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Officials with the FDA have approved Novartis’ triclabendazole (Egaten) for the treatment of fascioliasis in patients age 6 years and older.
Jennifer Nessel, Assistant Editor
A recent study has found that sedentary behaviors, such as watching TV, lead to a significant increased risk of young-onset colorectal cancer in young Americans.
An FDA Advisory Committee has recommended the agency’s approval of Janssen’s esketamine nasal spray CIII (Spravato) for adults living with treatment-resistant depression.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
The first FDA-approved generic version of Advair Diskus (GlaxoSmithKline [GSK]), a fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder product, has been launched, Mylan N.V. announced today.
The FDA has posted 12 warning letters and 5 online advisory letters issued to companies that are illegally selling more than 58 products, including capsules, oils, and tablets, that claim to prevent, treat or cure Alzheimer disease and other serious conditions.
Seasonal influenza activity has increased in the United States and remains widespread in most of the country.
Jennifer Barrett, Associate Editor
The latest proposed rule, which was announced by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Inspector General Daniel Levinson, targets backdoor rebates by encouraging manufacturers to pass discounts directly to patients.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
A recent study of CDC-funded partner services indicates that increased effective and implemented efforts could lead to a reduction in HIV incidence and HIV-related inequities.

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The Educated Patient

Jennifer L. Hofmann, MS, PA-C
Providing them with advice can improve control of the disease and reduce hospitalizations, morbidity, and unscheduled health care visits.
Emily C. Hayes, PharmD Candidate
Colds, coughs, and a relentless influx of sick patients in retail health clinics keep the health care providers who work there very busy.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, APRN-BC
Although the rate of foot and leg amputation has greatly declined over the past 2 decades, increasing awareness for macrovascular and microvascular complications of diabetes is essential because diabetes is the leading cause of lower-limb amputations in the United States.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
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