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On Aug 19, 2013, the FDA issued a label change for ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin). Below is a copy of the updated USPI for your review. Key label changes found within the attachments include:

1. Dosage and Administration Section 1: 16 cycle limitation has been removed from the label. New label states "Continue treatment until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity"

2. Warnings and Precautions Section 5: Growth factor support added for consistency with Dose Modification in section 2.2


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GENOMICS

Researchers pin down the genetics of going under
Medical Xpress
Falling asleep in your bed at night and being "put to sleep" under general anesthesia — as well as waking up in the morning or coming out of anesthesia — aren't quite the same thing, yet they share some important similarities. Max Kelz, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, along with colleagues, explored the distinctions between anesthetic unconsciousness and sleep by manipulating the genetic pathways known to be involved in natural sleep and studying the resulting effects on anesthetic states.
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Are you right- or left-handed? It could be genetic
The Huffington Post
Whether you're a righty or a lefty could depend on your genes, a new study suggests. European researchers identified a network of genes that seem to have a hand — no pun intended — in establishing left and right in embryos, which they say could then have an impact on handedness. "The genes are involved in the biological process through which an early embryo moves on from being a round ball of cells and becomes a growing organism with an established left and right side," study researcher William Brandler, a Ph.D. student in the MRC Functional Genomics Unit at Oxford University, said in a statement.
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BIOTECH/DIAGNOSTICS/PERSONALIZED MEDICINE


How personalized will medicine get?
NPR
Call it extremely personalized medicine. Tissue engineer Nina Tandon explains how in the future, we'll be able to grow replacement organs from our very own cells. In the future, that same technology will help develop custom designed drugs.
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Personalized medicine and patent eligibility
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Interest in personalized medicine continues to grow as scientists increasingly link gene sequences and other biomarkers to various diseases and disorders. Personalized medicine may benefit patients significantly by identifying particular individuals more likely to respond to a particular therapy. More accurate diagnoses based on analyses of gene sequences and other biomarkers should permit targeted treatments to achieve improved outcomes.
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REGENERATIVE MEDICINE


Signal gradients in 3-D guide stem cell behavior
Phys.org
Scientists know that physical and biochemical signals can guide cells to make, for example, muscle, blood vessels or bone. But the exact recipes to produce the desired tissues have proved elusive. Now, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have taken a step toward identifying that mix by developing an easy and versatile way of forming physical and biochemical gradients in three dimensions.
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Pancreatic stem cells isolated from mice
ScienceDaily
Scientists have succeeded in growing stem cells that have the ability to develop into two different types of cells that make up a healthy pancreas. The research team led by Dr. Hans Clevers of the Hubrecht Institute, The Netherlands, have isolated and grown stem cells from the pancreases of mice using a 3-D culture system previously developed by the scientists.
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EMERGING MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES


Solar technology can kill germs on medical instruments
EndoNurse
A revolutionary new solar energy technology that turns water into steam without boiling the entire container of water has become the basis for new devices to sanitize medical and dental instruments and human waste in developing countries, according to a news release from the American Chemical Society. Prototypes of the devices, which need no electricity or fuel, were the topic of one of the keynote addresses at the opening of the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.
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Apps that could help with ER wait times
By Becky Bicks
There’s a new development in the mobile world that could end up helping with that ever-present problem of the interminable emergency room wait time. Hospitals and developers across the country have started releasing emergency room wait time apps, which broadcast the average time a patient will have to wait in a specific hospital’s emergency room or in the ERs of hospitals in a specific area.
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Researchers pin down the genetics of going under
Medical Xpress
Falling asleep in your bed at night and being "put to sleep" under general anesthesia — as well as waking up in the morning or coming out of anesthesia — aren't quite the same thing, yet they share some important similarities.

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The healthcare overhaul: What you need to know
The Wall Street Journal
Whatever its larger merits or shortcomings, the federal healthcare overhaul seems likely to benefit one demographic group in particular: The 50-plus crowd.

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Male sensitivity written in the genes
The New York Times
In human development, certain genes act as master switches, ensuring that we are born with similar attributes (one head, two lungs, 10 fingers) in nearly all circumstances.

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MANAGED HEALTHCARE NEWS


Doctors are an untapped resource in understanding ACA
By Pamela Lewis Dolan
Doctors and nurses, who are among the most trusted sources of information about the Affordable Care Act in many patients' opinions, could play a valuable role in helping the public understand the law. But they are among the least used sources from which most people have actually received information. The Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll from August found there's plenty of confusion surrounding the ACA and what it might mean to patients. Many believe physicians and nurses can provide the best information about the law, but those conversations aren't taking place.
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Self-care for the caregiver
By Karen Childress
Do you follow you own good advice? Healthcare professionals are notorious for putting the well-being of others ahead of their own. If you’ve fallen into poor habits related to self-care, consider engaging in one or two of the following practices — all of which require only modest change using a 30-day trial approach — and then adding others when the time feels right.
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FDA: NEW TREATMENTS AND TECHNOLOGY


FDA announces new labeling guidelines for longer acting painkillers
Forbes
In response to increasing numbers of deaths, injuries and addiction stemming from prescription painkiller abuse, the FDA has issued new labeling guidelines for medical providers who prescribe longer acting painkillers, commonly referred to as opoids. The goal, according to the FDA, is to encourage the safer use of opoids by more responsible and educated prescribing by medical providers.
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FDA panel backs drug for early-stage breast cancer
The Associated Press via NBC News
Government cancer experts say a drug from Roche has shown effectiveness as a new option to treat breast cancer before tumor-removing surgery. The Food and Drug Administration panel voted 13-0, with one abstention, that the benefits of Perjeta as an initial treatment for breast cancer outweigh its risks.
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