Tag Archives: safety

Meta-analysis finds no real difference in safety and effectiveness between tenofovir formulations

There are no real differences between tenofovir formulations – tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) and tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) – in terms of viral suppression and bone and renal safety, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in AIDS. The newer formulation of the drug (TAF) only showed superiority in terms of efficacy, and then to a modest… Read More »

Amgen’s Otezla faces a hit from Bristol’s would-be rival, but safety data will tell the full story

Celgene needed to sell psoriasis blockbuster Otezla to win an OK to merge with Bristol Myers Squibb, which had a potential rival in the pipeline, and Amgen stepped up with $ 13 billion. Now, that BMS candidate has topped Otezla in a head-to-head study—and Amgen’s quick success with the med could be in jeopardy. In a… Read More »

Trump administration suggests restarting electives, but reliance on telemedicine, safety measures

Dive Brief: CMS on Tuesday released guidelines for health facilities to resume nonemergency services in states ready to begin the second phase of reopening under the Trump administration’s general guidance. The document promotes continued use of telemedicine as much as possible and states facilities must maintain the necessary space, equipment and workforce in case of… Read More »