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The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) recently published a new guideline for the medical management of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). The recommendations focus on adult outpatients with moderate to severe UC and adult hospitalized patients with acute severe UC.

FDA continues to evaluate the safety of sunscreen products. In a new study published in JAMA, researchers from FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research set out to assess the systemic absorption of avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene, homosalate, octisalate, and octinoxate—active ingredients found in sunscreen products.

CDC officials said Monday that although more than 100 people in the United States are being monitored for potential coronavirus infection, no new cases were confirmed overnight and the risk for the United States is still low. Five cases of the new coronavirus have been confirmed in the United States.

CDC announced on Sunday additional travel-related infections of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States, bringing the total number of cases detected in this country to five.

More than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the United States each year, with an estimated 35,000 Americans dying of these infections annually, according to CDC’s 2019 report on antibiotic resistance threats. “Dedicated prevention and infection control efforts in the U.S. are working to reduce the number of infections and deaths caused by antibiotic-resistant germs, but the number of people facing antibiotic resistance is still too high. More action is needed to fully protect people,” the report stated.

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday declined to designate the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak a global emergency. The agency noted that although the disease has spread beyond China, the number of cases in the other countries is still relatively small, and the disease does not appear to spreading in those countries.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and 18 of its member organizations announced they will spend $55 million to create alternatives to costly generic drugs for which there is little competition.

CDC reported Tuesday the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States. The patient, located in Washington state, recently returned from Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of pneumonia caused by this coronavirus has been growing since this past December.

Sodium–glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, such as canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, and empagliflozin, may lower the risk of gout among adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published on January 14, 2020, in Annals of Internal Medicine.