Tag Archives: Patients

Can a new generation of weight-loss drugs finally help patients win at the losing game?

In 1992, a University of Rochester pharmacologist named Michael Weintraub published a study on a drug combination that appeared to produce never-before-seen weight loss. By week 34, his subjects — 121 volunteers — lost, on average, 30 pounds. What’s more, they rated the fenfluramine-plus-phentermine regimen not only more helpful than placebo, but also not terribly “bothersome.” The tiny study… Read More »

Health care intervention: Treating high-need, high-cost patients: Study found focusing on patients’ values instead of problems offered better results – Science Daily

Patients with complex needs — serious mental and physical health problems and substance use disorders — flock to emergency rooms costing the health care system billions every year. A new study suggests a nontraditional approach to these patients can significantly improve their daily functioning and health outcomes. In crisis and with nowhere else to turn,… Read More »

J&J, Bayer’s Xarelto scores FDA nod to treat acutely ill patients during and after hospitalization

Johnson & Johnson and Bayer’s Xarelto, once king of the warfarin alternative market, is now chasing chasing Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Eliquis. But with a new approved indication in the books—its eighth—it’s not backing down. The FDA on Monday approved Xarelto to help prevent blood clots for acutely ill patients without a high risk of bleeding during… Read More »

Glioblastoma patient’s tumor no longer measurable thanks to promising clinical trial

At 30, Amanda Johnson learned that she had about 16 months to live after her on-again-off-again headaches lead to a glioblastoma diagnosis. In fact, the tumor in her brain was so large that it was threatening even the short time frame that she was given. Amanda Johnson, pictured with dad Larry, started getting headaches, which… Read More »

GoodRx co-CEO explains how its new service helps patients access medical care for just $20

Digital pharmacy GoodRx is now helping patients do more than just price shop for prescription drugs, co-founder and co-CEO Doug Hirsch told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday. It’s going directly into the world of medical services by launching GoodRx Care, which allows people to see a board-certified physician for a number of conditions, starting at… Read More »