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Antibiotics Often Inappropriately Prescribed for Bronchiolitis in ED
FDA Approves First Generic Version of Epilepsy Drug Sabril
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
WHO: Vaccine Hesitancy a Major Global Health Threat
Prevalence of Knee OA Lower With Menopausal Hormone Therapy
Ertugliflozin Seems Safe, Effective for Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Dermatologists' Rx for Antibiotics Dropped From 2008 to 2016
Risk for Conversion of MS Varies With Different Therapies
Review Shares Best Practices for Evaluating Penicillin Allergy
USPSTF Recommends Risk-Reducing Meds for Breast Cancer
Congo Ebola Outbreak Now Second Worst in History
Delayed Contraception Leads to Early Unwanted Pregnancy
Comorbidities Adversely Linked to Cancer Trial Participation
Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
Vitamin D Supplementation Can Help Cut COPD Exacerbations
Guideline Issued for Treatment of Mild/Moderate Ulcerative Colitis
Opioids Now More Deadly for Americans Than Traffic Accidents
800-662-HELP Underappreciated in Media, General Population
U.S. Doctor Released From Omaha Hospital After Ebola Monitoring
Median Survival for Stage 4 ALK-Positive NSCLC Nearly 7 Years
Menopausal Hormone Tx Use Down Post-WHI Recommendations
Investigational Cream Promising for Atopic Dermatitis
One in Five Back Pain Patients Experience Persistent Pain
Expanding Pharmacist Practice Scope Could Reduce ED Overcrowding
Drug Overdose Death Rate Increasing Among Middle-Aged Women
CDC: Flu Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States
Persistent Opioid Use High in Head, Neck Cancer Patients
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Drug Repurposing May Provide More Psychiatric Tx Options
Statin Therapy Reduces Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy in T2DM
FDA: Chocolates, Candies May Be Contaminated With Hepatitis A
Transdermal HRT Not Linked to Increased Risk for VTE
Smartphone App Can Detect Early Signs of Opioid Overdose
IC Nicardipine Promising for Tx of Spontaneous Coronary Slow-Flow
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Nine Cases of Wound Botulism ID'd in Injection Drug Users
No Increased Fall Risk With HTN Treatment in Older Women
Long Work Hours Tied to Poor Glycemic Control in T2DM
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Antibiotics Prescribed for Children More Often at Nonpediatric EDs
Multimethod Approach Improves ID of Med Nonadherence
Rx Opioids Up Pneumonia Risk in Patients With, Without HIV
Exercise Can Consistently Lower Blood Pressure
Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors at Risk for Later Cancers
Recent Nasal Preps Less Effective Than Injected Vax for Flu in Kids
Meta-Analysis: Botulinum A Tops Placebo for Chronic Migraine
Gabapentin Improves Sexual Function in Provoked Vulvodynia
Prenatal Valproate Exposure Linked to Increased ADHD Risk
Myelodysplastic Syndrome/AML Risk Increased After Chemo
Discharge One Hour After Naloxone for OD May Be Option
Classification of Psoriasis Severity Depends on Definition
Pediatric Mortality Rate From Opioid Poisoning Rose 1999 to 2016
Antidepressant Use in Seniors Linked to Risk for Hip Fracture
Available Vial Sizes Can Cut Drug Waste in Weight-Based Dosing
U.S. Doctor Monitored for Ebola Exposure in Nebraska Hospital
College Students at Increased Risk for SgB Meningococcal Dz
Price of Alirocumab Would Have to Be Cut to Be Cost-Effective
No Increased Fracture Risk With Canagliflozin in Type 2 Diabetes
New Guidelines Address Care for Malignant Pleural Effusions
Second-Line Antidiabetic Meds May Impact Cardiovascular Risk
Effect Sizes Uncertain for Meds Versus Placebo in Knee OA
ACOG Updates Guidelines for Gestational HTN, Preeclampsia
Review Highlights Lack of Tx Options for Prurigo Nodularis
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
More Than Two-Thirds of Drug OD Deaths in 2017 Involved Opioids
ASH Develops Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism
Opioid Prescribing Patterns Vary for Pediatric Patients
Complications, Costs Up With Cardiac Sx in Opioid Use Disorder
Updated Guidelines Developed for Diagnosing, Treating Influenza
New AAP Guideline Available for Infantile Hemangioma Treatment
Vit C for Pregnant Smokers May Improve Newborn Lung Function
FDA Approves Drugs for Treatment of Two Rare Blood Diseases
Incorrect Prescribing Alerts Common for Psychotropic Meds
FDA: Teething Jewelry Linked to at Least One Infant Death
FDA: Fluoroquinolones Tied to Heart Vessel Ruptures, Tears
A-Fib Risk Up for Antidepressant Users, but Higher Before Tx
Racial Disparities Seen in Use of Oral Anticoagulants for A-Fib
Prevalence of Benzodiazepine Use 12.6 Percent in the United States
CDC: ~65 Percent of U.S. Women Currently Using Contraceptives
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Hospitalization for Upper GI Bleed Highest With Rivaroxaban
Pembrolizumab Promising for Metastatic Head, Neck SCC
Sorafenib for Desmoid Tumors Ups Progression-Free Survival
ADA 2019 Standards of Care Emphasize Patient-Centered Care
Modified-FOLFIRINOX Beneficial in Resected Pancreatic Cancer
FDA Advisory Panels: Prescribe Naloxone With Opioid Painkillers
Failure of Timely Stop to Certain Prescription Drugs Is Common
Cardiac Malformations Not Up With First-Trimester Ondansetron
Postmenopausal Vaginal Estrogen Not Tied to Negative Health Outcomes
Opioids Offer Small Improvement in Pain, Physical Function
Chest CT Can ID Respiratory AE Risk in RA Patients on Biologics
Routine Supplements to Prevent Chronic Disease Not Advised
Buprenorphine-Naloxone Cost-Effective for Opioid Use Disorder
Cisplatin Superior to Cetuximab for HPV+ Oropharyngeal Cancer
Solriamfetol Feasible for Sleep Apnea-Related Tiredness
Some With Type 2 Diabetes Inappropriately Monitoring Blood Glucose
Adherence and Intensity of Lipid-Lowering Tx Influence CV Risk
Barbershop Intervention Leads to Reduced BP in Black Men
Apixaban Prevents VTE in Cancer Patients Initiating Chemotherapy
Phone-Based Intervention Aids Rheumatoid Arthritis Care
Medication Beliefs Affect Uptake of Preventive Tx for Breast Cancer
Guidelines Developed for Opioid Use in Vaginal Birth
EHR-Linked Reminder System for Glaucoma Meds Perceived Useful
Racial Disparities Seen Among Teens Undergoing Flu Vaccination
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Antipsychotics Up Risk for Unexpected Death in Youths
FDA: Some E-Cigarette Liquids Contain Erectile Dysfunction Meds
Recalled Kotex Tampons Can Unravel Inside Body
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
CDC Identifies Drugs Frequently Involved in Drug Overdose Deaths
Patients May Become Immune to Botulinum Toxin Treatments
Consensus Decision Pathway Developed for Tobacco Cessation
Reference Infliximab, Biosimilar Equivalent for Crohn's Disease
PM2.5 Exposure Linked to Asthma Rescue Medication Use
Smaller Heads Related to Opioid-Related Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
AHA Scientific Statement: Low Risk of Side Effects for Statins
Fear Impacts Quality of Life for Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes
Ultrarestrictive Opioid Rx Protocol Cuts Postoperative Opioid Use
Botox Injections Explored to Cut Postop A-Fib in Cardiac Surgery
Pregnant Women Commonly Refuse Vaccines
Meds Taken Do Not Vary With ADL Impairment in Heart Failure
Many Americans Unaware of Promise of Personalized Medicine
Opioids Overprescribed After Arthroscopic Meniscectomy
SABCS: Low-Dose Tamoxifen Cuts Risk for Breast Dz
Recommendations Developed for Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment
SABCS: Delaying Chemo Lowers Survival in Triple-Neg Breast CA
Infections Linked to Increased Later Risk for Mental Disorders
FDA Warns of Rare Stroke Risk With Multiple Sclerosis Drug
SABCS: T-DM1 Cuts Recurrent Invasive HER2+ Breast CA Risk
ASH: A+CHP Bests CHOP for Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
ASH: Rivaroxaban Prevents Blood Clots in At-Risk Cancer Patients
Exposure to Phthalates May Impact Timing of Puberty in Girls
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Urate Elevation in Potential Tx for Parkinson's Not Tied to HTN
Mean Cumulative Lifetime Prevalence of Eczema 9.9 Percent
Prevalence of Ever-Diagnosed ASD 2.79 Percent in U.S. Children
Cost-Related Insulin Underuse May Affect One in Four Patients
ASH: Ibrutinib Tops Bendamustine + Rituximab for CLL
More People Worldwide Now Know Their HIV Status
ASH: High Response to Tx After Checkpoint Blockade in NHL, HL
Teva Recalls Two Blood Pressure Medications
Care for Chronic Kidney Disease Varies Across VA Facilities
Increase Seen in Amphetamine, Opioid Use in Pregnant Women
Most Bills Enacted Into Law Limit Vaccine Exemptions
FDA Approves Firdapse for Rare Autoimmune Disorder
FDA Approves Treatment for AML Patients With Gene Mutation
Certain SGLT2 Inhibitors, GLP-1 RAs for T2DM Also Cut CV Risk
FDA Approves First Biosimilar to Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Drug
Lanadelumab Reduces Attack Rate in Hereditary Angioedema
FDA: Kratom Products Have High Levels of Heavy Metals
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Men Should Avoid 'Rhino' Sexual Enhancement Products, FDA Says
FDA Approves Vitrakvi for Cancers With Certain Genetic Trait
Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Involving Opioids Up
Recommended Therapies for Polycythemia Vera Underused
Food Assistance May Help Older Adults Adhere to Diabetes Meds
Risks of Trazodone Similar to Those of Atypical Antipsychotics
Early Antibiotic Use May Be Tied to Higher Childhood Body Weight
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
Newborns Infected With Ebola in Congo Outbreak
FDA Approves New Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia
USPSTF Suggests Universal HIV Screening, PrEP for High-Risk Patients
ADT May Up Risk for Heart Failure in Prostate Cancer Patients
Probiotics Show No Benefits for Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis
Ocrelizumab May Help Preserve Hand, Arm Function in PPMS
Insulin Needed for T2DM Tx Set to Increase >20 Percent by 2030
FDA Warns Two Companies About Bogus Opioid Addiction Treatment
FDA Approves Drug for Treatment of Travelers' Diarrhea
FDA Approves Drug to Treat Rare Immune Disease
Few Mandatory Pediatric Postmarketing Studies Completed
Novel Scoring System Can Up Access to Biologics in Psoriasis
Pain Management Telementoring May Cut Opioid Prescribing
Immunotherapy Side Effects May Be More Common Than Thought
Dementia Tied to Mortality in Older Adults With Down Syndrome
Even With Standing Orders, Naloxone Access Varies
FDA Approves First-Line Tx for Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
Onset of Musculoskeletal Adverse Events Varies Between Statins
HIV Transmission Risk Small With Antiretroviral Compliance
ACAAI: Oral Immunotherapy Is Protective in Peanut Allergy
MS Relapse Drops During Pregnancy but Rises After
Opioid Misuse Varies With Sexual Orientation
Patient Education Ups VTE Prophylaxis in Hospital Setting
Prevalence of Food Allergy 7.6 Percent in U.S. Children
Epinephrine Personal Autoinjectors Cost-Effective at $24
Higher Risk for Amputation, DKA With SGLT2 Inhibitors for T2DM
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Option Found for Retreatment of Chronic Hep C Infection
CDC: Many Americans May Have Prediabetes and Not Know It
Consensus Statement Issued on Management of Foot, Ankle Gout
Changes in Risk Indicators of MetS Severity Tied to T2DM Risk
Pharmacist-Led Effort Cuts Inappropriate Rx in Older Adults
AHA: Icosapent Ethyl Cuts CV Risk From Elevated Triglycerides
One-Third of Peds Medication Errors Due to Usability Issues
Denosumab Promising for TDT-Induced Osteoporosis Treatment
AHA: Dapagliflozin Noninferior to Placebo for MACE in T2DM
AHA: Limited Benefit for n-3 Fatty Acids in CVD, Cancer Prevention
No Efficacy Signal for Fluoxetine in EV-D68 Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Ebola Outbreak Worst in Congo's History
Quick New Ebola Test Approved by FDA
In Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Curcumin Lacks Benefit
FDA Approves New Version of OTC Primatene Mist
Trump Administration Finalizes Birth Control Coverage Opt-Out
Improved Long-Term Pregnancy Outcomes for Goserelin + Chemo
Zoliflodacin Seems Effective for Some Gonococcal Infections
Quantity of Opioids Prescribed Postop Linked to Consumption
Addition of Elotuzumab Ups PFS in Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Naloxone Products Stay Effective Long After Expiration Date
Abx-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Tied to Clinical Failure in UTI
Polygenic Risk Score Predicts Tx Response in Schizophrenia
Nonadherence, Discontinuation of Statins High in 1st Year of Rx
CDC Director Says Congo Ebola Outbreak May Be Uncontainable
Buprenorphine/Samidorphan Helpful in Refractory Depression
Stratifying by Severity May Allow Shorter TB Tx Regimens
AHA: After 2007 Recs, Increase Seen in Infective Endocarditis
Majority of Internists Still Have Financial Ties to Industry
Most Meds Affecting Neurotransmitters Not Linked to Autism Risk
AHA: Opioid Use Appears to Up Risk for Atrial Fibrillation
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
U.S. Opioid Overdose Deaths Reach Record Number
FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid Despite Criticisms
AAP: Parents Frequently Save Leftover Antibiotics
HPV Vaccination Uptake Increasing, but Still Too Low
Second Hypertension Drug Recalled Due to Contamination
First FDA-Approved Cannabis Drug Now Available in U.S.
Updated Guidelines Released for Emergency Care of Children
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
ASN: Aggressive Control of BP, Lipids in T2DM May Up Kidney Risk
AAD Releases New Guidelines for the Tx of Cutaneous Melanoma
Opioid Use Often Persists in Workers' Compensation Claimants
Antibiotics, Acid Suppressants in Infancy May Up Obesity Risk
Pilot Studies May Shed Light on How to Treat Lymphedema
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors May Up Lung CA Risk
Health Officers Express Concerns About Vaccine Exemptions
Durvalumab Extends Survival in Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung CA
In Complicated UTI, Cefiderocol Noninferior to Imipenem-Cilastin
Prior-Season Vaccination Does Not Curb Flu Shot Effectiveness
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
High-Coverage Rollout of PReP Tied to Drop in HIV Diagnoses
Giving Patients Treatment Choice Improves PTSD Outcomes
Neither Haloperidol, Ziprasidone Shortens Delirium in ICU
Bill to Fight U.S. Opioid Crisis Signed Into Law
Open Surgery for Early Lung CA Tied to Long-Term Opioid Use
Algorithm-Defined Tx Duration Non-Inferior in Staph Bacteremia
Almost One in 10 Treated in Hospital for Non-Fatal Injury
FDA Approves First New Influenza Drug in 20 Years
High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Cut Hospitalization in Dialysis Patients
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
AGA Issues Guidelines for Opioid-Induced Constipation
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Intensive SBP Tx Cuts Kidney Damage Biomarkers in Incident CKD
Chemoimmunotherapy Ups Survival in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
ACR: Ixekizumab Tops Placebo in Axial Spondyloarthritis
High Uptake, Acceptability of Rapid Fentanyl Test Strips
CDC: Vaccination Rates More Than 95 Percent for Kindergartners
Triple Combo Regimens May Address Cause of Cystic Fibrosis
Aspirin, Anticoagulants Similarly Prevent VTE After TKA
2014 to 2016 Saw 470 Percent Increase in HIV PrEP Use in U.S.
HPV Vaccination Not Tied to Risky Sexual Behavior in Teen Girls
Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040
WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Not a Global Emergency
CDC: Many Pregnant Women Not Receiving Immunizations
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
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