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Drug Combo Slows Progression in Advanced Breast Cancer
Antacid Use in First Year of Life Tied to Later Fracture Risk
Oral Steroids Increase Infection Risk in Inflammatory Disease
Rotavirus Vaccine Led to Reduced Disease Prevalence, Season Duration
Vyleesi Approved for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in Women
2018 Saw Increase in Cosmetic Procedures for Over 55s
FDA Expands Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Approval to Children Ages 6 to 12
Incident A-Fib Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
Meta-Analysis Does Not Link Vitamin D Supplements, Drop in MACE
2018 to 2019 Influenza Season in U.S. Was Longest in 10 Years
New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief
High Response Seen for Chemo in Seniors With High-Risk AML
Elderly Women May Still Benefit From Osteoporosis Treatment
Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic
Sudden Death Can Occur in Full Spectrum of Epilepsies
Statins May Be Beneficial After Radiation to Thorax, Head, Neck
Cardiovascular AEs Common With Carfilzomib in Multiple Myeloma
Adding Bevacizumab Improves Overall Survival in NSCLC
Pediatric T1DM Medication Adherence Drops on Weekends, Holidays
Patterns of Inpatient Opioid Use Linked to Long-Term Use
VTE Risk Reduced With Partial Knee Replacement
FDA Approves Victoza Injection for Children 10 Years and Older
WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Still Not Global Emergency
Drug Makers Challenge New Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads
U.S. Travelers Should Be Aware of Measles Risk in Europe
Recommendations Developed to Prepare Children for Camp
PPI Use for Up to Three Years Safe During Anticoagulant Tx
Nilvadipine Increases Cerebral Blood Flow in the Hippocampus
Glucocorticoid Tapering Feasible for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
New York State Halts Religious Vaccine Exemption
More Aggressive Statin Tx Needed After Heart Attack in Young Patients
Opioid-Sparing Strategy Still Provides Good Pain Control
Prenatal Antiepileptic Rx Exposure Ups Risk for Behavioral Issues
ADA: Combo Injectable Controls Blood Glucose Longer in T2DM
Infliximab Introduction Has Not Cut IBD-Related Hospitalizations
Rotavirus Vaccination Tied to Lower Risk for T1DM in Children
Drug, Alcohol, and Suicide Deaths Up Among Millennials
CDC Opens Emergency Operations Center for Congo Ebola Outbreak
Long-Term Opioid Prescribing Up Among Older Cancer Survivors
ADA: Teplizumab Can Delay T1DM Progression in Those at Risk
Gabapentinoids Linked to Increased Risk for Significant Adverse Outcomes
HIV Risk Does Not Differ With Three Contraceptive Methods
Study Confirms Teratogenicity of Valproic Acid, Topiramate
Chemoradiation Does Not Up Survival in Endometrial Cancer
CDC: Wildlife Rabies, Especially in Bats, Poses Risk in U.S.
Approving Children's Cancer Drugs Takes 6.5 Years Longer
Weight Loss Surgery May Not Relieve Acid Reflux
PDE5i Use Linked to Post-LVAD Right Heart Failure Events
Vitamin K Can Up Anticoagulation Stability in Patients on Warfarin
USPSTF Issues Recommendations on HIV Screening, Prevention
Prescription Opioid Use Up Among Binge Drinkers
ADA: Dulaglutide Tied to Decline in Cardiovascular Events in T2DM
Pertussis Risk Up for Undervaccinated, Unvaccinated Children
Diagnostic Testing, Antibiotics Overused in Pediatric CAP
Untreated White Coat HTN May Increase Cardiovascular Risk
Data Insufficient for Safety of Lithium During Breastfeeding
Marketing OK'd for Device to Help Reduce IBS Symptoms in Adolescents
Chemoimmunotherapy Regimen Approved to Treat DLBCL
Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity
2003 to 2014 Saw Incidence of Herpes Zoster Drop in Children
Antibiotic Prophylaxis Before Dental Work Often Unnecessary
Naloxone Available in One in Three Philadelphia Pharmacies
ADA: Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Lower T2DM Risk
Model Explores How Statins Alter Multiple Sclerosis Outcomes
Individualized Care Plans Advised for T2DM With Heart Failure
Misuse of Alprazolam Common in the United Kingdom
Testicular Cancer Treatment Does Not Up Risk for Offspring Birth Defects
App Helps Pediatric Asthma Patients, Parents Self-Monitor
Dietary Supplements May Up Risk for Severe Medical Events
ASCO: Enzalutamide Beneficial in Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Emgality Receives First FDA Approval for Treating Cluster Headache
ASCO: Survival Up With Ribociclib in Advanced Breast Cancer
ASCO: Combo Regimen Effective in CLL With Coexisting Conditions
ASCO: Olaparib Beats Placebo for BRCA-Related Pancreatic Cancer
Common Supplement Ingredient Could Harm Fetus, FDA Warns
Immunizations Up in California After Repeal of Nonmedical Exemptions
β-Blockers May Moderate Impact of Stress on Atrial Fibrillation
Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Rate Up in Sexual-Minority Youth
Zerbaxa Approved for Hospital-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia
Many Buprenorphine Prescribers Not Offering New Appointments
ASCO: Low-Dose Chemo Benefits Advanced Gastroesophageal Cancer
Current Strategies for Measles Vaccination Insufficient
Guidelines Issued for Addressing Heart Disease Risk in HIV
ASCO: Pembrolizumab Noninferior to Chemo in Advanced Gastric Cancer
FDA Takes Hard Look at CBD
Providers, Peers Influence Aspirin Use Among African-Americans
FDA to Hold First Public Meeting on CBD
Noncompliance Common in Teens Prescribed STI Treatment in ED
Esketamine Nasal Spray May Improve Refractory Depression Outcomes
More Opioids Given Than Prescribed in Emergency Department
Recommendations Developed for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Trials
Excess Cause-Specific Mortality Tied to Chronic Proton Pump Inhibitor Use
FDA Approves First Test for Zika in Human Blood
U.S. Dentists Prescribe Opioids More Often Than U.K. Dentists
Ibrutinib, Venetoclax Active in High-Risk, Seniors With CLL
Daratumumab Cuts Risk for Progression in Multiple Myeloma
Recent Plateauing Seen in Prevalence of Diagnosed Diabetes
Inappropriate Prescribing Leads to Poor Outcomes in Older Adults
Reading Visit Notes May Improve Medication Management
Meds for Weight Management Underutilized Among Veterans
Rate of Opioid Prescribing High for Teens, Young Adults in ED
Regulation of Intestinal Microbiota Beneficial for Anxiety
Guidance Updated for Sedation in Pediatric Dental Patients
Cancer Consultation Low in Noncurable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
Antiplatelets Do Not Up Recurrence in Intracerebral Hemorrhage
First PI3K Inhibitor Approved for Metastatic, Advanced Breast Cancer
FDA Approves First Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Women's Facial Moisturizers Cost More Per Ounce Than Men's
Risk for Suicide Attempts in Children Doubles With Parental Opioid Use
Statin Use With Colorectal Cancer Lowers Risk for Early Death
Intracranial Hemorrhage Risk Up With Low-Dose Aspirin
Most Patients at High Risk of Opiate Overdose Do Not Receive Naloxone Rx
U.S. Lawmakers Say WHO Opioid Guidelines Too Lax
California Bill to Tighten Vaccine Exemptions Moves Forward
Early cART Leads to Enhanced T Cell Function in HIV Infection
Medication Nonadherence Common in Patients With T2DM
CDC: Seniors Use Various Strategies to Reduce Rx Costs
Half-Price Version of Humalog Insulin Now Available
Some Women With HIV Struggling to Achieve Viral Suppression
Homemade Sunscreen Recipes Commonly Shared, Offer Low Protection
Fracture Risk Tool Useful for Women on Aromatase Inhibitors
Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Dupilumab Cuts Exacerbations in Late-Onset Asthma
Octogenarians With Acute Myeloid Leukemia Have Poor Survival
Racial Disparity Seen in Prescriptions for Buprenorphine
Postoperative Infection Rate Similar Across Biologics in RA
Statin Use Reduces Dementia Risk After Concussion in Seniors
Mometasone, Tiotropium Do Not Top Placebo in Mild Asthma
One-Third of Patients on Statins Do Not Reach Target Thresholds
Hormone Therapy in Transgender Women Ups Breast Cancer Risk
Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
First Anticoagulant Approved for Preventing VTE Recurrence in Children
FDA Approves Venetoclax for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
Avelumab + Axitinib Approved for Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma
Dabigatran Does Not Beat Aspirin for Preventing Recurrent Stroke
Habitual Glucosamine Use Linked to Reduced Risk for CVD Events
Risk for Miscarriage Up With Benzodiazepine Use in Early Pregnancy
Opioid Quantity Prescribed After Musculoskeletal Injury Tied to Prolonged Use
Thyroid Hormones Not Endorsed for Subclinical Hypothyroidism
Risk for Prolonged Opioid Use Up in Patients Receiving Tramadol
Tool Predicts Seizure Risk During, After Pregnancy
Late-Onset Type 1 Diabetes Often Misdiagnosed as Type 2
Prophylactic Antibiotic Cuts Infection Risk After Operative Vaginal Birth
AAN: Oral BTK Inhibitor Superior to Placebo in Multiple Sclerosis
Heart Patients at Risk When Pharmacies Close
Fournier Gangrene Is Safety Concern With SGLT2 Inhibitors
Infection Risk Lower With Certain Psoriasis Treatments
Prior Training Increases Internists' Knowledge of PrEP for HIV
Fatal Overdoses Reduced With Pharmacist Dispensation of Naloxone
AAN: Eculizumab Reduces Risk for Relapse in Neuromyelitis Optica
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Suicide Attempts by Self-Poisoning Have Increased in Teens
AAN: Isradipine Offers No Benefit in Parkinson Disease
Generic Version of Truvada Available in U.S. by Sept. 2020
Longer Duration of Statin Use Linked to Lower Risk for Glaucoma
Progesterone Offers No Benefit for Bleeding in Early Pregnancy
Alteplase Seems Beneficial at 4.5 to 9.0 Hours After Stroke
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
Fifteen Million Patients Will Need First-Course Chemo in 2040
Prices Will Soon Be Included in TV Drug Ads
Test Predicts Benefit of Chemo in ER+, HER2− Breast Cancer
Low Glucose Levels at Hospital Discharge Tied to Poor Outcomes
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
FDA Approves Ruzurgi for Children With Rare Autoimmune Disorder
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
Gentamicin Appropriate Second-Line Therapy to Ceftriaxone for Gonorrhea
Maximal Use of Sunscreen Ups Absorption of Active Ingredients
Congo Ebola Outbreak Death Toll Surpasses 1,000
FDA Approves Treatments for Heart Failure Caused by Rare Disease
AUA: Marijuana Tied to Increased Risk for LUTS Medications in BPH
Oral Contraceptive Pill May Protect Against ACL Tears
Guidelines Address Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Management
Microbial Toxins Found in Electronic Cigarette Products
AUA: Atenolol Linked to Drop in Low-, Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer
Observation Feasible Strategy for Some Eyes With Diabetic Macular Edema
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Impact of Azithromycin Studied in Acute Exacerbation of COPD
ART Stops HIV Transmission in Serodifferent Gay Couples
Cocaine-, Psychostimulant-Involved Death Rates Increasing
Patients Satisfied With Oral Sedation for Cataract Surgery
Few U.S. Adults Use USB-Shaped Electronic Vapor Products
Out-of-Pocket Costs for Neurologic Meds Have Increased
Prepregnancy Folate Intake Linked to Reduced Risk for GDM
New Drugs May Influence Social Behaviors in Those With Autism
FDA Puts Tough Warning Label on Ambien, Lunesta, Other Sleep Aids
Thiazide Use May Lower Fracture Risk in Patients With Alzheimer Disease
AAN: Cannabidiol Tied to Drop in Seizures in Dravet Syndrome
FDA Approves Mavyret for Children, Adolescents With Hep C
Targeted Therapy Promising for Rare Hematologic Cancer
Combo Nicotine Replacement Tx Ups Success in Quitting Smoking
Nonpharmacologic Tx Enhances Care of Opioid-Exposed Newborns
Confidence in Inhaler Technique Poor Proxy for Correct Use
Liraglutide Added to Metformin Effective for Type 2 Diabetes
Intensive Blood Pressure Therapy Aids Patients With T2DM
12 Percent of Caregivers Have Pediatric Flu Vaccine Hesitancy
Psychostimulant Use Pervasive in Young Adults' Fatal Strokes
Longer Duration of Antibiotic Use Tied to Risk for CVD in Women
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
Dapagliflozin Improves Glucose Outcomes in Type 1 Diabetes
Naproxen Sodium Does Not Slow Presymptomatic Alzheimer Disease
U.S. Death Rate From Drug Poisoning Up for Teens, Young Adults
Nusinersen Promising for Later-Onset Spinal Muscular Atrophy
1998 to 2015 Saw Increase in Outpatient Depression Treatment
CDC Provides Clarification of Opioid Prescribing Guideline
Sleeping Pill Use Tied to Greater Need for BP Meds in Older Adults
Sucking Ice Chips Cuts Oral Side Effects of Oxaliplatin Chemo
Some Children With Asthma Miss Critical Step in Inhaler Use
Malawi First Country to Immunize Children Against Malaria
Risks, Benefits of Long-Term Drug Therapy for Osteoporosis Reviewed
FDA Approves Pembrolizumab Plus Axitinib for Advanced RCC
Metformin May Help Obese With Prediabetes Maintain Weight Loss
Rates of Marijuana Use in Cancer Patients on the Rise in U.S.
Injection Timing Tied to Risk for Infection in Rotator Cuff Repair
Atrasentan Tied to Lower Risk for Kidney Events in T2DM With CKD
Statins Safe, Effective in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
FDA Approves First Generic Nasal Spray Against Opioid Overdose
Naltrexone Implant Helps HIV Patients Prevent Opioid Relapse
Acetaminophen Safe as First-Line Analgesic for Most Older Adults
Risk for T2DM Increased With Use of 5α-Reductase Inhibitors
Need for Sedation Up for Regular Cannabis Users
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Anti-Inflammatory Add-On May Be Beneficial for Depression
CDC: Recent Decline Seen in High-Grade Cervical Lesions
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
UB-421 Monotherapy Maintains HIV Viral Suppression
Some Patients With Imminently Fatal Cancer Undergo Treatment
Parenteral Antimicrobial Tx at Home Burdens Children's Caregivers
Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
Barriers to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Should Be Addressed
Reasons for TKI Discontinuation ID'd in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Over Half of Patients Have Suboptimal Response to Statins
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
Canagliflozin Seems Effective for Patients With T2DM, Kidney Disease
WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Still Not a Global Emergency
AEDs Tied to Higher Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer Patients
Metformin May Cut Risk for Prematurity, Miscarriage in PCOS
Pharmacy Practice Managers Report Frequent Drug Shortages
ACR Issues Position Statements on Drug Pricing, Step Therapy
FDA Approves Personalized Tx for Metastatic Bladder Cancer
Colchicine May Improve Obesity-Induced Inflammation
In Pregnancy, Buprenorphine Use Up, Methadone Use Down
CDC Clarifies Guideline on Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain
Complementary, Alternative Medicine Use High in Cancer Patients
Prevalence of Extragenital STDs High in Men Who Have Sex With Men
Verubecestat, Atabecestat Not Beneficial for Preventing Alzheimer Disease
FDA: Patients Should Not Abruptly Stop Taking a Prescribed Opioid
Same Services More Expensive in Outpatient Than Office Settings
STI Incidence Up After Receipt of HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis
Peripheral Nerve Block May Cut Opioid Use After Amputation
Review Links Adverse Events to Use of Herbal Meds in Pregnancy
Many NPs Unable to Prescribe Meds to Treat Opioid Addiction
FDA Approves Osteoporosis Tx for High-Risk Postmenopausal Women
High Response Seen for All Hep C Tx Models in Injection Drug Users
Dietary Supplement Use Not Linked to Mortality Benefits
Continued Smoking Among Cancer Patients Ups Costs by $3.4B
More Secondary Prevention Meds May Reduce Deaths After AMI
Chloroprocaine Offers Adequate Anesthesia for Knee Arthroscopy
FDA Warns Against Use of Preowned or Unauthorized Test Strips
First Two-Drug Regimen Approved for HIV-1 Treatment
Preventive Drugs Often Used in Last Year of a Cancer Patient's Life
Older Patients With Crohn Disease May Benefit From Early Combo Tx
Telemedicine Leads to More Antibiotic Rx for Pediatric Respiratory Infection
October May Be Best Time for Older Adults to Receive Flu Shot
Calcium Intake Tied to Lower Rate of Late AMD
No Benefit Seen With Rituximab for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Topical Corticosteroids Associated With Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Histologic Clearance of CIN2/3 Seen With HPV Therapeutic Vaccine
Ibrance Approval Expanded to Include Men With Breast Cancer
FDA: High Levels of Heavy Metals Found in Kratom Products
FDA Issues Warning on E-Cigarette Liquids Resembling Cough Syrup
Most Osteoporosis Guidelines Do Not Discuss Patient Choices
Drop Seen in Preinvasive Cervical Disease With HPV Vaccination
Beta Interferon Tied to Lower Mortality in Relapsing-Onset MS
AACR: HPV Vax Low for Adults at High Risk for HIV Infection
Almost Three-Quarters of Allergists Have Prescribed SLIT
New Plan Limits Out-of-Pocket Costs for Insulin
Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care
Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money
Dolutegravir Feasible for HIV Tx in Women of Childbearing Age
AACR: Longer Survival With Gilteritinib in FLT3mut+ AML
FDA Approves Mavenclad for Treating Multiple Sclerosis
Cannabis Products Used Differ for Cancer, Noncancer Patients
Perception of E-Cigarettes as More Harmful Than Cigarettes Increased
Questions Remain About Safety of Parkinson Disease Psychosis Drug
Use of Biologics to Treat IBD in U.S. Adults May Be Suboptimal
Long-Term Phentermine Use Safe, Effective for Weight Loss
Docetaxel Chemo Ups Survival in High-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer
Lifetime HTN Risk High for Black Men and Women, White Men
Guidance Lists New First-Line Treatment for Severe Malaria in the U.S.
Cimzia Injection Approved for New Inflammatory Arthritis Indication
Drug Survival Rates Highest for Ustekinumab for Pediatric Psoriasis
Contact Lens-Based Antihistamine Delivery Effective
Receiving Activated Charcoal Bag Tied to Proper Opioid Disposal
FDA Grants Approval for Hypogonadism Treatment
Tx Adherence for Inflammatory Bowel Dz Lower in the Educated
Taxane + Platinum Feasible for Adjuvant Tx in Endometrial Cancer
FDA Approves Mayzent for Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis
ENDO: Recommendations Issued for Treating Osteoporosis
Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community
$775 Million Settlement Reached in Xarelto Lawsuits
Statins Cut Risk for Major Vascular Events in Older Patients
ENDO: Guidance Provided for Managing Diabetes in Seniors
Brachytherapy Boost Ups Survival in Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer
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June 7 2019 - June 11 2019American Diabetes Association, June 7-11
May 31 2019 - June 4 2019American Society of Clinical Oncology, May 31-June 4
May 18 2019 - May 21 2019Digestive Disease Week, May 18-21
May 18 2019 - May 22 2019American Psychiatric Association, May 18-22
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