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FDA approves Keytruda for certain gastric cancers

September 22, 2017
The FDA today approved pembrolizumab for the treatment of patients with recurrent locally advanced or metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction…
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Viral hepatitis causes more deaths than HIV, malaria, TB

September 22, 2017
Despite recent advances in hepatitis C treatment and the availability of hepatitis vaccinations, deaths attributable to viral hepatitis have exceeded…

Hepatitis A increase in NYC linked to travel among MSM

September 22, 2017
According to the CDC, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported an increase in hepatitis A infection among men who have sex…

Gastroenterology societies respond to CMS 2018 payment rules

September 22, 2017
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American Gastroenterological Association and the American College of Gastroenterology have…
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Routine rapid HCV testing cost-effective in younger generations

September 22, 2017
Routine rapid testing for hepatitis C virus infection among adolescents and young adults was cost-effective when implemented in communities with a…

Gurman says, ‘Our voice is their voice’ in explaining the importance of physician advocacy

September 22, 2017
At a time when the state of health care is in flux, it is critical that physicians engage in the national debate by telling their stories and those…

Janssen licenses two IBD drug candidates to new biopharma company

September 22, 2017
Provention Bio, a new clinical stage biopharmaceutical company launched earlier this year, announced it has in-licensed two clinical-stage…

Graham-Cassidy proposal: What you need to know

September 21, 2017
The latest Republican legislation attempting to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act drafted by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)…

AGA: Cassidy-Graham bill could cut coverage for millions

September 21, 2017
The American Gastroenterological Association announced its concern that the proposed Cassidy-Graham bill to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act…
Meeting News

HCV treatment cures patients despite injection drug use

September 21, 2017
Patients who were treated for hepatitis C virus infection through an opiate addiction program overwhelmingly achieved SVR even though many of them…
FDA News

FDA: Patients receiving incorrect Ocaliva dosage, reports of liver injury

September 21, 2017
The FDA released a report today that Ocaliva has been incorrectly prescribed to some patients with moderate to severe liver impairment and may be…
In the Journals

Individualized IBS diets reduce symptoms better than placebo

September 21, 2017
Individualized elimination diets guided by leukocyte activation tests reduced symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome better than a sham diet in a…
FDA News

FDA finalizes guidelines on interoperable devices

September 21, 2017
The FDA recently issued final guidelines outlining its nonbinding recommendations for safe and secure interactions among medical devices and other…
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Adjuvant chemotherapy may improve gastroesophageal cancer survival

September 21, 2017
Patients with locally advanced gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma treated with preoperative chemoradiotherapy and resection lived an average of 6 months…

Major physician groups urge Senate to stabilize health insurance markets

September 21, 2017
A coalition of major physician groups submitted a testimony to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee emphasizing the importance…
In the Journals

Researchers develop new reference for transaminase levels in children

September 21, 2017
Age, sex, BMI and puberty stage influenced the patterns of alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase and gamma-glutamyltransferase in…

Pfizer files suit claiming Johnson & Johnson stifles biosimilar competition

September 21, 2017
Pfizer, the manufacturer of Inflectra, a biosimilar to Janssen’s Remicade, filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of…
Meeting News

Misinformation, concerns regarding MiraLAX prevail despite lack of proof

September 21, 2017
CHICAGO — The increasing news coverage of gastrointestinal conditions and their treatments have spurred the spread of misinformation…
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Long-term bariatric surgery outcomes favorable in severe obesity

September 20, 2017
Among adults with severe obesity, those who receive Roux-en-Y gastric bypass are more likely to sustain their weight loss and remain in remission for…

When managed properly, vegetarian diets for children a healthy option

September 20, 2017
The potential benefits of a plant-based diet have become increasingly recognized in recent years. In addition to addressing individual health…
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