The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has updated its recommendation on screening for obesity in children and adolescents to suggest regular screenings in those aged 6 and older, who can then be referred to weight management interventions.
A phase 3 clinical trial of patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis and primary progressive multiple sclerosis found that Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) significantly reduced disease progression, according to results released by Genentech.
Although the healthcare bills have many fundamental similarities, the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act differs from the House’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) in ways that extend beyond the name change.
The top managed care stories this week included proposed rule changes to the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act; a study found Medicaid expansion increased emergency department utilization; and a diabetes drug received a new cardiovascular indication.
The FDA has approved the use of Janssen Biotech, Inc’s immunotherapy Darzalex in combination with pomalidomide and dexamethasone. Darzalex is used to treat multiple myeloma patients who have previously received at least 2 therapies with lenalidomide and a proteasome inhibitor.
Researchers investigating the risks of breast, ovarian, and contralateral breast cancer for mutation carriers found that family history and mutation position are important for determining cancer risk estimates, according to a study published in JAMA.
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