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Gut Microbiome Controls Blood Glucose Levels Through the Liver

Gut microbes influence blood glucose levels by acting directly on the liver, not by regulating the energy expenditure of specialized fat tissues, which use glucose as fuel to create heat, according to a study in mice by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators. The findings, published Feb. 20 in Cell Metabolism, suggest modifying gut microbes may… Read More »

FDA Approves Reblozyl (luspatercept-aamt) for the Treatment of Anemia in Adults With Beta Thalassemia Who Require Regular Red Blood Cell Transfusions

FDA Approves Reblozyl (luspatercept-aamt) for the Treatment of Anemia in Adults With Beta Thalassemia Who Require Regular Red Blood Cell Transfusions Print this page SUMMIT, N.J. & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) and Acceleron Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: XLRN) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Reblozyl (luspatercept-aamt) for the… Read More »

Zantac and some OTC meds found to contain suspected carcinogen first discovered in blood pressure drugs

The saga of potentially dangerous impurities in the U.S. drug supply continues. A suspected cancer-causing impurity that has been found in some blood pressure medicines has now shown up in Sanofi’s Zantac and some over-the-counter heartburn drugs.  At this point, the FDA says that while N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) has been discovered in these ranitidine medicines like… Read More »