Health News

Great Leaps in Leukemia Treatment
Cancer research has led to longer lives and better quality of life for millions of people. This year, the transformation of leukemia treatment has been singled out as the “Advance of the Year.”
FDA Approves Anti-Clotting Drug Savaysa
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the anti-clotting drug Savaysa (edoxaban tablets) to reduce the risk of stroke and dangerous blood clots (systemic embolism) in patients with atrial fibrillation that is not caused by a heart valve problem.
FDA Approves Pathogen Reduction System to Treat Platelets
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved the Intercept Blood System for platelets, the first pathogen reduction system to treat single donor apheresis platelets.
Amgen's Leukemia Rx is Effective & Expensive
Earlier this month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new type of treatment for a severe form of leukemia. That treatment becomes available Thursday, and the manufacturer has revealed how much it will cost.
Quality of Life May Raise Quantity of Life With Lymphoma
Feeling good about life may make it last a little longer. Lymphoma patients with high quality of life may live longer than those with lower life satisfaction.
FDA Approves First Test for Group of Human Retroviruses
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved MP Diagnostics HTLV Blot 2.4, the first FDA-licensed supplemental test for Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus-I/II (HTLV-I/II).
Rx Combo Slowed Multiple Myeloma
When it comes to treating multiple myeloma, three medications may be better than two.
Eric Berry Diagnosed With Hodgkin Lymphoma
Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. Fortunately, his medical team has an optimistic outlook.
FDA Approves Rx for Bone Marrow Disease
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new use for Jakafi (ruxolitinib) to treat patients with polycythemia vera, a chronic type of bone marrow disease. Jakafi is the first drug approved by the FDA for this condition.
Patients Have Power to Lower Post-Surgery Clot Risk
The risk for blood clots may go up after surgery, but patients can take steps to lower that risk.