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Trump FDA nominee Hahn treads familiar ground on drugs, devices

President Donald Trump’s nominee for FDA commissioner pledged science, data and the law will be the guiding principles for decision making when faced with questions about FDA’s oversight of drugs and medical devices during testimony before the Senate HELP Committee on Wednesday. MD Anderson radiation oncologist Stephen Hahn largely stuck to a familiar script on… Read More »

AMA calls for fully inclusive EHRs for transgender patients

The American Medical Association has adopted a policy supporting the voluntary inclusion of a transgender patient’s preferred name and clinically relevant sex-specific anatomy in electronic health records. At its interim meeting in San Diego this week, AMA’s House of Delegates called for creating EHR documentation that is fully inclusive of transgender patients. Ted Grudzinski “Failure… Read More »

Rates of pneumonia and pneumococcal disease remain high among people with HIV

The incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease and community-acquired pneumonia remains high among people living with HIV, investigators from the Netherlands report in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Rates of these serious lung infections were highest among people not taking anti-HIV drugs and with CD4 cell count below 500. Incidence was also much higher than that seen in the… Read More »