Drugs & Diseases

Recent Drug Updates

  • riuximab (Rituxan) Combo therapy approved for certain non-Hodgkin lymphomas in children
  • pembrolizumab (Keytruda) FDA approves adjuvant treatment for Stage IIB or IIC melanoma in adult and pediatric patients
  • bamlanivimab and etesevimab Emergency use for COVID-19 treatment and postexposure prophylaxis expanded to children of all ages, including newborns

Slideshow Collections

  • Alcohol Abuse: Complications and Consequences People who chronically abuse alcohol are at increased risk for cirrhosis, GI bleeding, pancreatitis, cardiomyopathy, trauma, mental health disorders, and a wide variety of cancers. Learn more about the potentially devastating complications of excessive, long-term alcohol use.
  • Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes How familiar are you with the risk factors for and common causes of sudden cardiac death in male and female athletes? Read on to learn more.
  • 'Tis the Season for Gout Holiday-related overindulgence in certain foods and beverages—including shellfish, processed foods, and alcohol—can cause gout attacks. Test your knowledge of the “disease of kings.”
  • You’ve Got Worms! Common Intestinal Parasites Intestinal infection with parasites that is not recognized and treated can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Do you know the tell-tale signs of parasitic invasion?