Recent updates

  • 18 Apr 2019 Ebola outbreak in DRC: update Topic: Ebola virus infection
  • 18 Apr 2019 FDA approves trifluridine/tipiracil for metastatic gastric cancer after trial shows it improves survival Topic: Stomach cancer
  • 09 Apr 2019 FDA approves first therapy specifically for acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura Topic: Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • 09 Apr 2019 Intravenous artesunate now first-line treatment for severe malaria in the US Topic: Malaria infection
  • 27 Mar 2019 US FDA approves eskatamine nasal spray for treatment-resistant depression in adults Topic: Depression in adults
  • 19 Mar 2019 Studies suggest minimally invasive surgery for early-stage cervical cancer results in lower 4-year survival rates Topic: Cervical cancer
  • 15 Mar 2019 FDA issues alert over link between breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma Topic: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • 27 Feb 2019 FDA adds boxed warning to febuxostat after safety trial finds increased risk of death Topic: Nephrolithiasis
  • 26 Feb 2019 FDA adds boxed warning to febuxostat after safety trial finds increased risk of death Topic: Gout
  • 06 Feb 2019 No new patients should start treatment with olaratumab Topic: Soft-tissue sarcoma
  • 18 Dec 2018 Dolutegravir should not be used during the first trimester of pregnancy Topic: HIV infection in pregnancy
  • 07 Dec 2018 Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome in patients receiving ponatinib Topic: Blast crisis
  • 20 Nov 2018 CDC recommends use of validated clinical decision rules to help decide need for imaging in children with concussion Topic: Evaluation of traumatic brain injury, acute
  • 14 Nov 2018 First-in-class treatment approved in the US for relapsed or refractory hairy cell leukemia Topic: Hairy cell leukemia
  • 09 Nov 2018 US guidelines now recommend doravirine for the treatment of HIV Topic: HIV infection
  • 20 Sep 2018 CDC alerts clinicians to a 'dramatic rise' in overdose deaths from fentanyl and its analogs Topic: Opioid overdose
  • 18 Sep 2018 Corticosteroids reduce mortality but increase neuromuscular weakness in sepsis and septic shock Topic: Sepsis in adults
  • 13 Jul 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) strengthens measures to avoid use of valproate medicines in pregnancy Topic: Bipolar disorder in children
  • 11 Oct 2017 Landmark cohort study on long-term antiplatelet treatment use in over-75s (post myocardial infarction/stroke/TIA) and risk of major GI bleeding Topic: Transient ischemic attack