Updated Administration Information for Linzess

The FDA has approved a sNDA for Linzess (linaclotide; Actavis and Ironwood) to allow the capsule contents to be sprinkled in applesauce or water for adults with swallowing difficulties. Also, the FDA has approved additional instructions for patients with nasogastric or gastric feeding tubes.

Melatonin May Improve Sleep in Children With Atopic Dermatitis

Children taking melatonin fell asleep about 21 minutes sooner than those taking placebo

Access to New HCV Txs Being Denied to Almost Half of Medicaid Patients, Here's Why

Most common reason for denial was "insufficient information to assess medical need"

For Seniors, Does Moderate Drinking Have a Protective Effect on Mortality?

Significant correlation for seniors does not persist after adjustment for health status, physical activity

Why Low-Carb Diets May Not Be Best for Women with Past GDM

Increased risk of T2DM for overall low-carbohydrate diet scores and animal LCD scores

Topical Retinol Induces Skin Changes Similar to Retinoic Acid

Retinoic acid, retinol treatments both increase epidermal thickness, up gene, protein expression

Best Treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Reported in New Study

Benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy, graded exercise can last more than two years

FDA Approves First Seasonal Flu Vaccine with Adjuvant

The FDA has approved Fluad (influenza vaccine, adjuvanted; Seqirus) for the prevention of seasonal influenza in patients 65 years and older.

Review Questions Benefits of Common ADHD Med

Findings from a new Cochrane Review caution clinicians to weigh the benefits and risks more carefully when prescribing methylphenidate.

Study Explores the Role of Aspirin in Cancer Prevention

Researchers may have identified a new mechanism for aspirin in cancer prevention, according to findings from a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention.