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Launch of accredited Type 1 Childhood Diabetes CME

A new EACCME-accredited CME activity Individual Patient Management in Type 1 Childhood Diabetes has launched on epgonline.org. Intended for medical professionals involved in the management of young patients with type 1 diabetes, this module consists of six sessions, each covering a different aspect of managing psychosocial issues in type 1 childhood diabetes.

Explore at your own pace and test your knowledge using the interactive learning exercises. The activity is totally free, and on completion you will be awarded 1 European CME credit (ECMEC). 

 

Anti-Infectives Knowledge Network (AIKN) CDI Updates

Recently updated with new reports and policy updates as well as key perspectives on Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), the Anti-Infectives Knowledge Network shares expertise and experience in the area of anti-infectives.

This educational resource is an initiative by Astellas Pharma EMEA. Please remember to return often to read the news, clinical insights, and essential information from the latest anti-infective congresses.

January 2015 FDX/15/0003/EU

 

Bedwetting CME

This free CME activity covers the best practice management of nocturnal enuresis through three case study-led modules, including a more severe and complex patient scenario. It is intended for Urologists, Paediatricians, Primary Care Providers and General Practitioners looking to improve their understanding and management of bedwetting.

 

Accredited Obesity CME

The EACCME accredited European Obesity Initiative eCME module – Understanding Obesity, is freely accessible to healthcare professionals. Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 2 European CME credits (ECMECs) and have a broad understanding of the epidemiology, contributory factors and management options for patients with obesity.

 

Type 2 Diabetes accredited CME

‘Role of Newer Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes in Combination with Insulin’ is EACCME accredited and awarded 1 European CME credit (ECMEC). There are 3 modules:

  • A Review of Newer Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes in Combination with Insulin; John Wilding (Chair)
  • Identifying and Managing the Psychosocial Aspects of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus; Richard Holt (Faculty)
  • Potential Role of Newer Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes in Combination with Insulin: Interactive Case Discussion; Bernard Charbonnel (Faculty)
     

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BMS has announced that the FDA has approved Opdivo (nivolumab) injection, for intravenous use, for the treatment of patients with metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with progression on or after platinum-based chemotherapy. Opdivo ...

CHMP recommends update to Brintellix (vortioxetine) label relating to cognitive function of patients with depression

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H. Lundbeck A/S announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) adopted a positive opinion for a Type-II Variation related to the update of the European summary of the product ...

Mallinckrodt acquires Ikaria Inc. and with it INOmax for hypoxic respiratory failure

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Mallinckrodt plc, a leading global specialty biopharmaceutical company, and Ikaria, Inc. a privately-held critical care company, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which a subsidiary of Mallinckrodt will acquire ...

AbbVie to acquire Pharmacyclics for $21 billio and with it Imbruvica.

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AbbVie and Pharmacyclics announced a definitive agreement under which AbbVie will acquire Pharmacyclics, and its flagship asset Imbruvica (ibrutinib), a highly effective treatment for hematologic malignancies. The acquisition accelerates ...

Interim analysis of LIGHT study of Contrave (naltrexone HCl/bupropion) in CV Risk with obese patients- Orexigen/Takeda

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The LIGHT Study which the FDA had asked Orexigen not to disclose ( but whose results were disclosed with a new patent application) enrolled approximately 8900 patients who were treated with Contrave (naltrexone HCl/bupropion) or placebo. LIGHT study ...

FDA issues warning of CV Risk with testosterone products

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The FDA cautions that prescription testosterone products are approved only for men who have low testosterone levels caused by certain medical conditions. The benefit and safety of these medications have not been established for the treatment of low ...

FDA approves expanded indication for Prevner 13 to prevent pneumonia in adults-Pfizer

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Pfizer Inc. announced that the European Commission approved an expanded indication for the use of Prevenar 13 (pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine [13-valent, adsorbed]) for the prevention of pneumonia caused by the 13 pneumococcal ...

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