COVID-19 vaccine tracker
Updated weekly, the Regulatory Focus COVID-19 vaccine tracker is ranked on the first page of Google, has been seen by over a half million people and gets approximately 50,000 unique visitors each week.
COVID-19 therapeutics tracker
The Regulatory Focus COVID-19 therapeutics tracker, also updated weekly, has been visited more than 35,000 times and is a top ranked page of Google.
Clinical Advancements in HIV Education Center
Research and treatment advances aimed at reducing pill-burden, treatment resistance, proactive prevention, early detection, and rapid treatment initiation are changing how HIV is treated. This Education Center is intended to update clinicians on the latest developments in HIV research and treatment in order to help them manage patients with the disease.
New Developments in Allergic Asthma Treatment
Allergic asthma is the most common form of asthma and can occur when a patient’s airways are extra sensitive to certain allergens. Symptoms include coughing/wheezing, shortness of breath, quick breathing or chest tightness. This education center aims to arm physicians with the latest, most important, and most practice-changing research in prevention, treatment, and management of allergic asthma.
Reassessing the COPD Treatment & Management Landscape
COPD is a chronic lung disease that causes breathing to be difficult, and includes bronchitis and emphysema. This Disease Education Center is intended to provide the latest treatment breakthroughs, FDA approvals, changes in the standard of care, and more for clinicians treating patients with COPD.
Cystic fibrosis topic resource center
Estimates put the rate of adherence to chronic pulmonary medication at 50% for patients with cystic fibrosis. Low medication adherence has been linked to increased pulmonary exacerbations, and healthcare utilization and cost. The goal of this resource center is to provide clinicians with information and tools that will help patients with medication adherence.
The wide-ranging impact of hospital closures
When an urban hospital closes, there is a major disruption to patient care. Patients need to relocate to other nearby centers, and they may not always be able to follow their physician to the next health center. But when rural hospitals close, the situation for hospitalists and other physicians is different. More than half of rural hospitals that close end up not providing any kind of supplementary health care service.
Stakeholders Still Searching for Solutions to Lower Costs of Gene Therapy
With many new gene and cell therapies in the clinical pipeline, and a growing number of patients who could benefit from treatment, many stakeholders are looking at new ways to lower the cost of treatments while ramping up production of gene and cell therapy products.
Drug shortages continue: the effect on care for patients in managed care settings
Drug shortages have been more prevalent in recent years. Now, the FDA, pharmaceutical companies, and other stakeholders are beginning to work together to open conversations about the issue’s causes and potential solutions to address them.
A novel—and cost effective—approach to end-stage renal disease
Studies have shown success with hepatitis C-positive kidney transplantation in patients with end-stage renal disease followed by treatment with direct-acting antivirals to cure the infection. Experts discuss why this approach is not only beneficial for patients, but also cost-effective for payers.
Innovating payment models for gene therapy
Gene therapy is a transformational treatment for some patients to potentially cure or prevent rare diseases. But questions still remain about how these drugs should be priced and who will pay for them.
ASH urges lawmakers to keep opioids accessible
The scope of the opioid problem is significant and worsening. But for patients with hematological diseases, opioids may be the only option for patients with these kinds of complications who have severe pain.
Other Cover Stories and Features
Orthopaedists require more education in effective and safe blood management
Orthopaedics Today Europe, SLACK Inc.
Assess symptoms, knee function to achieve successful revision TKA outcomes
Orthopedics Today, SLACK Inc.
At issue: Unification of orthopaedic surgery and trauma departments in Europe
Orthopedics Today Europe, SLACK Inc.
Diagnostic devices may increasingly aid melanoma diagnosis
Noninvasive diagnostic devices may increasingly play a part in which lesions you choose to biopsy, Darrell S. Rigel, MD, said at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Black patients present as sicker, more likely to receive liver transplant
Black patients are more likely to be put on a transplant list because of acute liver failure, be listed as status 1, and receive a liver transplant, compared with white patients, according to a recent presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology.
Annual Ob/Gyn visit a ‘powerful opportunity’ to talk heart health
Cardiology, obstetrics, and gynecology providers should use a woman’s annual visit to her Ob/Gyn to promote healthy lifestyle choices, screen for signs of cardiovascular disease and risk factors, and improve her overall cardiovascular health.
Social media use linked to 10% increase in risk of new ADHD symptoms among teens
JAMA.according to results from a prospective, longitudinal cohort study published in
Reduced Lupus Risk Linked to Moderate Alcohol Consumption in Women
Women who consume a moderate amount of alcohol daily had a reduced risk of developing systemic lupus erythematosus compared with women who did not consume alcohol at all, according to research from two groups of nurses published in Arthritis Care & Research.
Other Breaking News articles
Opioid use of varying levels tied to physical, mental illnesses
Clinical Psychiatry News, MDedge
Elagolix Relieves Short-Term Menstrual Pain, Dysmenorrhea in Endometriosis
Endocrinology Advisor, Haymarket Media
Component-resolved diagnosis technique effectively identifies vernal conjunctivitis
Healio.com, SLACK Inc.
It's Time To End The Silence
The first thing you notice when you meet Tara is her extraordinary personality. She is driven and focused, yet approachable. Her affable nature may surprise some people when they hear her story: Tara has spent most of her life battling endometriosis, a chronic, sometimes debilitating disease that currently has no cure.
Seeds of Success: Gerhart Family
Anne Marie and Lee knew they wanted a baby. But they also knew they were having trouble conceiving, and no doctor seemed to know what was wrong.
Education Is Key
Alyssa is a bubbly 27-year-old who has her medical history all but memorized. Her journey with pelvic pain began when she started having her period at 13 years old. When she brought up these issues to her doctors, many of them told her that her pain symptoms were a normal part of growing up. Because some of the women in her family also had reproductive issues, Alyssa always knew something wasn’t right.
Seeds of Success - DePaul Family
At 29, Megan couldn’t shake the idea that she should have had children by now. While her family wasn’t pressuring her to have a baby, seeing all her friends getting pregnant combined with the desire of having a child of her own with her husband, Sam, made her decide to take the first step to see a specialist.
Asking the Right Questions Makes all the Difference
Looking back, Carrie firmly believes that, if one of her doctors had asked her the right questions about her period, she would have been diagnosed with endometriosis sooner. Carrie went to five different doctors and received five different explanations for her pain, but none of them were the right diagnosis.
Other Patient Journeys
Seeds of Success - Green Family
Reproductive Associates of DE
Living With An Invisible Disease
Endometriosis & Pelvic Pain Center
Seeds of Success - Pena Family
Reproductive Associates of DE
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