Tag Archives: PATIENTS

Asthma Patients Are Skipping Doses Due to High Cost, Finds Study

Representational Image (Photo Credits: PTI) Sydney, June 16: Out-of-pocket costs are preventing many people from taking vital asthma medication, says a new study, calling for urgent interventions to promote discussions between patients and doctors about the cost of medicines to treat asthma. The most commonly prescribed preventer treatments for asthma contain inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) which,… Read More »

FDA Approves Broadened Indication for Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) as First-Line Treatment for Blepharospasm (Involuntary Blinking) in Adult Patients

Print this page RALEIGH, N.C.  –  May 13,  2019  –  Merz Americas announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA), broadening its indication to be a first-line treatment of blepharospasm (involuntary blinking) in adult patients. “Merz is proud to offer a first-line… Read More »

ONC: Patients must balance benefits of third-party apps with risks

While the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is pushing to empower patients to access and share their electronic health information, ONC is warning about the inherent risks from third-party apps. In March, ONC issued a proposed rule requiring healthcare providers to offer patients’ access to their electronic health information through secure, standards-based… Read More »