict COVID-19 Severity

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A scoring system based on 10 parameters in a complete blood count (CBC) with...

How You Can Save Money in Your Practice by Going Green

Ted Shieh, MD, developed a passion for environmental advocacy after an oil tanker crashed and spilled crude oil on a Taiwan beach where he had...

First-in-Class ADC Has Benefit Across mTNBC Subgroups

The antibody–drug conjugate sacituzumab govitecan (SG) (Trodelvy) appears to be effective across biomarker subgroups for women with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (mTNBC) that has progressed...

EU Plans Easier Access to Generics in Potential Blow to Big Drugmakers

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission wants to make it easier for patients to access cheaper, generic medicines, a draft EU document seen by Reuters...

Mitotic Rate Makes Comeback as Melanoma Prognosticator

Mitotic rate, properly applied, has a prognostic impact in melanoma comparable to that of lesional ulceration, Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, MD, reported at a virtual forum on...

Coughs Can Send Coronavirus Farther Than 6 Feet

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Droplets from a cough may travel farther than 6 feet and...

ADHD Care Is Essential and Doable in Pediatric Practice

Integrating ADHD care into practice work flows is vitally important for all practitioners who care for children, said Herschel Lessin, MD, a senior partner of...

CHMP Backs Bupivacaine/Meloxicam (Zynrelef) for Postop Pain

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended approval of the fixed-dose combination of bupivacaine and...

New Symptom, Test to Guide Steroid Treatment

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Generic Imatinib Cuts Costs Without Affecting CML Outcomes

Switching from the branded form of imatinib (Glivec, Gleevec in the USA, Novartis) to a generic version to manage chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) can lead...

Cancer Prevalence Among COVID-19 Patients Higher Than Reported

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An early report pegged the prevalence of cancer among COVID-19 patients...