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Opioid Prescriptions Dropped for New Users From 2012 to 2017
Decline seen in number of providers initiating opioid therapy in any patients who have not used opioids
Friday, March 15, 2019

Guidelines Developed for Polymyxin Antibiotic Use
Polymyxin B recommended for routine use in invasive infections; colistin preferred for lower UTI
Friday, March 15, 2019

Prenatal High-Dose Vitamin D Not Linked to Asthma at Age 6
No significant difference seen in asthma diagnoses for children in high-dose vitamin D, placebo groups
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Adding Bempedoic Acid to Statin Therapy Reduces LDL Cholesterol
Genetic variants mimicking effect of ATP citrate lyase inhibitors, statins lower LDL-C in same way
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
Current commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, will be stepping down in April
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

FDA Approves New Generic Valsartan to Ease Shortage
Certain lots of valsartan recalled due to contamination with trace amounts of nitrosamine
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Most health measures remained stable from 2017; percent of adults who have been tested for HIV increased
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

CDC: Flu Season May Have Peaked
Milder strain of flu has been most common cause of cases this flu season
Monday, March 11, 2019

Long-Acting Regimen Noninferior to Daily ART for HIV-1
Monthly long-acting cabotegravir and rilpivirine noninferior in two randomized controlled trials
Monday, March 11, 2019

Children With Poorly Controlled Asthma Suffer Academically
Latino and black children have poorer academic outcomes than non-Latino whites
Monday, March 11, 2019

Studies Look at Ways to Reduce Depressive Episodes in Obese
Integrated intervention associated with decline in body mass index, depressive symptoms
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

AAP: Social Media Companies Must Curb Spread of Vaccine Myths
American Academy of Pediatrics is reaching out to social media companies
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
Gottlieb's signature effort has been tighter scrutiny, enforcement of e-cigarette industry
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Program in Peds Rheumatology Clinic Ups Education on Teratogenic Rx
Findings seen among girls, women of childbearing age prescribed teratogenic meds
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

MMR Not Linked to Autism in Danish Cohort Study
No increased risk observed after MMR in those with sibling autism history, autism risk factors
Monday, March 4, 2019

Eli Lilly to Sell Cheaper Version of Insulin Drug
'Authorized generic' of Humalog 100 to sell for $137.35 per vial, 50 percent lower than list price
Monday, March 4, 2019

Multidimensional Approach Cuts Unneeded Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts
Number of interruptive DDI alerts substantially decreased as result of alert refinement efforts
Monday, March 4, 2019

Pneumococcal Vaccination at Age 50 Prevents the Most Disease
But cost of giving pneumococcal vaccines to all 50-year-olds exceeds $250,000 per QALY
Monday, March 4, 2019

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Feb. 22-25

Friday, March 1, 2019

FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
CanaRx sells prescription medicines at a lower cost to U.S. public, private employer programs
Friday, March 1, 2019

Antibiotic Delay Leads to Increased Risks in Seniors With UTI
No antibiotics, deferred antibiotics tied to increase in bloodstream infection, all-cause mortality
Friday, March 1, 2019

AAD: Isotretinoin Exposure for Acne Not Linked to Depression Risk
Acne patients with, without isotretinoin exposure had no significant difference in depression frequency
Friday, March 1, 2019

Flu Vaccination During Pregnancy Does Not Cause Miscarriage
Study authors say not only is influenza vaccine during pregnancy safe, it is necessary
Thursday, February 28, 2019

CDC: Progress in HIV Prevention Has Stalled in the United States
Agency says effective HIV prevention, treatment not reaching those who could most benefit
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Stewardship Programs Decrease Inpatient Fluoroquinolone Rx
Interventions tied to less prescribing in hospital but did not impact fluoroquinolone discharge treatment
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Sufficient Investment Could Reduce HIV Epidemic by 2030
Meeting 95 percent targets for diagnosis, care retention, viral suppression could help curb epidemic
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Prognostic Bleeding Risk Models Developed for Aspirin Use
Models developed for individuals in whom aspirin is being considered for primary prevention of CVD
Monday, February 25, 2019

Incidence of Acute Myocardial Infarctions Up Among Young Women
Second study shows sedentary time linked to increased risk for cardiovascular disease for women
Monday, February 25, 2019

Nonmedical Rx Opioid Use in Teens Linked to Parental Use
Unique associations with adolescent NMPO use seen for parental lifetime smoking, parent-teen conflict
Monday, February 25, 2019

Serious Medical Outcomes Reported With Kratom Exposure
More than half of first-ranked exposures result in serious medical outcome
Monday, February 25, 2019

Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
Lack of inquiry from providers, fear of disapproval, belief CM is safe among reasons for nondisclosure
Friday, February 22, 2019

National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Long-observed demographic and economic factors expected to drive growth in health spending
Friday, February 22, 2019

U.S. Agencies Probing Johnson & Johnson Over Asbestos in Talc
Company has faced lawsuits linking its body powders with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Increased hospital market concentration tied to reduced quality in patient satisfaction measures
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
Microelectrode device analyzes a patient's blood, provides results in as quickly as 2.5 minutes
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

FDA Head Says Feds May Intervene to Cut Vaccine Exemptions
If states do not change lax vaccine laws, federal authorities may be forced to take action
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Prenatal Fluconazole Exposure Increases Neonatal Risks
Any exposure increases spontaneous abortion risk; cardiac septal defects up for use in early pregnancy
Wednesday, February 20, 2019


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