U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Xtandi (enzalutamide) to treat men suffering from late-stage (metastatic) castration-resistant prostate cancer that has spread or recurred, even with medical or surgical therapy to minimize testosterone.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Linzess (linaclotide) for the treatment of chronic form of idiopathic constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C) with constipation. Approximately 63 million people are affected with constipation according to the national institute of health.
Statins are the drugs used to reduce the level bad cholesterol. Different drugs of this class are being prescribed in patients suffering from heart diseases. These drugs include simvasatin, atorvastatin and etc. Now the prescribing guidelines of simvastain have been updated due to the risk of myopathy (muscle disintegration and pain). It was said by Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in its drug safety update.
Doctors are now able to tell when women in late 30s undergo menopause by conducting a simple blood test. This study is based on the determination of changes in hormone in blood.
Latest research has shown that approximately more than 40% tuberculosis infections are resistant to first line therapy are also resistant from some back up drugs. This research was published in The Lancet. The treatment of TB is strongly affected due emergence of multidrug resistance.
Latest research has shown that flu can be transmitted before the appearance of symptoms. This research was conducted at Imperial College London and was published in the open access journal PLoS ONE.