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FDA Approves New Version of OTC Primatene Mist
Primatene Mist approved to provide temporary relief for symptoms of mild, intermittent asthma
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Trump Administration Finalizes Birth Control Coverage Opt-Out
Employers with religious objections will not have to provide no-cost birth control for female workers
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Voters supported expansion in Utah, Nebraska, and Idaho
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Most Meds Affecting Neurotransmitters Not Linked to Autism Risk
Prenatal exposure to 5 groups of meds had nominally significant links to ASD
Monday, November 5, 2018

Sign-Up Season Begins on
Insurers are expanding their participation in the program
Friday, November 2, 2018

U.S. Opioid Overdose Deaths Reach Record Number
Heroin, fentanyl, and other opioids continue to be the highest drug threat in the nation
Friday, November 2, 2018

AAP: Parents Frequently Save Leftover Antibiotics
Almost three-quarters of those saving antibiotics subsequently divert the antibiotics to others
Friday, November 2, 2018

HPV Vaccination Uptake Increasing, but Still Too Low
Less than half of U.S. adults were fully vaccinated as of 2017, well below Healthy People 2020 target
Friday, November 2, 2018

Second Hypertension Drug Recalled Due to Contamination
Some lots of irbesartan being recalled due to contamination with suspected carcinogen
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Updated Guidelines Released for Emergency Care of Children
Revised recommendations focus on pediatric readiness in emergency departments
Thursday, November 1, 2018

ASN: Aggressive Control of BP, Lipids in T2DM May Up Kidney Risk
Strict BP control, fenofibrate use may increase long-term risk for adverse kidney events in T2DM patients
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Opioid Use Often Persists in Workers' Compensation Claimants
Persistent use linked to older age; crush, strain, and sprain injuries; concomitant chronic pain
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Antibiotics, Acid Suppressants in Infancy May Up Obesity Risk
Prescription of antibiotics, acid-suppressing meds in first two years of life linked to childhood obesity
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Health Officers Express Concerns About Vaccine Exemptions
With new California law eliminating nonmedical exemptions, rise in medical exemptions reported
Monday, October 29, 2018

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
HHS study shows Medicare pays 80 percent more than other countries for certain prescription drugs
Friday, October 26, 2018

FDA Approves First New Influenza Drug in 20 Years
Antiviral drug reduces symptoms of uncomplicated influenza when taken within 48 hours of onset
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Cut Hospitalization in Dialysis Patients
Significant reduction seen in hospitalization with receipt of high-dose versus standard-dose vaccine
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
75 percent of supplements purchased in 2017 contained one or more stimulants subject to FDA notices
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Plan expands health reimbursement arrangements so workers can buy individual health coverage
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

CDC: Vaccination Rates More Than 95 Percent for Kindergartners
Coverage could be even higher if schools followed up with under-vaccinated
Friday, October 19, 2018

Variability in Geographic Availability of New Antibiotics
Greater geographic availability for antibiotics from and/or marketed by companies in U.S., Europe
Friday, October 19, 2018

2014 to 2016 Saw 470 Percent Increase in HIV PrEP Use in U.S.
~7 percent of those with indications for PrEP were prescribed PrEP, including 2.1 percent of women
Friday, October 19, 2018

Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040
U.S. expected to fall from 43rd in 2016 to 64th by 2040, with an average life expectancy of 79.8
Thursday, October 18, 2018

CDC: Many Pregnant Women Not Receiving Immunizations
Less than half who were pregnant during peak flu vaccination period in 2017 to 2018 were vaccinated
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Limited Evidence for OTC Preps to Treat Nasal Symptoms of Colds
Nasal decongestants can be used for short periods for adults; their safety is unclear for children
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Steps outlined for health systems to establish comprehensive, ongoing procurement strategies
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Giving Flu Shots in Pharmacies Could Up Vaccination Coverage
Reduction in influenza cases, deaths, costs by adding pharmacies during influenza epidemics
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Seven-Day Metronidazole Better for Trichomoniasis Tx in Women
Women in the seven-day-dose group less likely to be positive at test of cure versus single-dose group
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

β-Blockers in 1st Trimester Do Not Up Congenital Malformations
No large increase in the risk for overall, cardiac malformations in international cohort
Monday, October 15, 2018

Number of Children Not Receiving Vaccines Slightly Increased
However, coverage with most recommended vaccines among children aged 19 to 35 months stable, high
Monday, October 15, 2018

Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
Seventeen states have not expanded Medicaid, and expansion is an election issue in several states
Monday, October 15, 2018

Cases Show Periodic Fasting May Cut Medication Use in T2DM
Discontinuation of insulin, other diabetes medications seen in case series of three patients
Monday, October 15, 2018

Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
More than 20 percent of the 776 adulterated products contained more than one unapproved ingredient
Monday, October 15, 2018

More Socioeconomic Challenges for Hispanic Women With HIV
Hispanic/Latina women receive more ancillary services than men and have similar clinical outcomes
Monday, October 15, 2018

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