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January 20, 2021

FDA Approves First and Only Treatment for AL Amyloidosis FDA Approves First and Only Treatment for AL Amyloidosis

The first and only treatment for a rare and often fatal blood cell disorder has been approved in the United States. The new indication is newly […]
January 14, 2021

FDA Clears First Rapid Handheld Blood Test for Concussion FDA Clears First Rapid Handheld Blood Test for Concussion

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first rapid handheld blood test for suspected mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), the company has announced. The […]
January 5, 2021

FDA Warns About Risk for False Negatives From Curative COVID Test FDA Warns About Risk for False Negatives From Curative COVID Test

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety communication […]
December 30, 2020

FDA OKs First Generic Injected Glucagon for Hypoglycemia FDA OKs First Generic Injected Glucagon for Hypoglycemia

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first-ever generic glucagon injection kit for the treatment of severe hypoglycemia in patients with diabetes and as […]
December 29, 2020

New Dietary Guidelines Omit Recommended Cuts to Sugar, Alcohol New Dietary Guidelines Omit Recommended Cuts to Sugar, Alcohol

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released new dietary guidelines today that for the first time include […]
December 24, 2020

FDA Clears Device to Remove Dead Pancreatic Tissue FDA Clears Device to Remove Dead Pancreatic Tissue

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the EndoRotor System (Interscope, Inc) for removal of necrotic tissue in patients with walled-off pancreatic necrosis (WOPN). […]
December 22, 2020

COVID-19 Anticoagulation Trials ‘Paused’ for Futility, Safety COVID-19 Anticoagulation Trials ‘Paused’ for Futility, Safety

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Parts of three linked studies investigating increased levels of anticoagulation in hospitalized […]
December 21, 2020

FDA OKs First Adjuvant Drug for Common Lung Cancer FDA OKs First Adjuvant Drug for Common Lung Cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved osimertinib (Tagrisso, AstraZeneca) as the first adjuvant treatment for adults with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) […]
December 21, 2020

FDA Approves Implant as Alternative to ACL Reconstruction FDA Approves Implant as Alternative to ACL Reconstruction

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted marketing authorization for an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) implant, intended as an alternative to surgical reconstruction after ACL […]
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