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EMA recommends suspension of several medicines due to unreliable study data
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EMA recommends suspension of several medicines due to unreliable study data

The European Medicines Agency inspection team identified a number of concerns, including misrepresentation of study data.

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HIV: lamivudine + dolutegravir dual therapy shows promising results

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Trump's proposed healthcare Bill pulled at 11th hour

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Dementia patients receiving PPIs are prone to pneumonia

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  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoporos Int
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TB linked to markedly higher osteoporosis risk

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Influenza vaccination: is high-dose more effective than standard in elderly patients?

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HIV: drug resistance rate tops 19% among newly diagnosed MSM in LA

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HBV vaccination: 72% of children with IBD have low titers

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DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib vaccine: 2 investigational versions fail noninferiority trial

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Half of £2bn cash boost spent outside NHS

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Report: GPs not treating gynaecological patients ‘with dignity or respect’

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Bariatric surgery rationing ‘misguided’

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Scottish NHS increases access to IVF treatment

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£2bn for social care ‘not solution to the crisis’

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Less than half of women breastfeed after 2 months

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Influenza vaccination in schools: what motivates parental consent or refusal?

Better understanding of parental attitudes about SLIV can assist in the evidence-based design and implementation of SLIV programs.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arab J Gastroenterol
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HCV: DAAs linked to reports of herpes reactivation

Clinicians should maintain an index of suspicion for cutaneous Herpes zoster.

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HPV: how common is vaccination among lesbian and bisexual women?

Study contradicts prior data suggesting lower uptake vs heterosexual women.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Emerg Infect Dis
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Zika: incubation period approximately 6 d in travel-related transmission

Consider alternate transmission modes in symptoms developing more than 2 wk after travel.

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Does asthma increase the risk for herpes zoster infection in children?

Large population-based study evaluates the association.

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HIV: perinatal transmission rate remains above CDC goal

CDC goal for elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission is 1 per 100,000 live births.

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Do VIP patients get better care?
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Do VIP patients get better care?

A new study finds doctors can feel pressured by so-called VIPs to provide additional tests or treatments that they believed were unnecessary.

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Tributes paid to doctors who rushed to save lives during London terrorist attack
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Tributes paid to doctors who rushed to save lives during London terrorist attack

Doctors and nurses from a nearby hospital sprinted across Westminster Bridge during the attack to get to victims.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Hepatology
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Statins reduce decompensation risk in HBV, HCV cirrhosis

Population-based study shows a cumulative dose-dependent effect.

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Zika: screening cessation in asymptomatic women and the American Samoa model

American Samoa has devised a model for Zika screening cessation in asymptomatic pregnant women.

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Tuberculosis on the decline in the US, but current strategies ineffective for eradication

Clinicians are encouraged to conduct targeted testing/management of latent TB infections in high-risk populations.

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Serial influenza vaccination: does attenuation vary by hemisphere?

In the Northern Hemisphere repeated vaccination resulted in reduced and sometimes minimal vaccine effectiveness.

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Multidrug-resistant TB threatens global eradication of disease

A newly released report highlights the growing challenge of multidrug, extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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HIV PEP: once-daily dolutegravir + tenofovir/emtricitbine yields 90% completion rate

Completion rates for HIV post-exposure prophylaxis regimens often are low.

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