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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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Poll: People with health insurance sour on Obamacare
People with health insurance are unhappy with the rollout of Obamacare, and many of them blame the law for changes in their policies, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. The online survey of 1,367 adults found political challenges for President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats among the population they said would largely be unaffected by the new healthcare law — the 85 percent of people who already have health insurance.
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O'Malley: 9 'major' problems with online health insurance exchange have been fixed
The Washington Post
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said that his administration has met a mid-December deadline he set to fix the biggest technological problems hindering enrollment through the state's online health insurance exchange. O'Malley said that a list of nine "major fixes" that he demanded were made. Among the big problems was the website's tendency to freeze at a highly inopportune moment — just as users seeking to obtain insurance plans clicked the "enroll" button.
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Reactions mixed to announced meaningful use changes
By Pamela Lewis Dolan
A new proposed timeline for the meaningful use incentive program for electronic health record use was announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. The change came with mixed reaction from many healthcare member organizations advocating for more flexibility in the incentive program. It was also met with some initial confusion over what the revised timeline means.
6 health insurance options for college students
Each year, college students face a critical test that they probably don't hear about in any classroom: Having the right health insurance to cover the costs of ailments and emergencies that may arise while they're in school. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the health reform legislation more often known by the moniker "Obamacare," students now have at least a half-dozen healthcare choices.
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FDA commissioner notes importance of evidence in mobile health
During the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said that mobile health products acting as medical devices need to be regulated and approved based on scientific evidence and data, FierceHealthIT reports.
FDA approves magnetic device to relieve migraine pain
People who suffer from debilitating migraines may soon be able to purchase a magnetic device that can help alleviate their pain, Nature World News reported. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the Cerena Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator for people who suffer from migraines that are preceded by an aura – characterized by a tingling sensation in the extremities and flashes of light or blind spots in a person's vision.
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Speeding up gene discovery
Since the completion of the Human Genome Project, which identified nearly 20,000 protein-coding genes, scientists have been trying to decipher the roles of those genes. A new approach developed at MIT, the Broad Institute, and the Whitehead Institute should speed up the process by allowing researchers to study the entire genome at once.
Helping cancer researchers make sense of deluge of genetic data
A newly improved Internet research tool is helping cancer researchers and physicians make sense out of a deluge of genetic data from nearly 100,000 patients and more than 50,000 mice. The tool, called the Gene Expression Barcode 3.0, is proving to be a vital resource in the new era of personalized medicine, in which cancer treatments are tailored to the genetic makeup of an individual patient's tumor.
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The common flu vaccine is an annual vaccine to cover the flu season
As the season picks up, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging people to get flu shots before it is too late, reports KETK News. Last season was the worst in flu season history, hospitalizing more than 3,000 people and killing 169 children. The flu vaccination has the potential to protect millions, but only 40 percent of eligible individuals actually get their flu shot.
Pediatricians oppose raw milk consumption
Pregnant women, children and infants should consume only pasteurized milk and milk products, and the sale of raw milk should be banned in the United States, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
New research: Teen pot use could hurt brain and memory
Teenage pot smokers could be damaging brain structures critical to memory and reasoning, according to new research that found changes in the brains of heavy users. Research released in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin showed the brains of young heavy marijuana users were altered in so-called sub-cortical regions — primitive structures that are part of the memory and reasoning circuits.
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These 3 companies are paving the way to breast cancer treatment
Over the past decade, there has been a rapid rise in medical innovation. A multitude of companies have spent billions of dollars to develop and commercialize products that can ease the suffering of millions. And while great improvements have been seen, there is still much more that can be done. Breast cancer is currently the second most common cancer among American women with expectations that more than 232,000 women will be diagnosed with the illness in 2013.
Magnetic nanoparticles to cure cancer
Medical News Today
Scientists from Nanoprobes, Inc. claim that magnetic nanoparticles can cure cancer in just one treatment. Their findings are published in The International Journal of Nanomedicine. The team, led by Dr. James F. Hainfeld, claims that an injection containing the nanoparticles followed by three minutes in a magnetic field "completely cured" test animals of cancer.
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Parent behaviors linked to kids' anxiety, depression
Young people whose parents tend to fight with each other or are over involved in their kids' lives are at increased risk of depression and anxiety, according to a new comprehensive review of past studies. Kids tend to first experience depression or anxiety between ages 12 and 18, the authors write. They reviewed 181 papers published on potential links between how parents behave and which young people experience either disorder.
Husband dons pink tutu to amuse wife fighting cancer
Counsel & Heal
Bob Carey is a photographer who takes pictures around the world, but wearing nothing but a pink tutu. The reason for such an attire is to bring a smile on the face of her wife who is battling breast cancer. Linda, Bob's wife of 27 years once stated that she would laugh seeing the photos and would make her feel positive. Ever since then Bob, now better known as Ballerina Bob decided to use his talent for bringing the smile on her wife's face.
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