Tag: innovations in medicine

FDA Approves Intranasal DHE (Trudhesa) for Acute Migraine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an intranasal formulation of dihydroergotamine mesylate (DHE) for the acute treatment of migraine with or without...

Floating Holograms Coming to a Clinic Near You

  Airborne three-dimensional holograms are a staple of science fiction, from Princess Leia’s cry for help in Star Wars to the holodeck on Star Trek....

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...

Inhaled COVID Meds and ‘Simple, Self-Administered’ Care

  Aashish Manglik, MD, PhD, envisions a future in which inhaled medications provide a barrier to protect the nose and throat from invading pathogens, including...

First Cybersecurity Chief of Medical Devices Takes the Reins

Kevin Fu, PhD, a pioneer in medical device cybersecurity, joined the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this year as expert-in-residence and acting director...

New Tools Allow Patients With Chronic Conditions to Stay Home

From diabetes to attention deficit, home-based health management tools kept patients and clinicians connected during 2020 in ways that likely will last beyond pandemic lockdown....

Smartphone App Differentiates Bipolar Disorder, BPD

There’s a reason they’re called smartphones. Indeed, how patients use their smartphones and where they take them provides insight into what has been termed their...

‘Impressive’ Outcomes Sans Chemo in Poor-Prognosis ALL

The days of using chemotherapy to treat Philadelphia chromosome–positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL) may be numbered. In a phase 2 trial, up-front chemo-free induction/consolidation...

Novel Smart Needle System Reduces Risk of Filler Complications

In the very near future, clinicians injecting dermal fillers on the face will have the benefit of a guided “smart” needle that senses blood vessels, thereby...

EU Panel Backs Triple Combo Asthma Inhaler With Digital Sensor

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended approval of Enerzair Breezhaler, the first triple-combination asthma...

Six Million Childhood Cancer Deaths Could Be Prevented

Unless global investments are made to improve care worldwide, 11.1 million children will die from cancer over the next 30 years; 9.3 million of them...

Genetic Test Identifies Ultra-High-Risk Myeloma Patients

A new test can identify patients with multiple myeloma (MM) who have a high-risk genetic profile as well as multiple chromosomal abnormalities. In this subgroup...