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Drugs and Devices

On April 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Crysvita (burosumab), the first drug approved to treat adults and children ages 1 year and older with x-linked hypophosphatemia, a rare, inherited form of rickets.

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A study in the American Journal of Critical Care finds that compared to an earlier survey, almost twice as many clinicians report that their hospitals have experience adverse events related to alarms in the past 2 years, although there has been a significant increase in alarm improvement initiatives over the . . .

On April 11, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared IDx-DR, the first medical device to use artificial intelligence (AI) to detect greater-than-mild level of diabetic retinopathy. IDx-DR is a software program that uses an AI algorithm to analyze images of the eye taken . . .

On March 29, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Blincyto (blinatumomab) to treat adults and children with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who are in remission but still have minimal residual disease.

Read more via FDA.gov . . .

If you’re looking for ways to better contain bacteria with unusual antibiotic resistance, take a look at suggestions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and find out if your state is following them.

Know what state and local lab support is available and what isolates (pure . . .

On Feb. 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement that included: “There is no evidence to indicate that kratom is safe or effective for any medical use.” The statement further noted that kratom, which has opioid properties shouldn’t be used as an alternative to . . .

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