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FDA Approves First One-Dose IV Drug for Influenza

BioCryst announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rapivab (peramivir) injection for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza in patients ≥18 years who have been symptomatic for no more than two days.

Bisphosphonates Tied to Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk

Bisphosphonates may lower the risk of endometrial cancer, new research suggests.

Many States Slow to Update Preparticipation Physical Exams

Many states have been slow to adopt preparticipation physical evaluation-fourth edition (PPE-4) recommendations, with more than half of states requiring or recommending use of outdated or unidentifiable forms.

Melanoma, Spitz Nevi May Be Dermoscopically Indistinguishable

Melanoma may be dermoscopically indistinguishable from Spitz nevi, according to a new study.

Psoriasis Patients Could Have Greater CKD, Glomerulonephritis Risk

Psoriasis may be associated with a higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) and glomerulonephritis (GN).

Older Women Restrict Driving More Than Older Men

Older women are more likely to restrict their driving activity more than older men, regardless of physical health or cognitive status.

Erwinaze Gains IV Administration Approval

Jazz announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved the intravenous (IV) administration of Erwinaze (asparaginase Erwinia chrysantheum).

New Inj Combo Antibiotic Approved for Complicated UTI, IAI

Cubist announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zerbaxa (ceftolozane/tazobactam) Injection for the treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI) and complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI) caused by susceptible Gram-negative bacteria.

Annual Eye Exam for Preschool Children Advised

All children should have an eye exam between the ages of 3-6, preferably every year, according to new vision-screening recommendations for preschool-aged children.

Tips Offered to Docs, Spouses for Maintaining Happy Marriage

Simple tips can help physicians and their spouses maintain marital happiness, according to a new article.