Tag: patient safety

FDA’s Fast-Track Approval Exposed as Lax, in Need of Reform

Since the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) established its accelerated drug approval pathway 28 years ago, more than 2 in 5 drugs granted fast-track...

Cryptococcal Meningitis: Single-Dose Regimen Noninferior

A single high dose of the antifungal agent liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB; AmBisome, Gilead Sciences), with a background regimen of flucytosine and fluconazole, is noninferior...

Doctor Marks ‘Right’ Instead of ‘Left’ Testicle, Then Operates

Florida regulators have imposed a fine and other measures on a Tampa doctor who made a crucial error prior to his patient’s testicular surgery, as...

HIV Acquisition on PrEP Rare, With Some Drug Resistance

Out of an estimated 104,000 people offered HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to protect themselves from HIV, just 14 people acquired a strain of HIV resistant...

New Treatment Option for Restless Legs?

The antiplatelet medication dipyridamole reduces motor and sensory symptoms of restless legs syndrome (RLS) and improves sleep duration for treatment-naive patients, results of a small, randomized,...

Half of Unvaccinated in US Unconcerned About Delta Variant: Poll

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. About half of unvaccinated or partially vaccinated Americans aren’t concerned about...

Three New Drugs Implicated in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

The overactive bladder treatment mirabegron (Myrbetriq) is one of three new drugs to be linked to cases of drug-associated antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody–associated vasculitis (DA-AAV) according...

FDA to Warn J&J Vaccine Can Increase Guillain-Barré Risk: Media

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. People receiving the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine could be at increased risk...

New Details of Myocarditis Linked to COVID Vaccines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Further details from multiple cases of myocarditis linked to the Pfizer...

‘Major Victory’ for MDs on Bill to Hold Physicians Accountable

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The board that licenses and disciplines doctors in California is failing to hold bad actors accountable, endangering patients in the process. That’s...

Physician Fired After Slurs, Including ‘Cannibalism,’ Against Israel

Fidaa Wishah, MD, a pediatric radiologist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona, has been fired after the hospital reviewed evidence that included her anti-Israel comments...

FDA to Add Myocarditis Warning to mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is adding a warning...

Expert Offers 10 ‘Tips and Tricks’ for Everyday Cosmetic Practice

During the annual conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, H. Ray Jalian, MD, shared his “top 10” tips and tricks for...

Emerging Schizophrenia Drugs Target Negative Symptoms

Late-stage trials of new antipsychotic drugs are showing promise in the control of negative symptoms, according to an overview presented by Current Psychiatry and the...

FDA Approves 20-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine (Prevnar)

The FDA has approved a novel pneumococcal 20-valent conjugate vaccine capable of protecting against 20 serotypes implicated in most cases of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD)...

EMA Warns of New AZ Vaccine Side Effect

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Following a safety review, the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of...

Concerts May Be Safe to Attend With Proper Safety Precautions

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Researchers in Spain have shared heartening results from the first randomized...

No Benefit in Cervical Cancer With Adjuvant Chemo

One of the top presentations at the top cancer meeting this year has negative results — but this abstract is “very important,” says Lori J....

Early Start to Laser Treatment in Infants With Port Wine Stains

Treating port wine birthmarks with pulsed dye laser (PDL) can be safely done within the first few days after birth as an in-office procedure without any...

Continue with COVID-19 Precautions or Party Like It’s 2019?

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Have we arrived at a much-anticipated tipping point in the COVID-19 pandemic in...

High Eradication, Fewer Side Events With Hybrid Therapy

A 14-day course of hybrid therapy was as effective as 10-day bismuth quadruple therapy, but with fewer side effects, according to results of a randomized...

Texas Standoff Embodies US Battle Over COVID Vaccines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. There is an escalating fight between Houston Methodist Hospital and wary...

Large Vessel Stroke Linked to AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The first cases of large vessel arterial occlusion strokes linked to...

New Oral Protein Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis

A plant-based fusion protein is safe and effective for inducing favorable immune modulation in patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis with no immune suppression–side...

Strategies to Turn the Tide on Racial and Gender Inequity

Working to mitigate racial and gender inequity in hospital medicine may seem like a daunting task, but every physician can play a role in turning...