Drugs, risks, spending cuts, deaths, new drugs, and so much more

As we reach the start of another year, it seems a good time for me to review the last 12 months, as seen through the eyes of 50shadesofsun.com. January The year began by focusing on hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Dr Denis Fedorenko of the HSCT centre in Moscow published a guide to the procedure. … Continue reading Drugs, risks, spending cuts, deaths, new drugs, and so much more

Zinbryta use restricted in Europe after a death and four serious liver injuries

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has restricted the use of multiple sclerosis drug Zinbryta. The agency took action after a patient died from liver injury (fulminant liver failure). The patient was in an ongoing observational study. Four cases of serious liver injury have also been reported. We are all likely to experience some side effect … Continue reading Zinbryta use restricted in Europe after a death and four serious liver injuries

Extremes: Communities can recover, lives lost cannot

Bad weather happens. We expect that, to a greater or lesser degree depending where we live in the world; sometimes where we live in a country. From time to time, extremely bad weather happens. That, too, we expect but usually it can be predicted in certain areas. Hurricanes, tornados, severe snowfalls, monsoons and so on … Continue reading Extremes: Communities can recover, lives lost cannot