Liraglutide 3 mg (Saxenda, Novo Nordisk) has been recommended by an FDA Advisory Committee to be approved for use in the treatment of obesity
FDA has approved a new treatment option for opioid-induced constipation in adult patients with chronic noncancer pain. Naloxegol (Movantik, AstraZeneca) tablets C-II is the first once-daily, oral, peripherally acting µ-opioid receptor antagonist (PAMORA) to be approved for this condition.
FDA has approved a combination of the generic drugs naltrexone and bupropion (Contrave) for chronic weight management in obese adults (body mass index [BMI] >30 kg/m2). This combination agent has also been approved for use in those patients who are overweight (BMI >27 kg/m2) and have at least one weight-related comorbid condition such as diabetes, hypertension, or dyslipidemia.
About 1,000 cases of the respiratory illness caused by Enterovirus D68 have been confirmed in 10 states in the United States so far. Many of these children are being hospitalized for it.
Nursing home residents with advanced dementia often receive medications of questionable benefit with costly consequences, according to a study published online September 8 in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine.