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May 28, 2021

FDA Approves Ozanimod (Zeposia) for Ulcerative Colitis FDA Approves Ozanimod (Zeposia) for Ulcerative Colitis

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ozanimod (Zeposia) for adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC), the company has announced. Ozanimod […]
May 25, 2021

EU Panel Likes Monotherapy Cemiplimab for Two Cancers EU Panel Likes Monotherapy Cemiplimab for Two Cancers

The immunotherapy cemiplimab (Libtayo) looks set to have two further cancer indications in Europe: nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC). The European […]
May 21, 2021

FDA Class I Recall of Some Boston Scientific Venous Stents FDA Class I Recall of Some Boston Scientific Venous Stents

Boston Scientific Corporation has recalled its VICI SDS and VICI RDS venous stent systems in response to reports that the stents may migrate or move from […]
May 21, 2021

FDA OKs First Targeted Therapy for Subset of Patients With NSCLC FDA OKs First Targeted Therapy for Subset of Patients With NSCLC

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today granted an accelerated approval for amivantamab (Rybrevant) as the first targeted treatment for patients with non–small cell lung […]
May 20, 2021

FDA OKs Nivolumab After Surgery for Esophageal or GEJ Cancer FDA OKs Nivolumab After Surgery for Esophageal or GEJ Cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the adjuvant use of nivolumab (Opdivo) in patients with resected esophageal or gastroesophageal junction cancer who have received […]
May 19, 2021

FDA Approves New Treatment Option for Rare Anemia FDA Approves New Treatment Option for Rare Anemia

A rare, life-threatening anemia now has a new treatment option. The Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of pegcetacoplan (Empaveli) injection to treat adults with […]
May 17, 2021

Class I Recall for Some Abbott Assurity and Endurity Pacemakers Class I Recall for Some Abbott Assurity and Endurity Pacemakers

Abbott is recalling a subset of Assurity and Endurity pacemakers over the potential for moisture to get inside the device causing an electrical short that may […]
May 13, 2021

FDA Warns Cell Phone, Smart Watch Magnets Affect Medical Devices FDA Warns Cell Phone, Smart Watch Magnets Affect Medical Devices

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending patients and caregivers keep cell phones and smart watches at least 6 inches away from implanted medical […]
May 12, 2021

CDC Recommends Use of Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine in 12-15-Year-Olds CDC Recommends Use of Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine in 12-15-Year-Olds

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, […]
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