FDA accepts application for new Humira biosimilar

January 16, 2018
Sandoz announced that the FDA has accepted a biologics license application for a proposed biosimilar of the anti-inflammatory drug adalimumab, known…
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10-year-old female presents with nonhealing ulcerative lesion on shin

Infectious Diseases in Children, January 2018
James H Brien, DO
A 10-year-old female is referred for a nonhealing ulcerative lesion on her left anterior shin. The onset was about 1 month ago, when she woke up in…
In the Journals

Consensus treatment plans streamline therapy, outcomes for pediatric rheumatic diseases

January 15, 2018
Consensus treatment plans can help reduce variation in treatment approaches, identify effective treatment strategies and standardize outcomes for…

ACP ‘strongly opposes’ enforcing work requirements for Medicaid

January 11, 2018
ACP emphasized its strong opposition to restricting access to health care coverage through Medicaid based on employment status. The Trump…
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Obesity in children with psoriasis contributes to comorbidities

January 11, 2018
Although children with psoriasis are at greater risk for developing various comorbidities than children without psoriasis, obesity is a stronger…

Expanding clinic huddles to other staff members reduces burnout, identifies IT issues

January 9, 2018
While the idea of huddles has been utilized in primary care among clinicians and medical assistants for some time, recent research suggests that…

HHS nominee calls lowering drug prices one of his ‘top priorities’

January 9, 2018
Alex Azar II, President Donald J. Trump’s nominee to be the administration's second HHS secretary acknowledged that “all drug prices are…
FDA News

FDA grants breakthrough therapy designation to upadacitinib for atopic dermatitis

January 8, 2018
The FDA granted breakthrough therapy designation to upadacitinib for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis in adults who are eligible…

U.S. physicians create 12.6 million jobs, $2.3 trillion in economic activity

January 8, 2018
Physicians in the United States supported 12.6 million jobs and generated $2.3 trillion in annual economic activity in 2015, proving to be vital…
In the Journals

Stem cell transplant improves overall, event-free survival in scleroderma

January 3, 2018
Myeloablative autologous stem cell transplantation improved long-term clinical outcomes, including overall survival and event-free survival, among…

CMS launches program for submitting 2017 performance data

January 3, 2018
The CMS recently launched a web-based program that eligible clinicians can use to provide 2017 performance data required under the Medicare Access…

2017 saw record number of FDA approvals for drugs

January 1, 2018
The FDA approved 46 drugs in 2017, tying a record set for approvals in 2015. Cancer medications led the way, with 16 oncology and 11 hematology drugs…

Few older adults discuss drug interactions with others

December 29, 2017
Just 35% of older adults taking between one and five medications talked to someone about drug interactions in the past 2 years, according to findings…

AMA, AAFP react to CHIP short-term funding reprieve

December 22, 2017
Congress approved a stopgap budget last night that includes $2.85 billion in funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program through March…
Perspective

House, Senate pass tax reform; experts say it is ‘not good news’ for health care

December 20, 2017
By a 224-201 vote, the House has passed the tax bill that will result in health care changes categorized as alarming by medical groups such as the…
Perspective

CMS offers tips on accepting new Medicare cards in practices in 2018

December 20, 2017
In April 2018, every Medicare beneficiary will receive a new Medicare card that eliminates the need for Social Security numbers, which will help to…

ACP urges salary equality for physicians

December 20, 2017
ACP recently released a new position statement advocating for physicians to receive equitable compensation based on comparable work rather than…
FDA News

FDA proposes new plan to protect against potentially harmful homeopathic drugs

December 18, 2017
The FDA announced its draft guidance to employ a new, risk-based enforcement approach to address the public health issue of homeopathic treatments…
FDA News

FDA approves Xeljanz for adults with psoriatic arthritis

December 15, 2017
The FDA has approved Xeljanz for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis who have had an inadequate response or intolerance…

AMA: Deadline to avoid Medicare payment penalty approaching

December 15, 2017
Dec. 31 is the last day physicians can act to avoid a Medicare payment penalty under the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act in 2019, the…
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