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Statins could protect older patients from severe pneumonia, study finds

Statins could be used to treat older patients admitted to hospital with a severe type of pneumonia, researchers at the University of Birmingham have found. A clinical trial, led by the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, set out to determine if giving a high dose of a statin called simvastatin over a short… Read More »

The problem of overdiagnosis: What can patients do?

An interesting article in the journal Pediatrics is both intriguing and sobering. It is intriguing because it lays bare something we don’t talk much about or teach our students about; it is sobering because it describes the potential harm that can come from it, harm I have personally witnessed. The issue is overdiagnosis, and it’s related to our relentless… Read More »

J&J’s Darzalex pads blockbuster sales with another myeloma nod in new patients

Johnson & Johnson multiple myeloma drug Darzalex hasn’t stopped rolling since hitting the market. After picking up its first nod in previously untreated patients last May, the drug added a second indication in new patients on Thursday—and its sixth overall. The FDA cleared the product in combination with Celgene’s Revlimid and dexamethasone for patients who… Read More »