Hormonal Contraception: FDA Drafts Guidance on Clinical Trial Recommendations

International – Oral Contraceptive Use Link to Childhood Leukemia

A nationwide cohort study in more than 1.1 million Danish children shows that the use of combined estrogen and progestin oral contraceptives in the...
Low Vitamin D Levels in Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Europe – Low Vitamin D Levels in Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Lower vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin D) levels are found in patients with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) compared to those with painless DPN, patients with...
Cumulative BP Measures Better for CV Risk Prediction

USA – Cumulative BP Measures Better for CV Risk Prediction

Algorithms used for risk prediction of cardiovascular disease would be more accurate if they included a more sophisticated measure of blood pressure history rather...
High-Sensitivity Troponin Does Not Improve MI Outcomes

Europe – High-Sensitivity Troponin Does Not Improve MI Outcomes

The first randomized controlled trial of the latest high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I assay in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome showed the test increased...
New ‘Trojan horse’ cancer treatment shows early promise

International – Study discovers immunotherapy could treat some aggressive prostate cancers

The team - led by scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the US - found that...
Researchers 3D Print Prototype “Bionic Eye”

Study – Researchers 3D Print Prototype “Bionic Eye”

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have 3D printed a light receptive array, consisting of silver particles and semiconducting polymers, on a glass hemispherical surface....
Multimedia Experience to Help Alzheimer’s Patients Connect

Discovery – Multimedia Experience to Help Alzheimer’s Patients Connect

People with advanced Alzheimer’s disease have a serious difficulty connecting to the real world. Gabriela Gomes, a graduate of University of South California’s School of Cinematic...
eCTD Technical Conformance Guide

USA – Pfizer Calls for FDA Guidance to Address False and Misleading Biosimilar Ads

Taking issue with Amgen, Genentech and other reference product sponsors’ dissemination of misleading information on biosimilars, Pfizer is asking the US Food and Drug...
More patients survive sudden cardiac arrest with new EMS technique

Study – More patients survive sudden cardiac arrest with new EMS technique

A new study showed that a change in the type of breathing tube paramedics use to resuscitate patients with sudden cardiac arrest can significantly...
AT&T, Softbox and Merck Test Smart Drug Delivery Drones

International – AT&T, Softbox and Merck Test Smart Drug Delivery Drones

Timely delivery of drugs to sites of disaster is one of the most important actions organizations can take to lessen the burden on the...

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