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Biden picks health team, including first Latino HHS secretary nominee

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced key members of his health team today — individuals he called “trusted, accomplished” and “ready from day one” to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control.For HHS secretary, Biden nominated Xavier Becerra, who is currently California’s attorney general and if confirmed, would be the first Latino to hold the position.According…

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Complete remission at 8 weeks with high-dose adrenomedullin in UC

Complete remission at 8 weeks was observed in patients with steroid-resistant ulcerative colitis who received a high dose of adrenomedullin, according to study published in The Journal of Gastroenterology.“[Despite] the limited number of patients in this double-blind randomized trial, we observed the successful complete remission at 8 weeks in patients with steroid-resistant UC receiving a…

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VIDEO: HERO study shows ‘remarkable cure rates’ in PWIDs treated for HCV

Treatment of hepatitis C virus in high-risk people via methadone clinics showed high rates of sustained virologic response, according to a presentation at The Digital Liver Meeting Experience.“There were 88% to 90% SVR rates, so that is a little bit lower than what we would typically see in a clinical trial or even a real-world…