Virginia firm says it has license to study medical marijuana
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A research firm in Virginia says it has gotten a federal license to import high-quality extracts of marijuana for medical research.
The Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday that Sanyal Biotechnology will soon embark on a series of critical studies into treatment of various diseases and disorders.
FDA’s ‘flawed’ device pathway persists with industry backing
WASHINGTON (AP) — Roughly 3,000 medical devices enter the U.S. market every year through a system that generally requires little or no patient testing to verify safety and effectiveness.
Unlike new pharmaceuticals, most medical devices reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration are cleared based on similarities to already-approved devices, not specific clinical trial testing.
Arkansas institute part of successful peanut allergy study
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A large-scale clinical trial at an Arkansas research institute and other nationwide institutions to find a treatment for peanut allergies has been a success.
Canadian marijuana imports OK’d by US for California study
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies.
Nebraska clinical trial shows cannabidiol benefits
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Most epilepsy patients taking cannabis-derived oil in a clinical trial at the University of Nebraska Medical Center continue to see improvement in their seizures.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A consumer rights group has filed a complaint alleging a Minneapolis health care provider ignored ethical practices and federal safeguards when it researched the effect of the powerful sedative ketamine on more than 100 participants without their prior consent.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Noah Colbert is kind of an expert on clinical trials. He's participated in many over the 12 years of his life. He admits he likes the gift cards he gets in return — he used a recent payment to buy a laptop so he could play Fortnite during his daily lung therapy — but he also likes the idea of doing what he can to help other kids with cystic fibrosis.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Easton Walker is a 17-month-old charmer. With a flop of red hair and pale blue eyes, the toddler smiles at just about everyone he meets.
But behind the playful smile is a debilitating disease. A feeding tube, as well as a port catheter (or port for short), for weekly infusions, are hidden underneath Easton's sky blue T-shirt.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis hospital system says it will halt clinical trials that seek consent from patients after treatment.
Hennepin Healthcare announced the move Tuesday, a day after it suspended a study on the use of the sedative ketamine on agitated people treated by paramedics.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hennepin Healthcare is suspending a clinical trial of the sedative ketamine in emergency situations following criticism that its hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center, enrolled patients in the study without their knowledge.
HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii Cancer Center is the leader in a groundbreaking national study that found that early-stage breast cancer patients with the most common form of the disease do not benefit from chemotherapy.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A nonprofit that builds prosthetic arms made by 3-D printing for children at the University of Central Florida is collaborating with an Oregon medical school to conduct clinical trials on the arms.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new Nebraska law will give terminally ill patients the opportunity to attempt treatments that have not yet received approval from the federal Food and Drug Administration, but some doubt the change will make much difference.
Six regional health systems have announced the founding of a nonprofit clinical research consortium — Partners in Innovation, Education and Research (PIER Consortium) — a streamlined clinical trial system that will span New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Plymouth-based medical device maker Urotronic is ramping up clinical research on its Optilume drug-coated balloon to treat men who have narrowed urethras, accelerating the data-gathering process for its novel device.
University of Minnesota researchers ‘getting closer’ to trials of vaccine for opioid addiction
Researchers at the University of Minnesota are getting closer to clinical trials of a vaccine for opioid addiction.
Cancer patients in isolated corners of Minnesota will gain easier access to experimental medications, treatment protocols and prevention programs through a new state-funded cancer consortium launched Monday.
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When she was a young physician, Dr. Martha Gulati noticed that many of her mentors were prescribing vitamin E and folic acid to patients. Preliminary studies in the early 1990s had linked both supplements to a lower risk of heart disease.
Continuing its drive toward value-based health care, Medtronic PLC has named a Boston interventional cardiologist and clinical trial researcher to become its new vice president of global clinical research and analytics.
If the data supporting a new medical treatment look too good to be true, they just might be.
LINCOLN--Lawmakers this week debated bills dealing with health care decisions, funding for military dependents and juveniles in court.
A UW-Madison lab next month will start making an experimental Ebola virus vaccine for use in a clinical trial to start in Japan in December.
Cancer patient takes part in clinical trials, hopes to help
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Phyllis Peterson has spent her life helping others.
The 83-year-old had a career as a certified nursing assistant. She raised four children. And when she learned her ovarian cancer had returned, she opted for a clinical trial rather than another round of chemotherapy.
"My mother wants to help other people," said Peterson's daughter, Wanda Walker. "If it can help younger women to not be poisoned with heavy chemo, then that's what she wants her legacy to be."
Nebraska Medicine offers new treatment for lymphoma, leukemia patients with no other option
When Amy Cheese came to the Nebraska Medical Center in October 2016, she had a tumor the size of a grapefruit in her chest, next to her heart and lungs.
She’d already been through three rounds of chemotherapy over the course of a year, but her non-Hodgkin lymphoma had rebounded.
Boston Scientific, Medtronic tout trial data supporting use of neuromodulation devices
Medtronic and Boston Scientific announced study results Friday that they said reflected positively on devices they are selling in the fast-growing field of neuromodulation.
Veterinarians seek permission to research pot meds for pets
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Dr. Byron Maas surveys a supply of marijuana products for dogs that lines a shelf in his veterinary clinic. They're selling well.
"The 'Up and Moving' is for joints and for pain," he explains. "The 'Calm and Quiet' is for real anxious dogs, to take away that anxiety."
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A vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus — which can cause serious birth defects to babies born to infected women — is safe and effective, according to some clinical trials.
Apple Inc. has a long reputation for disrupting the markets with new innovations, and the Silicon Valley tech giant is now skirting the edges of one very traditional field: cardiology.
Medical school seeks subjects for Alzheimer’s study
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center is seeking subjects for an Alzheimer's disease study.
The study will be headed by Dr. Daniel Murman, a professor in the medical school's Department of Neurological Sciences.
Springfield medical school finds violation in herpes trial
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has determined a scientist at the school violated internal and government rules in genital herpes vaccine research.
MUSC researchers want to know if brain stimulation can treat chronic pain without medication
Almost every day for two weeks, Kyle Skidmore put on a swim cap and allowed a technician to use a magnetic coil to stimulate parts of his brain.
Grant supports New Mexico research on brain injury therapy
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico and the New Mexico VA Health Care System will use a $3.1 million federal grant to study a new approach to use electrical stimulation as therapy for mild traumatic brain injuries.
The university's announcement Thursday of the Defense Department's grant says clinical trials with veterans and military service members will begin this winter.
GlaxoSmithKline's promising new blood cancer drug has received another big boost, this time being granted "breakthrough" status by the Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA and GSK announced the designation Thursday.
Star-studded ‘Philly Fights Cancer’ event helps Abramson Cancer Center
Philly Fights Cancer Round 3 fundraising event raised more than $2 million dollars to benefit the Abramson Cancer Center at Penn Medicine.
Kansas hospital approves new cancer treatment
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas Cancer Center will be one of 16 sites nationwide approved to offer a new immunotherapy that made national headlines last week as the second commercially available treatment that uses genetic engineering to target and kill cancer cells.
UNM boss says John McCain could get new cancer treatment
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The CEO of the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center says Sen. John McCain could have his brain cancer treated through clinical trials there if the Arizona Republican's treatment isn't effective.
The Albuquerque Journal reports CEO Dr. Cheryl Willman told an Albuquerque business group Wednesday about the possibility of McCain receiving treatments at the facility.
Clinical research company opens Kentucky headquarters
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials have welcomed a clinical research company that moved its headquarters to northern Kentucky in a $36.4 million project, creating up to 500 jobs.
CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services relocated its headquarters from Blue Ash, Ohio, to Covington, Kentucky.
Medtronic launches trial for mitral valve aimed at market worth billions
Medtronic’s experimental new mitral valve has been implanted in the first of 1,200 patients in a clinical trial to test the device on people who could benefit from heart surgery for a condition called mitral regurgitation.
EDINBURG — Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is recruiting people to participate in a Zika clinical trial, according to a DHR news release.
As part of the study, participants will either receive an experimental vaccine against Zika or a placebo.
Historically, HER2-positive breast cancer has been most commonly treated with anti-HER2 agents in combination with aggressive chemotherapy.
Historically, HER2-positive breast cancer has been most commonly treated with anti-HER2 agents in combination with aggressive chemotherapy.
Though the number of babies born with opioid withdrawl syndrome rose by nearly 400 percent in recent years, health care providers in the country lack standard treatments for the condition. To help remedy that, the National Institutes of Health are funding a new study to evaluate treatment options for newborns with the syndrome, which is caused by exposure to opioids during pregnancy.
Groundbreaking poll about sickle cell disease in black community released
A new poll about sickle cell disease (SCD), presented by the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and Pfizer, revealed that while the majority of respondents were familiar with the illness, less than 40 percent realized that it disproportionately affects people of African descent.
Just as cannabis is gaining traction as a legitimate treatment option for military veterans, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the "breakthrough therapy" designation to MDMA - the main chemical in the club drug Ecstasy - for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
Madison Vaccines expands clinical trial for prostate cancer treatment
A Madison drug development company says it is expanding a study of one of its prostate cancer drug prospects as a result of upbeat early results.
Omaha physician takes part in clinical study for new product following ear surgery
OMAHA - A good number of children with frequent ear infections require ear tubes to help with drainage. Dr. Ann Edmunds at the Omaha Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic says that drainage is often times a concern for parents and caregivers following surgery.
The world could be closer to a vaccine against HIV, according to research released Monday by the National Institutes of Health.
University of New Haven professor studying whether stevia can kill Lyme disease bacteria
Could a common sweetener that’s already in the kitchen cupboards in many American homes — stevia — prove to be an effective treatment for a disease as nasty and persistent as Lyme disease?