Monday, January 27, 2020

Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson
Karen has been writing for more than two decades and her work has been featured in various mediums, including newspapers, journals, digital magazines, and blogs. She went on to pursue a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. The rigorous nature of her doctoral candidacy proved to be extremely valuable to Karen as a way to refine her medical research skills and writing efficiency. As Medical News Editor, Karen leads a team of passionate writers and editors, who work collectively to bring you the latest medical news and information.


Insys Therapeutics’ founder and former CEO, John Kapoor, has been sentenced five and half years in prison after he was found guilty of playing a key role in enticing doctors to prescribe Subsys in an opioid kickback scheme. Subsys contains fentanyl, which is to be taken sublingually or under-the-tongue.
The FDA has approved Tracleer (bonestan) tablets for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a condition characterized by high blood pressure in the lungs. Developed by Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd., bosentan 62.5 mg and 125 mg tablets have been found effective at treating PAH.
The FDA announced last week an accelerated approval of Tazverik (tazemetostat) for the treatment of metastatic and locally advanced epithelioid sarcoma, a soft tissue cancer, for patients above 16 years. Epithelioid sarcoma is a rare soft tissue cancer that affects younger adults.
Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Giana, were among the nine people who were killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday in Calabasas, California. The legendary basketball player, who was with Laker throughout his career, leaves behind his wife, Vanessa, and three daughters.
Ali Fedotowsky has recently revealed on Instagram that she has been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, a common type of skin cancer. She took to Instagram to reveal her diagnosis and encouraged her fans and friends to get checked if they have any skin issues.

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