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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

October 20, 2014

By the Editors

Join the NEJM live audio webcast on the Ebola outbreak on …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

The FDA has approved new labeling to highlight the abuse-deterrent properties of extended-release Embeda (morphine sulfate and naltrexone hydrochloride), an oral …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

An FDA advisory panel voted late last week to keep the black-box warning on the smoking cessation drug varenicline …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

New guidelines under development by the CDC for healthcare workers treating Ebola-infected patients will mandate personal protective gear that allows no skin to show, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

After safety breaches involving anthrax and influenza at federal laboratories earlier this year, the U.S. government is pausing funding for new "gain-of-function" studies …

October 18, 2014

By Kelly Young

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS

A lot has happened on the Ebola front this week. To recap:

  • Two nurses in Dallas, Texas have contracted the Ebola virus by caring for the index patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, marking the first time the virus has been transmitted on U.S. soil.

  • The …

October 17, 2014

By Kelly Young

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS

CDC Director Tom Frieden and other top health officials were grilled on Thursday by members of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee's …

By Kelly Young

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS

Twenty-seven states did not meet the Healthy People 2020 target of 95% coverage for …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS

The FDA has granted fast-track approval for two …

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