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AstraZeneca, FibroGen hit another roxadustat setback as FDA panel calls for more safety data

AstraZeneca and its roxadustat partner FibroGen headed into a high-stakes FDA expert meeting this week after receiving tough safety questions about the med from agency staffers. The daylong event Thursday featured bruising feedback, and their application now faces even more uncertainty. In a 13 to 1 vote, FDA committee panelists said that the drug should not be approved… Read More »

When time is more accurate in space

Are you a time pedant? When I was a kid, I used to ring 1194 and set my watch and every clock in the house to the telephone talking time. It didn’t mean I was early to everything – I just knew precisely how late I was! So how important is knowing the exact time?… Read More »

Parents of children with complex medical conditions more likely to have mental health issues

Parents of children with the most complex medical conditions are more likely to report poor or fair mental health and struggle to find community help, according to a study completed by researchers at University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and Golisano Children’s Hospital. The study was published in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy… Read More »

“Tell Me More”

By HANS DUVEFELT Words can be misleading. Medical terms work really well when shared between clinicians. But we can’t assume our patients speak the same language we do. If we “run with” whatever key words we pick up from our patient’s chief complaint, we can easily get lost chasing the wrong target. Where I work,… Read More »