May 01, 2012
Study Downplays Risk of CT Scans
A new study of young people
who underwent CT scans suggests that their risk of dying from a
condition related to their radiation exposure is far less than
dying from the original disease they faced.
Better Ways Needed to Track Drug Safety:
A management plan to gather,
assess and respond to data about all medications' risks from the
time they are approved until they are no longer on the market is
needed to improve drug safety in the United States, says an
Institute of Medicine report released Tuesday.
For Breast Cancer Care, Radiation of Whole Breast May Be
Women who receive a type of
partial-breast radiation called brachytherapy may go on to have
higher rates of breast cancer recurrence and side effects such as
breast pain and infection than women receiving whole-breast
radiation, a new study indicates.
Elelyso Approved for Gaucher Disease
Elelyso (taliglucerase alfa)
has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a
long-term enzyme replacement therapy for people with a rare genetic
disorder called type 1 Gaucher disease.