Suffering Shouldn ’ t Be a Normal Part of Womanhood
One of the most important lessons medical schools teach is one my mom mastered as a teenager left to fill her own mother’s shoes: how to figure out who is really sick and needs immediate attention and who can wait (or what we in the medical field call “triage”). Nothing I learned in med school or since has contradicted what I learned at Bertha’s knee. At the time, the practice of medicine was rudimentary—and that’s putting it nicely. So, the diagnoses typically made at home were probably not that different from those of a bona fide doctor. The more serious common ailments were things ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 9, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr. Sharon Malone Tags: Uncategorized health Source Type: news

Crude Sickle Cell Birth Prevalence 28.54 per 10,000 in Non-Hispanic Blacks
MONDAY, April 1, 2024 -- The crude sickle cell disease (SCD) birth prevalence is 28.54 per 10,000 non-Hispanic Black newborns, according to research published in the March 28 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 1, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer puts 91,000 square feet on sublease market following job cuts
Pfizer bought the South San Francisco company, which developed an approved sickle cell disease treatment, in fall 2022 for $5.4 billion. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 28, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Birth Prevalence of Sickle Cell Disease and County-Level Social Vulnerability - Sickle Cell Data Collection Program, 11 States, 2016-2020
This report describes the prevalence of sickle cell disease among newborns born to mothers in counties with high social vulnerability. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 28, 2024 Category: American Health Tags: Health Equity MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Social Determinants of Health Source Type: news

Many Children With Sickle Cell Anemia Do Not Meet Quality Indicators
MONDAY, March 18, 2024 -- A number of children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) have low rates of receipt of recommended antibiotic prophylaxis and annual transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound, according to a study published online March 6 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 18, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Annual Indirect Economic Burden of Sickle Cell Disease Over $2 Million
WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2024 -- Adults with sickle cell disease (SCD) are more likely to report employment loss, and caregivers of children with SCD report more missed days of work, according to a study published online Feb. 29 in Blood... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 13, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sickle Cell Pain Hospitalizations Rose After CDC's Opioid Recs
(MedPage Today) -- A downward trend in opioid prescribing practices for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) followed the CDC's 2016 opioid guidelines for chronic pain, an analysis of claims data showed, but so did a steady increase in pain... (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - March 11, 2024 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

IVF gave hope to patients trying to build their families. The turmoil in Alabama put that in doubt
Women over 35 and those facing serious diseases like cancer, lupus and sickle cell are among the most likely to turn to IVF to build the families they desperately want (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 5, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New sickle cell gene therapies are a breakthrough, but solving how to pay their high prices is a struggle
The approval of two gene therapies to treat sickle cell disease has given hope to patients who suffer from the debilitating disease, which overwhelmingly affects Black people and people of color. Health officials now face a challenge in finding a way to provide equitable access to the costly…#michaelgoodwin #bluebirdbio #lyfgenia #juliekanter #adultsickleclinic #medicaid #katemcevoy #vertex #fda #merck (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Progress, Not Cure, for Sickle Cell Disease, Says Ethicist Progress, Not Cure, for Sickle Cell Disease, Says Ethicist
Art Caplan discusses progress made for treating sickle cell disease and the importance of not labeling it as a cure.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Crispr Reports Its First Profit In 10 Quarters; Shares Zoom Higher
reported its first profit in 10 quarters on Wednesday, and CRSP stock surged out of a buy zone. This is the company's first earnings report following the historic approval of Casgevy, its gene-edited treatment for sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia. Crispr hasn't yet notched any sales of…#crsp #marketsmithcom #allisongatlin #ibdagatlin #medtronicstockyoyoes #trackandbuy #avoidbiglosses (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK's MHRA Revokes Authorisation for Novartis' Sickle Cell Drug UK's MHRA Revokes Authorisation for Novartis' Sickle Cell Drug
Britain ' s health regulator said on Wednesday it had revoked a conditional marketing authorisation for Novartis ' sickle cell disease drug, Adakveo.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Source Type: news

For Kids With Sickle Cell Disease Prescribed Opioids, No Patterns of Misuse Emerged
(MedPage Today) -- No patterns of long-term or increasing use of opioids were identified within 3 years among opioid-naive children with sickle cell disease (SCD) who were prescribed the drugs for an acute pain episode, according to a retrospective... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 19, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New CRISPR Gene-Editing Treatment Approved In Europe For Inherited Blood Disorders
The decision comes after Vertex Pharmaceuticals and CRISPR Therapeutics ’ Casgevy was approved in the UK and US for sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 13, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Science /science Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news topline Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Allocates 4bn/ - for Treatment of Children With Sickle Cell
[Daily News] DODOMA: The Tanzanian government has allocated 4 billion shillings for the treatment of 20 children grappling with sickle cell disease through bone marrow transplant services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: East Africa Health and Medicine Tanzania Source Type: news