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World War II glamour girls barred from hospital over fears of catcalling by veterans

A California veterans hospital blocked a group of World War II-style volunteers from visiting its patients, claiming the women’s pinup flare would prompt catcalling from male veterans. Ambassadors from Pin Ups for Vets were scheduled to visit patients at the San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Oct. 25, but the appointment abruptly was canceled… Read More »

Implant Approved for Patients With Phototoxic Reactions From Rare Disorder

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Scenesse (afamelanotide), a melanocortin-1 receptor agonist, for adult patients with a history of phototoxic reactions from erythropoietic protoporphyria, the agency announced yesterday. Scenesse is a subcutaneous implant designed to increase pain-free light exposure in this rare patient population. The implant increases the… Read More »