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Biosimilars Could Cut Spending for Biologic Therapy in the U.S.

Increased market growth of biosimilars that are similar to brand-name biologic agents has the potential to reduce spending on prescription drugs

Nomogram May Help Predict Survival in Primary Intestinal NHL

Prediction accuracy of the nomogram higher than that of Ann Arbor Stage for primary intestinal non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients

Long-Term Medication Usage After Bariatric Surgeries Compared

Patterns of medication use for obesity-related comorbidities slightly more favorable following gastric bypass versus sleeve gastrectomy

ACP Issues Two Guidelines for Acute Left-Sided Colonic Diverticulitis

Guidelines address diagnosis and management, use of diagnostic colonoscopy in complicated disease, and interventions to prevent recurrence

Guideline Issued for External Beam RT in Primary Liver Cancers

EBRT strongly recommended as potential first-line therapy for patients with HCC confined to liver who are not candidates for curative therapy

Factors ID’d for Eventual Surgery in Patients With Appendicitis

Presence of an appendicolith increases risk for undergoing appendectomy after starting antibiotic therapy for acute appendicitis

Data Support Lowering Age for CRC Screening to 45 Years

For those aged 45 to 49 years, 32 percent had any neoplasia, 7.5 percent had advanced premalignant lesions, 0.58 percent had CRC

Senate Committee Backs Califf Nomination to Head FDA

Among those who voted against Califf's nomination were Democrats who expressed concerns about his links to pharmaceutical companies

Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

Mandate was a crucial component of the White House plan to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

Incidence of Advanced Lung Cancer Continues to Decline in the U.S.

During 2014 to 2018, incidence continued to increase slowly for female breast cancer, remained stable for prostate cancer