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Saturday, 21 May 2022

Tirzepatide’s Retail Price Set at About $12,666 Per Year

Tirzepatide (Mounjaro) — the new twincretin approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes — was priced by Lilly, the company that will market the drug, at a list price of $974.33 for four weekly doses regardless of dose size,…

Allergen-Specific Immunotherapy During Pregnancy Appears Safe for Babies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Maintaining allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) during pregnancy shows no evidence of raising the risk of congenital malformations or other adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to a nationwide study from Sweden. Although a few earlier studies evaluating AIT in pregnant women have come to similar conclusions, they were…

AMA, Brigham and Women's, Joint Commission target equity, quality & safety

The American Medical Association this week, along with Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Joint Commission, announced the launch of a new learning network to help U.S. health systems approach their quality improvement and patient safety practices with health equity top of mind. WHY IT MATTERS The goal of…

Covid warning as TWO new strains of Omicron now classified of concern

Covid: Ros Atkins discusses China’s approach to dealing with virus We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info…

Facebook posts may reveal individuals at risk for excessive drinking

Alcoholism can be a difficult condition to diagnose, especially in cases where individuals’ drinking habits are not noticed and physical symptoms have not yet manifested. In a new study, published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, co-author H. Andrew Schwartz, Ph.D., of the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook…

Genomic Risk Score Predicts Intracerebral Hemorrhage Risk

The study covered in this summary was published in medRxiv.org as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaway When added to clinical risk factors, a validated genomic risk score can predict the lifetime risk of intracerebral hemorrhage in individuals of European ancestry. Why This Matters Prediction…