Pharma News

FDA advances landmark policy changes to modernize mammography services and improve their quality

  • Posted on: 29 March 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced important new steps to modernize breast cancer screening and help empower patients with more information when they are considering important decisions regarding their breast health care.

NIH to test experimental drug to curb opioid cravings

  • Posted on: 29 March 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

A clinical trial of an experimental drug designed to treat cravings associated with opioid use disorder (OUD) has begun in the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. The Phase I trial in healthy adults will assess the safety of the experimental compound, ANS-6637, and how it is processed in the body when given with another drug that is processed by the same liver enzyme pathway.

Increased risk of blood clots in lungs and death with higher dose of Xeljanz (tofacitinib) for rheumatoid arthritis: EMA

  • Posted on: 25 March 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

EMA is advising healthcare professionals and patients not to exceed the recommended dose of Xeljanz (tofacitinib) when treating rheumatoid arthritis. The advice follows early results from an ongoing study (study A3921133) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis which showed an increased risk of blood clots in the lungs and death when the normal dose of 5 mg twice daily was doubled.

FDA approves new device for treating moderate to severe chronic heart failure in patients

  • Posted on: 25 March 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Optimizer Smart system for treating patients with chronic, moderate-to-severe heart failure who are not suited for treatment with other heart failure devices such as cardiac resynchronization therapy to restore a normal timing pattern of the heartbeat.

FDA issues warning letters to two breast implant manufacturers for failure to comply with post-approval study requirements

  • Posted on: 25 March 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to two breast implant manufacturers for failure to comply with their requirements, under their premarket approval orders, to conduct post-approval studies to assess the long-term safety and risks of their silicone gel-filled breast implants.

WHO urges governments to enforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, including in motor sport

  • Posted on: 16 March 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

WHO is urging governments to enforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship at sporting events, including when hosting or receiving broadcasts of Formula 1 and MotoGP events.

Light physical activity linked to lower risk of heart disease in older women

  • Posted on: 16 March 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

Light physical activity such as gardening, strolling through a park, and folding clothes might be enough to significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among women 63 and older, a new study has found. This kind of activity, researchers said, appears to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease events such as stroke or heart failure by up to 22 percent, and the risk of heart attack or coronary death, by as much as 42 percent.

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