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Dronabinol may help treat sleep apnea

June 23, 2017

Patients with sleep apnea displayed lower apnea–hypopnea indexes and improved subjective sleepiness when treated with dronabinol compared with placebo, but clinical trials are warranted to identify the best approach to cannabinoid therapy in these patients, according to data presented at SLEEP 2017, the Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.

“At the present time there are no approved drug treatments for sleep apnea, and there remains an important unmet need for fully effective and acceptable treatments of the disorder,” David W. Carley, PhD, director of the Center for Narcolepsy, Sleep and Health Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, said in a related press release.

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FDA approves Tafinlar plus Mekinist for BRAF V600E–mutant non–small cell lung cancer

June 22, 2017
The FDA approved use of dabrafenib in combination with trametinib for treatment of patients with metastatic non–small cell lung cancer whose tumors harbor BRAF

Senate health care bill takes slower approach to House bill, expert concerns persist

June 22, 2017
The Senate health care bill, released to the public today, maintains much from the version the House passed May 4, 2017, but presents some key changes such as a slower…
Meeting News

SomnaPatch possible tool to detect sleep apnea

June 22, 2017
SomnaPatch, a new skin-adhesive diagnostic patch, provided significant clinical value for the detection of sleep apnea across all severity levels, compared with standard…
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CME Article

Cystic Fibrosis and CRMS Screening: What the Primary Care Pediatrician Should Know

Pediatric Annals, December 2010, Volume 39 Issue 12
“Every physician’s first duty is to diagnose — accurately and promptly.” This mantra is taught…
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Health Law News From Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

FDA releases final guidance on medical device reporting for manufacturers

November 18, 2016
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and…
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VIDEO: Lung cancer screening shows potential to reduce deaths

April 28, 2017
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