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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 find unexpected genetic mosaic in the brain
Medical Xpress
Scientists at the University of Virginia and elsewhere have discovered that nerve cells in the brain are unexpectedly varied in their genetic makeup, a surprising finding that may help explain schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, autism and other such conditions thought to be genetically linked but not yet tied to a single gene.
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New genetic testing method can determine whether DNA comes from mom or dad
RedOrbit
In a development expected to improve the process of matching organ donors and understanding how genes contribute to diseases, researchers have devised a method that can help determine whether or not a specific genetic sequence came from an individual's mother or father. The technique, which was developed by experts from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and is described in the latest edition of the journal Nature Biotechnology, helps address a longstanding challenge when it comes to genome sequencing — discovering which traits come from which parent.
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Genetics field opens up with California ruling that 'natural phenomenon' can't be patented
VentureBeat
In June of this year, the Supreme Court ruled that human genes should not be patented, a decision that is already having enormous impact on the future of science, technology and medicine. Recently, a District Court judge in California upheld the landmark ruling, and struck down a patent held by a San Diego-based diagnostics company called Sequenom.
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BIOTECH/DIAGNOSTICS/PERSONALIZED MEDICINE


Is healthcare facing a battle of population health vs. personalized medicine?
MedCity News
Personalized medicine is fascinating. A world in which medication and treatments could be optimized based on our genetic makeup rather than the current trial and error system could reduce healthcare costs long term. Dr. Eric Topol's keynote at the Digital Health Innovation Summit emphasized that we need to move beyond the one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare.
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Omics future on personalized medicine, computer breeding and open platform
Phys.Org
As one of the most influential and fruitful annual conference in "Omics", the 8th International Conference on Genomics was successfully concluded Nov. 1 with numerous updates provided on on-going research applying today's accurate and affordable technologies to advancing human health and agricultural breeding. The three-day conference, co-organized by BGI and GigaScience Journal, also provided an excellent platform for deeply discussing the challenges and opportunities brought by the continuing explosion of big data.
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REGENERATIVE MEDICINE


UC San Diego gets $100 million gift for stem cell research
Los Angeles Times
Thanks to a $100 million donation, UC San Diego will be creating a new clinical center to study how the use of stem cells may help cure or alleviate leukemia, spinal cord injuries, Alzheimer's disease and other health problems. The gift is from T. Denny Sanford, a South Dakota businessman who made a fortune in the banking and credit card industry and has been very generous to various healthcare initiatives.
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Unlocking a secret of stem cell stability
Medical Xpress
Proper embryonic development depends on a signaling pathway that helps to preserve stem cell "immaturity." By clarifying how embryonic stem (ES) cells maintain their remarkable developmental flexibility, or "pluripotency," scientists hope to gain insight into tissue and organ formation that could inform breakthroughs in regenerative medicine.
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New report examines key scientific questions for human stem cell research
News-Medical.net
A strategic report from the European Science Foundation examines the key scientific questions for human stem cell research in the context of the rapidly emerging field of regenerative medicine. In parallel to the potential new treatments for incurable diseases resulting from stem cell research, heated ethical and legal debates have arisen across the world.
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EMERGING MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES


Computer-controlled anesthesia could be safer for patients
MIT Technology Review
By tracking brain activity through electroencephalography, or EEG, software may be able to maintain a patient in a medically induced coma more safely than a human expert can. Anesthesiologists use EEG to monitor a patient's level of sedation through sensors placed on the scalp. When a patient is deeply sedated in a medical coma — a technique sometimes used to reduce brain swelling after a traumatic injury or to treat uncontrolled seizures — a nurse or doctor must currently monitor the patient's brain activity and adjust the rate of anesthetic delivery around the clock, sometimes for days.
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Digital technologies improve remote rehabilitation, medical monitoring for patients
ScienceDaily
Three BDigital projects have developed digital platforms aimed at the healthcare and hospital market that help to improve the medical monitoring of different segments of the population, such as the elderly or patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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Combining imaging techniques for quicker, gentler biopsies for breast cancer
ScienceDaily
Taking tissue samples can often be a traumatic experience for breast cancer patients. There are also significant costs associated with the procedure when magnetic resonance imaging is used. Fraunhofer scientists working on the MARIUS project are developing a more cost-effective biopsy method that is easier on patients.
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Researchers find unexpected genetic mosaic in the brain
Medical Xpress
Scientists at the University of Virginia and elsewhere have discovered that nerve cells in the brain are unexpectedly varied in their genetic makeup, a surprising finding that may help explain schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, autism and other such conditions thought to be genetically linked but not yet tied to a single gene.

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New insights into treating Parkinson's from yeast, stem cell experiments
The Boston Globe
A team of scientists at the Cambridge-based Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research have identified a compound that can reverse some of the toxicity that occurs in brain cells created from Parkinson’s disease patients’ stem cells.

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Obesity may be caused by 'hunger gene'
Medical News Today
Some people are able to tuck into chocolate every day and not gain weight, while others struggle to keep their weight down regardless of what they eat. Exactly why this is has been unclear, but now researchers point to a genetic mutation as the cause.

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MANAGED HEALTHCARE NEWS


3.5 million Americans have now had their health insurance policies canceled thanks to Obamacare
The Associated Press via Business Insider
Now is when Americans start figuring out that President Barack Obama's healthcare law goes beyond political talk, and really does affect them and people they know. With a cranky federal website complicating access to new coverage and some consumers being notified their existing plans are going away, the potential for winners and losers is creating anxiety and confusion.
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Under healthcare act, millions eligible for free policies
The New York Times
Millions of people could qualify for federal subsidies that will pay the entire monthly cost of some healthcare plans being offered in the online marketplaces set up under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, a surprising figure that has not garnered much attention, in part because the zero-premium plans come with serious trade-offs.
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Medicare pays $23 million in dead claims
HealthLeaders Media
A federal investigation finds that although CMS has safeguards to prevent and recover Medicare payments made on behalf of deceased beneficiaries, claims have slipped through and been paid. Medicare reimbursed providers and suppliers $23 million for healthcare services to beneficiaries in 2011, despite the fact that those beneficiaries had died more than a month earlier, according to an Office of Inspector General's report issued Oct. 31.
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FDA: NEW TREATMENTS AND TECHNOLOGY


Key safety questions may linger for FDA-expedited drugs
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration whisks new drugs to market, they do get to patients faster. But they are often not tested as strictly as treatments that get standard reviews, a new study shows. The research suggests that speed may come at the expense of safety when it comes to testing new medications.
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FDA examines advertising of acne, ADHD treatments to teenagers
Bloomberg Businessweek
U.S. regulators want to know how teens perceive direct marketing aimed at them for treatments on conditions as simple as acne and as complex as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The Food and Drug Administration will show adolescents fake websites the agency will create for fictitious prescription drugs that treat acne or ADHD and examine how the teens respond compared with parents and young adults.
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