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March 26, 2020

FDA Clears Ozanimod (Zeposia) for MS; COVID-19 Delays Launch FDA Clears Ozanimod (Zeposia) for MS; COVID-19 Delays Launch

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ozanimod (Zeposia, Bristol Myers Squibb) for adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS), although the company […]
March 25, 2020

EpiPens May Malfunction, Delaying Life-Saving Med, FDA Warns EpiPens May Malfunction, Delaying Life-Saving Med, FDA Warns

Epinephrine auto-injectors (EpiPen 0.3 mg, EpiPen Jr 0.15 mg, and generics), used to treat severe allergic reactions, could potentially have delayed injections or fail to inject […]
March 20, 2020

Match Day Sets New Record, Celebrations Muted by COVID-19 Match Day Sets New Record, Celebrations Muted by COVID-19

The 2020 Main Residency Match celebrated its largest in history. A record 40,084 US and international applicants submitted program choices for 37,256 available positions, an increase […]
March 19, 2020

20% of US COVID-19 Deaths Were Young Adults 20% of US COVID-19 Deaths Were Young Adults

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. FROM MMWR A review of more than 4,000 U.S. patients who were […]
March 16, 2020

Coronavirus: American Psychiatric Association Cancels Meeting Coronavirus: American Psychiatric Association Cancels Meeting

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In the wake of travel restrictions and public health guidance regarding the […]
March 16, 2020

EMA Suspends Use of Ulipristal Acetate for Fibroids Pending Review EMA Suspends Use of Ulipristal Acetate for Fibroids Pending Review

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA’s) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has recommended that women stop using 5-mg ulipristal acetate (Esmya, Gedeon Richter, and generics) for uterine […]
March 13, 2020

Life-Threatening Infections Tied to Fecal Transplants, FDA Warns Life-Threatening Infections Tied to Fecal Transplants, FDA Warns

Fecal microbiota transplants (FMT) pose a risk of serious or life-threatening adverse events likely because of transmission of pathogenic organisms, the US Food and Drug Administration […]
March 11, 2020

WHO Declares COVID-19 Outbreak a Pandemic WHO Declares COVID-19 Outbreak a Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. The World Health Organization has formally declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. […]
March 11, 2020

FDA Approves Immunotherapy Combo for Liver Cancer FDA Approves Immunotherapy Combo for Liver Cancer

Patients with advanced liver cancer have a new treatment option ― the immunotherapy combination of nivolumab (Opdivo, Bristol-Myers Squibb) and ipilimumab (Yervoy, Bristol-Myers Squibb). The US […]
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