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Expert panel advises against surgery for shoulder pain

(Reuters Health) – Surgery for shoulder pain that isn’t caused by an injury has no better results than nonsurgical options or placebo surgery, and comes with potential harms, an expert panel has concluded. The international panel of clinicians, researchers and patients focused only on what’s called rotator cuff disease, as opposed to rotator cuff injuries… Read More »

Alkermes' depression treatment fails to get FDA panel backing

(Reuters) – An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday voted against approving Alkermes Plc’s treatment for depression in patients with an inadequate response to standard antidepressant therapies. The decision comes two days after FDA staff reviewers bit.ly/2QegxPF flagged abuse potential for the opioid-based depression treatment and raised questions on its… Read More »