Tag Archives: Medicine

U.S. regulators approve most expensive medicine ever: $2.1 million to treat fatal disease in babies – CBS News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a $ 2.1 million medication to treat a fatal disease in children — the most expensive treatment ever. The medicine, Zolgensma, by drugmaker Novartis, targets a condition called spinal muscular atrophy that weakens a child’s muscles so quickly they’re unable to move or breathe.  The disorder affects 400… Read More »

Texas Legislature Gives Green Light To University Of Houston College Of Medicine – Houston Public Media

The Health 2 serves as the temporary home to UH’s College of Medicine. The process to create the University of Houston’s College of Medicine has cleared a significant hurdle in the Texas Legislature this week with the State Senate passing a bill to recognize the college and sending the legislation to Governor Greg Abbott’s desk.… Read More »

Medicine is Not Like Math

By HANS DUVEFELT MD  We do a lot of things in our head in this business. Once a patient reports a symptom, we mentally run down lists of related followup questions, possible diagnoses, similar cases we have seen. All this happens faster than we could ever describe in words (let alone type). And, just like… Read More »