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17.01.2022

Hyposensitisation with AR101 for peanut allergy: proof of lesser benefit

In the patient-relevant outcomes, only disadvantages compared to a peanut-avoiding diet alone were shown for 4- to 17-year-olds. An advantage is only shown ...

12.01.2022

Orphan drugs: privilege of "fictitious" added benefit not justified

Drugs for rare diseases should also undergo a regular benefit assessment procedure at market entry. This is shown by a current IQWiG analysis.

03.01.2022

Daratumumab in multiple myeloma: reassessment shows hint of considerable added benefit

Because of new scientific findings, the manufacturer requested a new early benefit assessment. The latest data cut-off of the MAIA study now ...

15.12.2021

Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) underrepresented in summaries of product characteristics (SmPCs) on new drugs

IQWiG researchers analysed to what extent PROs recorded as outcomes in clinical trials of new drugs are reported in Sm...

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Diverticular disease and diverticulitis

Diverticula are small, balloon-like pouches in the lining of the intestine, in which the contents of the bowel can get stuck. They are often harmless, but might cause pain and other symptoms. Read about the treatment options and how these problems can be prevented.

Vocal nodules

Vocal nodules typically make your voice hoarse, and it may sound raspy and breathy too. These small non-cancerous growths usually go away again if you rest your voice or have voice therapy. They mainly occur in people who sing or speak a lot and loudly.