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Vaccine Campaign Would Take Six to Nine Months to Curb COVID-19
First to be vaccinated would be those with health conditions that make them vulnerable to severe illness, death
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

New Drug Shows Promise in Preventing Severe COVID-19
Drug is monoclonal antibody, a man-made copy of antibody produced by a recovered COVID-19 patient
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Many Doctors Misinformed About Nicotine's Risks
Less than one-third of doctors correctly agree that nicotine directly contributed to birth defects
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Poll: Most Americans Do Not Trust Trump's COVID-19 Vaccine Comments
More than half of adults say they do not trust the president's vaccine comments
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Canada Reports No New COVID-19 Deaths for First Time in Six Months
As of Saturday, there had been 137,676 COVID-19 cases and 9,214 deaths from the illness in Canada
Monday, September 14, 2020

AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Restarts
Trial was halted after a suspected adverse reaction in a patient
Monday, September 14, 2020

Effectiveness of Inhaled COVID-19 Vaccines to Be Studied
Trial will test responses of 30 adults when they inhale vaccine droplets in their mouths
Monday, September 14, 2020

Baricitinib May Shorten Recovery Time in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
Adding anti-inflammatory drug to remdesivir seems to shorten time to hospital discharge
Monday, September 14, 2020

Vaccine Confidence Recently Increased in Some of Europe
Confidence in importance, safety, effectiveness of vaccines down in Afghanistan, other countries
Monday, September 14, 2020

NIH Launches Clinical Trials of Antithrombotics for COVID-19
Adaptive design allows evaluation of various doses, types of blood thinners in outpatients, inpatients
Monday, September 14, 2020

Modafinil in Early Pregnancy Not Tied to Congenital Malformations
Large birth registry study conducted in Norway and Sweden did not show link to major malformations
Friday, September 11, 2020

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Friday, September 11, 2020

Enhanced Recovery Approach Aids Cesarean Birth Outcomes
Benefits of enhanced recovery after surgery program include decreases in opioid use, length of stay, and costs
Friday, September 11, 2020

NAMS Updates Guidance for Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause
GSM is underdiagnosed and undertreated, but symptoms can be managed effectively in most cases
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Poverty-Stricken Adults More Likely to be Calcium-, Vitamin D-Deficient
Data suggest that nutrient deficiencies affect osteoporosis risk more for poverty-stricken men versus women
Thursday, September 10, 2020

E-Cigarette Use Increased Significantly From 2017 to 2018
From 2016 to 2018, there was also an increase in daily use, sole e-cigarette use
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Clinical Trial of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Paused After Illness
Company investigating whether the illness may be a side effect of the vaccine
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Increase Seen in Hydroxychloroquine Rx by Nonroutine Specialists
New Rx increased 80-fold among specialists who do not typically prescribe these medications
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Drug Companies Say Ethical, Scientific Standards Will Be Followed in Making COVID-19 Vaccines
The pledge issued Tuesday is meant to increase public confidence in any approved vaccines
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

States Should Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine by Nov. 1
U.S. Surgeon General said a COVID-19 vaccine is possible, but not probable, by Nov. 1
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

As Tough COVID-19 Summer Ends, Experts Warn of Tougher Fall, Winter
A cold-weather surge of COVID-19 cases could trigger a much-feared 'second wave' of infections and deaths
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Almost 1 in 100 May Die From Firearms, Overdose, or Motor Vehicle Accident
Variance in lifetime risk seen across demographic subpopulations and states
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Four Studies Indicate Benefits of Steroids for COVID-19
Three randomized trials and a meta-analysis show benefits for critically ill patients, severe COVID-19
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Friday, September 4, 2020

Likely Deficient Vitamin D Status Linked to COVID-19 Risk
Risk for testing positive for COVID-19 increased for likely deficient versus likely sufficient vitamin D groups
Friday, September 4, 2020

Chief of U.S. Vaccine Initiative Says October Timeline 'Extremely Unlikely'
Slaoui says there is 'no intent' to introduce a COVID-19 vaccine before clinical trials are completed
Friday, September 4, 2020

John Wagner No Longer Heading FDA Office of External Affairs
Departure comes after mishandling of an announcement about experimental therapy for COVID-19
Thursday, September 3, 2020

Poll: Americans Now More Likely to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
However, only 27 percent said they would get a vaccine within the first three months of it being available
Thursday, September 3, 2020

U.S. Will Not Join International COVID-19 Vaccine Effort
White House says it does not want to be constrained by multinational groups such as the WHO
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

CDC Alerts Nation to Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine by Early November
CDC has notified officials across all 50 states that limited vaccine doses might be available by late October
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Pandemic Changed Asthma Care Delivery for Children
Simultaneously, admissions and systemic steroid prescriptions also declined
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

VA/DoD Issue Guideline for Diagnosis, Management of HTN
Measurement of BP; target treatment goals; nonpharmacologic, pharmacologic therapy discussed
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Higher Vitamin D Levels Linked to Lower Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Relationship modified by overall sleep patterns, especially with daytime sleepiness
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Maternal H1N1 Flu Vaccination Not Linked to Autism in Offspring
Prenatal exposure not associated with diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, autistic disorder
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

ADA Updates Guideline for Pharmacotherapy of T2DM
Metformin preferred as initial agent; early combined therapy can extend time to treatment failure
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

In-Hospital Heart Failure Deaths Down With Routine Vaccinations
Patients with heart failure receiving flu, pneumonia vaccinations have lower in-hospital mortality
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

FDA Could Green-Light COVID-19 Vaccines Before Clinical Trials Completed
Data, not politics, would guide any FDA decision on vaccines, according to agency commissioner
Monday, August 31, 2020

Long-Term Follow-Up Reported for BP Telemonitoring Program
Over five years, reduced cardiovascular disease events led to cost savings of $1,900 per patient
Monday, August 31, 2020

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Friday, August 28, 2020

FDA Warns of Hand Sanitizers in Food-Like Packaging
Reports received by the FDA include hand sanitizer sold in a pouch that resembled a snack
Friday, August 28, 2020

Model Says COVID-19 Deaths Could Surpass 317,000 by December
Since January, there have been more than 5 million COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and more than 180,000 deaths
Friday, August 28, 2020

Early Use of Empiric Antibacterial Therapy Common in COVID-19
Likelihood of receiving antibiotics higher for more severe illness, at for-profit hospitals
Friday, August 28, 2020

Mortality, Intubation Rates Lower With Anticoagulation in COVID-19
Thromboembolic disease that was not suspected clinically identified in 42 percent of autopsies
Friday, August 28, 2020

Parents Have Contradictory Views on Childhood Vaccines
More than one-third of parents believe not all recommended vaccines are necessary
Thursday, August 27, 2020

Recovery Protocol Cuts Opioid Use After Elective Neurosurgery
Cohort study shows reduced opioid use for patients having elective spine and peripheral nerve surgery
Thursday, August 27, 2020

Vitamin D Supplement No Benefit in Pediatric Persistent Asthma
No improvement seen compared with placebo in children with asthma and low vitamin D levels
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

School-Located Influenza Vaccine Intervention Beneficial
SLIV intervention linked to drop in incidence of influenza hospitalization in school-aged children, adults
Monday, August 24, 2020

RAAS Inhibitors May Benefit HTN Patients With COVID-19
Risk for death, death/critical outcomes lower with use of RAAS inhibitors for hypertension
Monday, August 24, 2020

Clinical Impact of Remdesivir in Moderate COVID-19 Unclear
Significant difference seen in clinical status versus usual care for five-day, but not 10-day, course
Monday, August 24, 2020

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Friday, August 21, 2020

Extract From Deadly Plant Touted as COVID-19 Cure
Scientists warn that ingesting even a tiny bit of the toxic shrub from which the compound is extracted can be deadly
Friday, August 21, 2020

White House Blocks FDA's Power to Regulate Lab Tests
FDA staunchly opposes the change, arguing that such authority is critical during a public health emergency
Friday, August 21, 2020

Adolescent Vaccinations Decreased During COVID-19 Pandemic
Decrease could offset increased coverage noted from 2018 to 2019 in HPV vaccination, MenACWY
Friday, August 21, 2020

ACIP Issues Recommendations for 2020 to 2021 Flu Vaccination
Components of influenza vaccines updated for 2020-2021; two new vaccine options available for seniors
Friday, August 21, 2020

Short-Term PrEP Feasible for Men at Risk for HIV on Vacation
High levels of medication adherence observed; many interested in transitioning to long-term PrEP
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Longer Bisphosphonate Use May Up Atypical Femur Fracture Risk
Rapid decline in atypical fracture risk seen when bisphosphonate discontinued in women ≥50 years
Thursday, August 20, 2020

HHS: Pharmacists in All States Can Give Childhood Vaccinations
However, the directive does not permit pharmacists to administer vaccines to children younger than 3
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Antibiotics May Reduce Efficacy of Hormonal Contraceptives
Unintended pregnancies seven times more commonly reported with antibiotics than control medicines
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Honey Beats Usual Care for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
Improvement observed in symptoms of URTI, especially for cough frequency and cough severity
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

CNS-Active Meds Often Prescribed for Older Adults With Dementia
Overall, Rx filled for antidepressants in 49.8 percent, opioids in 29.8 percent, anxiolytics in 26.8 percent
Wednesday, August 19, 2020


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