Biogen reportedly withdrew a paper that analyzed data from the clinical trials of the Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm that the company submitted to JAMA after the medical journal requested edits before publication.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on May 13 advised that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks outdoors and can avoid wearing them indoors in most places, updated guidance the agency said will allow life to begin to return to normal. Reuters lays out some of recent scientific evidence on which the CDC and Director Rochelle Walensky based their updated guidelines, including vaccine efficacy against virus variants, increased availability and a reduction in cases.
Three members of the FDA’s Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee published their objections to Biogen’s experimental drug aducanumab for Alzheimer’s disease in a JAMA article.
A study published in JAMA suggests that treatment with vitamin C, in addition to thiamine and hydrocortisone, does not improve treatment outcomes in hospitalized patients with sepsis.
Infection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) during pregnancy does not appear to increase the risk of complications during delivery or negatively impact the health of newborns, according to a new JAMA study.
Researchers are reporting a link between doctor-targeted marketing of opioid products and the increase in U.S. deaths from overdoses.
Diabetic patients who take statins to treat high cholesterol may get an added benefit: a lower risk of damage to the retina, a new study suggests.
With increased access to insurance under the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), fewer uninsured patients have been hospitalized for serious heart conditions, a U.S. study suggests.
People who try to avoid junk food may lose similar amounts of weight on a low-carb or low-fat diet even when their genetics suggest that one of these options should be better for them.
Although the U.S. requires prescriptions for topical steroids with more than a 0.5% concentration, much stronger and potentially harmful steroid creams are not hard to find without a prescription, doctors report.