From MedPage Today:
- Should FDA Change Metformin’s Black Box Warning? Diabetes experts are building a case to lift restrictions on using metformin in patients with moderate chronic kidney disease.
- Tacrolimus for Induction in Lupus Nephritis? Tacrolimus was found to be noninferior to mycophenolate mofetil (Cellcept) for lupus nephritis induction therapy when given with corticosteroids.
- Stroke Risk Spikes After Cancer Diagnosis. A new diagnosis of cancer could signal elevated stroke risk.
- Suicide and Hastening Death Are Different. In recent weeks, all of America was captivated by the story of Brittany Maynard, the 29-year old terminally ill brain cancer patient. She died on Nov. 1 of her own free will with the aid of physician-prescribed medication.