In the slides that follow, you'll find quick summaries of particularly notable things that happened in the world of medicine this month.
Special thanks to Steven King, MD and David Bromberg, MD who recommended several of these items.
Frances Oldham Kelsey, died in August -- she is known as the woman who fought successfully to keep thalidomide off the US market.
"In our time when the FDA is often accused of dragging its feet on allowing new drugs to come to the market, I think it's worth recalling the tragedies that can result if we aren't careful and also how much courage it takes to stand up to do what's right." Steven King, MD
Frances Oldham Kelsey, Who Saved U.S. Babies From Thalidomide, Dies at 101.
New York Times. 8/8/15
An editorial accompanying the obesity study notes: “. . . These are welcome findings. Still, liraglutide is no cure. Most obese participants stayed obese, reversal of the metabolic syndrome was not quantified, and liraglutide may be required indefinitely...”
Siraj S, Williams KJ. Another agent for obesity — will this time be different? N Engl J Med. 2015;373:82-83.
Here's a salute to 7 notable things that happened in medicine during the past month.