Remission seen in every rectal cancer patient in small study of drug

A new drug called dostarlimab saw astonishing results in a 12-person rectal cancer trial: Every one of the dozen patients went into remission. All the patients were still in remission in a six-month follow-up of the trial as well. Additionally, none of the patients had received chemoradiotherapy or undergone any preventative surgery, and no cases… Continue reading Remission seen in every rectal cancer patient in small study of drug

Drug Could Be Non-Antibiotic Alternative to Treat UTIs

FRIDAY, March 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Women plagued by frequent urinary tract infections often take daily antibiotics to ward them off. But an old antibiotic alternative might work just as well, a new clinical trial finds. Researchers found that the medication, called methenamine, was comparable to standard, low-dose antibiotics in preventing women’s recurrent urinary… Continue reading Drug Could Be Non-Antibiotic Alternative to Treat UTIs

Another life-saving Covid drug identified

An anti-inflammatory for rheumatoid arthritis can cut Covid death risk by about a fifth. Source link

Insomnia Drug Might Also Ease Menopause Night Sweats

TUESDAY, Feb. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Hot flashes. Night sweats. Waking up at all hours throughout the night. Millions of women battle these stereotypical menopause symptoms for years. Now, a small study suggests that a drug used for both men and women who have sleep disorders might offer relief. Researchers compared women who took… Continue reading Insomnia Drug Might Also Ease Menopause Night Sweats

Pediatric ER Visits Rise for Firearms Injuries, Drug Poisonings During Pandemic

Feb. 22, 2022 Pediatric emergency room visits dropped overall during the COVID-19 pandemic but went up sharply in certain categories, such as firearms injuries and drug poisonings, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Among adolescents aged 12-17, ER visits went up for self-harm and eating disorders. The impact of the pandemic on… Continue reading Pediatric ER Visits Rise for Firearms Injuries, Drug Poisonings During Pandemic

Olympic Skater Blames Positive Drug Test on Heart Medication Mix-Up

Feb. 16, 2022 Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva said her positive drug test was caused by a mix-up with her grandfather’s heart medication, according to Reuters. Denis Oswald, the permanent chair of the International Olympic Committee’s disciplinary commission, said Valieva discussed the mix-up at a Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing, which was convened to… Continue reading Olympic Skater Blames Positive Drug Test on Heart Medication Mix-Up

Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Might Raise Heart, Cancer Risks

JAK inhibitors — tofacitinib, baricitinib (Olumiant) and upadacitinib (Rinvoq) — are relatively newer RA therapies. Unlike TNF inhibitors, which are injected or infused, they are taken orally. Because all of those medications put the brakes on a portion of the immune system, they can make people more vulnerable to infections. And TNF inhibitors… Continue reading Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Might Raise Heart, Cancer Risks

Libmedly: World's 'most expensive' drug recommended for NHS use

The gene therapy Libmedly treats babies and children with a very rare genetic condition. Source link

Medical expert: New Alzheimer’s drug gives patients hope

ABC News Medical Consultant Dr. Darien Sutton discusses the newly Food and Drug Administration-approved Alzheimer’s drug Aducanumab and another drug now approved for obesity. SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://bit.ly/2vZb6yP Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/ LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/abcnews FOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/abc source

Medicare Seeks to Cut Drug Costs for People in Part D Plans

Jan. 7, 2022 — The Biden administration said this week it intends to challenge insurance companies to deliver better service to people enrolled in Medicare, including applying discounts on drugs covered by Part D more directly to their pharmacy costs. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Thursday unveiled a 360-page proposed rule… Continue reading Medicare Seeks to Cut Drug Costs for People in Part D Plans