Kaiser Health News, an independent news service editorially, is an application of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan healthcare policy research company unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.. Aflibercept drug used for AMD shows zero added benefit over current standard therapy The medication aflibercept has been approved in Germany since November 2012 for the treating wet age-related macular degeneration . Within an early benefit assessment pursuant to the Act on the Reform of the Market for Medicinal Products the German Institute for Quality and Effectiveness in Health Care examined whether this new drug offers an added benefit over the current standard therapy. Such an added benefit can’t be derived from the dossier, nevertheless, as the manufacturer didn’t submit any ideal data for this assessment.Zip Line Injuries increasing: – MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 – – Zip lining has turned into a popular way to experience a little adventure, but serious injuries can be an unintended consequence of this momentary thrill, researchers report. ‘Although rate of accidental injuries while zip lining is relatively low, when accidental injuries do occur they may be quite serious,’ said study co-author Tracy Mehan, supervisor of translational research for the Center for Injury Analysis and Policy at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. ‘The high rate of hospitalization is consistent with what we see for experience sports, and reflects the severity of the injuries connected with this activity,’ Mehan said in a hospital information release. Around 16,850 non-fatal zip line accidental injuries were treated in U.S.