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Anvisa registers generic for leukemias and myelodysplasias

Anvisa registers generic for leukemias and myelodysplasias

The National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance (Anvisa) in the treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome and leukemia.

According to the agency, approval of the drug will reduce the costs of treatment for these diseases. The medicines will be available in the market with a value of up to 35% less than the reference product value.

The company responsible for the generic is United Medical Ltda, which also manufactures the original medicine under the trade name Vidaza. Azacitidine is indicated for the treatment of patients with Myelodysplastic Syndrome of the subtypes Refractory anemia with excess of blasts (AREB) , for the treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia and also to treat chronic myelomonocytic leukemia.

Myelodysplastic syndrome involves a group of diseases that attack the production of blood cells by the bone marrow and that can evolve into cancer. Leukemia is the cancer of white blood cells (leukocytes).


Vera Fischer is hospitalized

Vera Fischer is hospitalized

Actress Vera Fischer was admitted to the São Vicente Clinic in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday (27) . The reason for the hospitalization is due to a badly healed flu that could become bronchitis. According to the advisory, the actress is expected to be discharged until tomorrow (28). Complications of badly healed influenza In general, influenza is a self-limiting disease, that is, the immune system itself is responsible for curing it.

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Reflux can be a sign of serious health problems

Reflux can be a sign of serious health problems

Burning in the stomach is the most common sign of reflux disease that, diagnosed early, can prevent numerous health complications. However, people who suffer from this problem do not always treat it properly, often self-medicate and disguise even more serious problems. Reflux is a term used to describe a condition called gastroesophageal reflux ( GERD), which is the return of food and acidic liquids after the meal, which may also contain bile, from the stomach into the esophagus.

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