FDA approves highly concentrated liquid morphine for severe pain

In good news for cancer patients at the end of life,  the Food and Drug Administration has approved a concentrated liquid morphine to relieve acute and chronic pain in patients where other opiates are no longer working. Although concentrated doses…  Read More

Colorectal Cancer News Briefs: January 20

This week we’re sending you news about SMARxT Disposal of leftover medicine and a new resource from FDA that makes finding information on their website easier. We’re experimenting with a little different format for the weekly briefs. You’ll find two…  Read More

Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: December 29

Briefly Factors related to the patient, year of surgery, and tumor itself and not surgeons or pathologists explain low lymph node counts after colon and rectal surgery.  Lack of colorectal cancer screening leads to emergency surgery and complications and death…  Read More

FDA Authorizes Emergency Use of IV Peramivir for Some H1N1 Patients

In response to a request from the Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration will allow emergency use of the investigational antiviral intravenous drug peramivir in some hospitalized patients with 2009 H1N1 influenza infection.  The Emergency Use Authorization…  Read More

Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: October 16

Briefly: The elderly are much more likely to have their colons perforated during colonoscopy, and inflammatory bowel disease patients who are part of a colonoscopy surveillance program before a diagnosis of colorectal cancer are diagnosed at an earlier stage and…  Read More