News tagged with drug therapies

Added benefit of dapagliflozin is not proven

Dapagliflozin (trade name: Forxiga) has been approved in Germany since November 2012 for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. In an early benefit assessment pursuant to the Act on the Reform of the Market for Medicinal ...

Jun 06, 2013
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For some men, it's 'T' time—test or no test

Prescriptions for testosterone therapy have increased significantly during the last 10 years, according to a study in the current issue of JAMA Internal Medicine conducted by researchers at the University of Texas Medica ...

Jun 03, 2013
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Pretesting cervical tumors could inform treatment

(Medical Xpress)—Doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that testing cervical tumors before treatment for vulnerability to chemotherapy predicts whether patients will ...

May 31, 2013
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Quitting smoking: Licensed medications are effective

Nicotine replacement therapy and other licensed drugs can help people quit smoking, according to a new systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. The study, which is an overview of previous Cochrane reviews, suppor ...

May 30, 2013
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Psychotherapy's benefits for depression

Treatments for depression that don't involve antidepressant drugs but rather focus on different forms of talking therapy (referred to as psychotherapeutic interventions) are all beneficial, with no one form of therapy being ...

May 28, 2013
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