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Archive for May 2013
SAN DIEGO - The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent approval of canagliflozin might soon offer new treatment options for the more than one million VA patients with diabetes.
BLAINVILLE, QUEBEC - Diclegis (doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat pregnant women experiencing nausea and vomiting.
DUBLIN, OH - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Lymphoseek (technetium Tc 99m tilmanocept) Injection, the first new drug used for lymph node mapping to be approved in more than 30 years.
WESTON, MA - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) capsules to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).
JACKSON, MS - Despite assurances that problems have been addressed at the G.V. (“Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center here, veterans expressed their anger to VA leaders during a town hall meeting held at the facility last month.
DURHAM, NC - Race and health literacy were factors in the effectiveness of a telephone-based osteoarthritis (OA) self-management support intervention, according to a new study.1
CHICAGO - Treating large cartilage knee defects with an allograft osteoarticular transplant (OATS) does not allow most military personnel to return to full active duty status, according to research presented recently at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day.1
BOSTON - Vitamin D supplementation did not result in a significant difference in knee pain or cartilage volume loss in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis compared to a placebo group, according to a study from Tufts Medical Center in Boston.1
When Is a Patient Too Old to Benefit?
SAN FRANCISCO - A handful of new studies on the harms and benefits of mammography screening for older women give VHA physicians more information but no easy answers.
By Annette M. Boyle
PROVIDENCE, RI - Active-duty women have far higher rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than their male colleagues or civilian counterparts, and the military services are trying to help young servicemembers avoid the types of behavior that can create medical issues.
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