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Los Angeles Times

Immunotherapy drug opens a new era of precision medicine for cancer
Los Angeles Times
With little fanfare, the Food and Drug Administration did something this week that it's never done before: The agency approved a single prescription drug, pembrolizumab (marketed by Merck as Keytruda) for treatment of solid tumors in any organ so long ...

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U.S. News & World Report

Colonel Fighting Extradition Will Get New Medicine in Jail
U.S. News & World Report
To explain why Montano's blood sugar wasn't tested for several days, prosecutors wrote that Montano's oral diabetes medicine doesn't require daily measurements. They also said Montano wasn't correctly using a device to collect waste after bladder ...

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Aleteia EN

Maybe laughter really is the best medicine!
Aleteia EN
The case of Norman Cousins has always fascinated me. Long editor of the (alas) defunct Saturday Review, Cousins was told he had but a few months to live from an especially virulent variety of arthritis. He promptly scrapped his gloomy doctor, found ...




Washington Examiner

DEA chief: 'Marijuana is not medicine'
Washington Examiner
Drug Enforcement Administration acting Chief Chuck Rosenberg reiterated an Obama-era stance Thursday that "marijuana is not medicine." "If it turns out that there is something in smoked marijuana that helps people, that's awesome," he said, speaking at ...

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Baltimore Sun

Emerging Hopkins center harmonizing music and medicine
Baltimore Sun
Pantelyat, 34, a Johns Hopkins University neurologist (and, not so incidentally, an accomplished violinist) is a co-founder and co-director of the Center for Music & Medicine, an emerging collaboration between the Johns Hopkins medical community and ...




EurekAlert (press release)

Penn Medicine's Irene Hurford receives Exemplary Psychiatrist ...
EurekAlert (press release)
Irene Hurford, MD, an assistant professor in the department of Psychiatry, has received a 2017 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on ...

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Leafly

DEA Chief Repeats Claim That 'Marijuana Is Not Medicine'
Leafly
Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), speaks during a hearing of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Tuesday, April 4 ...
Head of the DEA Says 'Marijuana is Not Medicine'Out Magazine
DEA Chief Still Doesn't Believe Marijuana Is MedicineMERRY JANE
DEA Administrator Says 'Marijuana Is Not Medicine'Oregon Cannabis Connection

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Forbes

New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Cannabis Epilepsy Study
Forbes
GW Pharmaceuticals announced that The New England Journal of Medicine has published results from a Phase 3 study of Epidiolex in children with Dravet syndrome that demonstrated a significant reduction in monthly seizure activity. At this time the U.S. ...
Trial of Cannabidiol for Drug-Resistant Seizures in the Dravet Syndrome — NEJM - New England Journal of MedicineNew England Journal of Medicine
Dravet syndrome | Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) – an NCATS ProgramGenetic and Rare Diseases Information Center - NIH
Dravet Syndrome | Epilepsy FoundationEpilepsy Foundation

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Vox

The lap band for weight loss is a tale of medicine gone wrong
Vox
“That's one of the reasons you need long-term outcome data [in medicine],” Mitchell said. In the best study we have on just how problematic lap band surgeries can be, published in JAMA in May, researchers from the University of Michigan looked at 16 ...



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