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Long-Acting Drug Blocks Opioid Effects, Withdrawal

Findings from a clinical trial show a formulation of the drug buprenorphine given once a week blocks effects of subsequent opioid exposure and withdrawal symptoms. . . . → Read More: Long-Acting Drug Blocks Opioid Effects, Withdrawal

FDA Approves Skin Infection Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug that treats serious bacterial skin infections, including those often resistant to current antibiotics. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Skin Infection Drug

Brain-Computer Device Tested with Consciousness Patients

Tests of a device designed for people with consciousness disorders to provide basic feedback to questions show the system can elicit and capture responses from these individuals. . . . → Read More: Brain-Computer Device Tested with Consciousness Patients

Symptom Alerts Linked to Longer Cancer Survival

A clinical trial shows cancer patients using an online system to report their symptoms have somewhat longer survival times than patients not using this service. . . . → Read More: Symptom Alerts Linked to Longer Cancer Survival

Acne Drug Shown to Treat Early Multiple Sclerosis

A clinical trial in Canada shows a common and inexpensive antibiotic to treat acne can reduce the chance early-stage multiple sclerosis becomes a full-blown disease. . . . → Read More: Acne Drug Shown to Treat Early Multiple Sclerosis

Precision Medicine Trial Shows Reduced Pain, Opioid Use

A large-scale clinical trial tracking pain treatments guided by genetic testing shows large majorities of participants report less pain, with fewer individuals using opioid drugs. . . . → Read More: Precision Medicine Trial Shows Reduced Pain, Opioid Use

Trial Begins of Freeze-Dried Blood Plasma

A clinical trial is underway testing the safety and practicality of using a person’s own freeze-dried blood plasma for transfusions, substituting for frozen or liquid plasma. . . . → Read More: Trial Begins of Freeze-Dried Blood Plasma

Smartphone Test Results Speed Hospital Patient Release

Results of lab tests sent to doctors’ smartphones can speed the release of emergency room patients by nearly a half-hour, according to a newly published study. . . . → Read More: Smartphone Test Results Speed Hospital Patient Release

Trial to Test Spherical Nanotech Brain Cancer Drug

An early-stage clinical trial will soon begin testing spherically-shaped nanoscale particles to treat glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Spherical Nanotech Brain Cancer Drug

Patent Awarded for COPD Dry Powder Inhaler Formula

A formulation for dry powder inhalers to treat respiratory diseases that its developers say delivers medication to the lungs more efficiently received a U.S. patent. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for COPD Dry Powder Inhaler Formula