MedMinute: New drug controls lung cancer?

MedMinute: New drug controls lung cancer?

Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Local News LUBBOCK, Texas – The American Academy Of Pediatrics recommended parents ask about the presence of guns before sending their children to a new home to play. Parents should find out if there is a gun […]

Cipla pharma to establish US HQ in Warren

Cipla pharma to establish US HQ in Warren

10 Independence Place, Warren. – (JLL) Mumbai, India-based Cipla Inc. pharmaceuticals will establish a U.S. headquarters at Independence Place in Warren.  JLL represented building owner American Equity Partners LLC. Cipla signed a long-term lease for 14,280 square feet of Class A office space. The 120,528-square-foot property is located inside the 118-acre Somerset Hills Corporate Center. […]

How prepared is the world for the next epidemic? This tool shows most countries are not.

How prepared is the world for the next epidemic? This tool shows most countries are not.

PreventEpidemics.org gives a score to each country based on its ability to find, stop and prevent epidemics. (PreventEpidemics.org) Public health officials and business leaders like Bill Gates have long warned that the world is not ready for the next pandemic. Now an initiative led by Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control […]

Repurposed drug gives woman with cancer the gift of life

Repurposed drug gives woman with cancer the gift of life

CHICAGO (WLS) — A Northwest Indiana woman told she may never get pregnant again after being diagnosed with cancer is beating the odds. She says it’s all thanks to the ongoing research of drug repurposing to treat diseases with no cure. In this case, she calls it a miracle drug. While pregnant with her first […]

Pain medicine group cancels doctor training about marijuana

Pain medicine group cancels doctor training about marijuana

A national medical group Thursday abruptly canceled its plans to train doctors about marijuana for pain relief after a federal agency pulled its funding. The episode highlights an ongoing conflict between federal and state laws on marijuana. The American Academy of Pain Medicine scrubbed its plans for a one-hour online course next month after a […]

World Health Organization launches Physical Activity Plan

World Health Organization launches Physical Activity Plan

As countries around the world begin implementing the newly launched World Health Organization Physical Activity Plan 15 percent of adults and adolescents won’t suffer from physical inactivity. WHO is launching an advocacy campaign to promote physical activity, Let’s Be Active: Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday. The WHO Let’s Be Active brochure, states there are four main points […]

'Prescribing' books is good medicine

'Prescribing' books is good medicine

By Kim DoleattoGateHouse Media Children’s first checkups often include consulting a growth chart and setting a vaccination schedule, but how can pediatricians affect early development that is just as crucial but not easily charted? By prescribing books. Pediatricians and early childhood educators started the first Reach Out and Read Program at Boston Medical Center […]

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Accepts Application for Opdivo Plus Low-Dose Yervoy for Treatment of First …

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Accepts Application for Opdivo Plus Low-Dose Yervoy for Treatment of First …

PRINCETON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted its supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Opdivo (nivolumab) plus low-dose Yervoy (ipilimumab) for the treatment of first-line advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in patients with tumor mutational burden (TMB) ≥10 mutations per megabase (mut/Mb). […]

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