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Hypertension Risk Increases as Uric Acid Levels Rise

Elevated serum uric acid (SUA) levels are associated with development of hypertension and vascular and renal target organ damage, according to a new long-term study. Investigators studied 961 parents and 570 children who were initially healthy at the time of recruitment into the STANISLAS cohort, a single-center familial longitudinal cohort that began recruiting patients in…

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Contepo NDA for Complicated UTI Resubmitted

Fosfomycin is a novel, epoxide intravenous antibiotic with a broad spectrum of Gram-negative and Gram-positive activity, including activity against multi-drug resistant (MDR) strains such as extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae.

Renal Impairment Labeling Updates for Sofosbuvir-Based HCV Therapies

The FDA has approved updated labeling for Epclusa (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir), Harvoni (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) and Vosevi (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir) to include updated information regarding treatment of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) who have severe renal impairment including those with end stage renal disease who are on dialysis.

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