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May 11, 2021

FDA Clears Cap Device for ‘Smart’ Insulin Pens for Diabetes FDA Clears Cap Device for ‘Smart’ Insulin Pens for Diabetes

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Bigfoot Unity Diabetes Management System, a cap device that connects to insulin pens and translates continuous […]
May 10, 2021

FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Teens 12-16 FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Teens 12-16

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday granted emergency use […]
May 10, 2021

FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Teens 12-15 FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Teens 12-15

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday granted emergency use […]
May 6, 2021

FDA OKs Upfront Pembro for Advanced HER2+ Gastric Cancer FDA OKs Upfront Pembro for Advanced HER2+ Gastric Cancer

This week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in combination with other agents for the first-line treatment of patients […]
May 5, 2021

Peloton, Feds Agree to Treadmill Recall Peloton, Feds Agree to Treadmill Recall

Exercise giant Peloton has agreed to recall its popular and pricey treadmill after at least one child was killed after becoming caught underneath the machine’s belt. […]
May 3, 2021

Some NP Thyroid Lots Recalled Due to Reduced Potency Some NP Thyroid Lots Recalled Due to Reduced Potency

In its third voluntary recall in the past year, Acella Pharmaceuticals has announced a nationwide recall of specific lots of its popular hypothyroid treatment NP Thyroid tablets […]
May 3, 2021

FDA OKs Higher-Dose Naloxone Nasal Spray for Opioid Overdose FDA OKs Higher-Dose Naloxone Nasal Spray for Opioid Overdose

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a higher-dose naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray (Kloxxado) for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose, […]
May 3, 2021

Pharmacist + App Cuts Errors, Hospitalization After Transplant Pharmacist + App Cuts Errors, Hospitalization After Transplant

A pharmacist-led intervention that involves use of a smartphone app with home monitoring significantly reduced medication errors, adverse events, and hospitalizations among kidney transplant patients, new […]
April 30, 2021

FDA Approves Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) for Chronic Kidney Disease FDA Approves Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) for Chronic Kidney Disease

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved dapagliflozin (Farxiga, AstraZeneca) to reduce the risk for kidney function decline, kidney failure, cardiovascular death, and hospitalization […]
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