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In this issue:

Vancomycin plus Piperacillin-Tazo may trigger acute kidney injury
Doctors reach tentative agreement with B.C. government
New drug shows significant results in rare skin cancer treatment
Doctors: OHIP fee cuts will hurt patients
Antibiotic for superbug in the works
Ontarians health care information put at risk by government
Experimental diabetes drugs offer patients hope
Doctor: Ontario MDs more concerned about income than health reforms
Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea spreading
Computer model successfully predicts drug side effects


Vancomycin plus Piperacillin-Tazo may trigger acute kidney injury
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As many as 50 per cent of patients treated with the combination of vancomycin and piperacillin-tazobactam) experience acute kidney injury, according to two studies. Piperacillin-tazobactam on its own also posed a safety risk, with the drug appearing to be more nephrotoxic than vancomycin. More



Doctors reach tentative agreement with B.C. government
The Castlegar Source    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A tentative agreement has been reached between the British Columbia Medical Association (BCMA) and the B.C. government on a renewed Physician Master Agreement covering approximately 10,000 specialists and family physicians in the province. More

New drug shows significant results in rare skin cancer treatment
Red Orbit    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Doctors charged with treating patients with a rare form of one of the most common types of cancer in the US may have a new weapon for their fight after a clinical study has shown a particular drug has proven very effective in both the treatment and prevention of the disease. The new drug, vismodegib (or Erivedge), has been found to dramatically shrink basal cell carcinoma (BCC) skin cancers and prevent the formation of new ones in patients with basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS), or Gorlin Syndrome — a rare genetic condition that causes anywhere from dozens to thousands of skin cancers to from on a patient's body. More

Doctors: OHIP fee cuts will hurt patients
YorkRegion.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ontario's proposed cuts to OHIP fees will impact patient care, local doctors warn. One by one, doctors told the crowd it will mean a step backward for health care and the progress in wait times, preventative care and early diagnostics will unravel if the cuts are implemented. More

Antibiotic for superbug in the works
Edmonton Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Local researchers are fighting back against a super bug linked to the death of a Royal Alexandra Hospital patient. University of Alberta microbiologist Mario Feldman is leading a study that aims to develop an antibiotic to take out the deadly bacteria Acinetobacter baumannii. An outbreak at the Royal Alex three weeks ago that affected five patients and led to the death of one elderly man in May is believed to have originated in a female patient who recently returned from India. More

Ontarians health care information put at risk by government
NUPGE    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ontario's health ministry has awarded an administrative services contract for the Ontario Drug Benefit Program (ODBP) to a U.S. based company, MAXIMUS INC. Using a private U.S. based contractor potentially exposes the health care information of millions of Ontarians to provisions of the U.S. Patriot Act. More

Experimental diabetes drugs offer patients hope
CTV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Some experimental diabetes treatments in late testing offer patients hope of better controlling their blood sugar and weight and preventing dangerously low blood sugar, all big challenges for millions of diabetics. Results from studies of several new diabetes medicines and insulin products, just announced at the premiere U.S. conference for diabetes specialists, likewise hold the promise of billions in annual revenue for drugmakers that have dominated the diabetes market and for others breaking into it. More

Doctor: Ontario MDs more concerned about income than health reforms
The Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Efforts to reform Ontario's health system are being stymied by doctors more concerned about their paycheques, a health-care conference has been told. The province wants to make primary care a priority in negotiations with the OMA. Talks fell apart in late April but both sides are optimistic they will restart soon. More

Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea spreading
Nebraska.tv    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Gonorrhea, the second most common sexually transmitted disease, is rapidly growing resistant to the last class of antibiotics that can effectively treat the infection, the World Health Organization has warned. A number of countries, including Australia, France, Japan, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom, are reporting cases of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea. The infection can lead to a series of serious health problems for both men and women, including infertility, increased risk of HIV infection, and potentially blinding eye infections in newborns. More

Computer model successfully predicts drug side effects
Medical Xpress    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The team, co-led by researchers in the UCSF School of Pharmacy, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) and SeaChange Pharmaceuticals, Inc. — a UCSF spinoff company launched by two of the paper's authors — set out to test how well a computer model could help researchers eliminate risky drug prospects by identifying which ones were most likely to have adverse side effects. More


 


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