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Kidney Woes Tied to Raised Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Posted 12 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 – Kidney failure and having a kidney transplant may increase the risk for certain types of cancer, a new study suggests. Poor kidney function and immune system-suppressing drugs may be behind this increased risk, according to Elizabeth Yanik, of the U.S. National Cancer Institute, and colleagues. For the study, published in the Nov. 12 online edition of the Journal of the ...

Psoriasis Drug May Help Preserve Pancreas Cells in Type 1 Diabetes

Posted 21 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 – Taking two 12-week courses of alefacept – a drug already approved to treat the skin condition psoriasis – may help people with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes preserve some function in the beta cells in the pancreas, a new study suggests. People taking the drug needed about 25 percent less insulin, and they had about half the rate of major low blood sugar episodes ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Amevive (alefacept)

Posted 10 Nov 2005 by Drugs.com

[Posted 11/10/2005] Biogen Idec and FDA notified healthcare professionals of revisions to CONTRAINDICATIONS section of the prescribing information for Amevive, indicated for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy. Amevive should not be administered to patients infected with HIV. Amevive reduces CD4+ ...

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