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ACC: Adherence to Statins Low Among Patients With ASCVD
Active Interventions Generally Helpful for Urinary Incontinence
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Young Child Goes to ED for Medicine Poisoning Every 10 Minutes
EPA Proposal Will Allow Antibiotic Spraying of Citrus Crops
Opioid Prescriptions Dropped for New Users From 2012 to 2017
AAOS: Supplement Use Low in Patients With Osteoporosis, Hip Fracture
Guidelines Developed for Polymyxin Antibiotic Use
Testosterone Therapy in Hypogonadism Can Prevent Progression to T2DM
AAP: Nasal Spray Vaccine Against Flu Acceptable in 2019 to 2020
Complex Dosing, Polypharmacy Common With Interstitial Lung Disease
Prenatal High-Dose Vitamin D Not Linked to Asthma at Age 6
One-Month Regimen Noninferior for Preventing HIV-Related TB
Adding Bempedoic Acid to Statin Therapy Reduces LDL Cholesterol
Short Regimen Noninferior for Rifampin-Resistant Tuberculosis
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
FDA Approves New Generic Valsartan to Ease Shortage
Elderly Men Undertreated for Osteoporosis
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Tramadol May Up Mortality Risk in Osteoarthritis Patients
Four-to-Seven-Day Opioid Rx Likely Sufficient for Acute Pain Treatment
Dual Receipt of Opioids Tied to Increased Risk for OD Death
CDC: Flu Season May Have Peaked
FDA Approves First Immunotherapy Drug for Breast Cancer
Long-Acting Regimen Noninferior to Daily ART for HIV-1
Timing of Medicare Loss Linked to Kidney Transplant Outcomes
Children With Poorly Controlled Asthma Suffer Academically
Dasotraline Promising for the Treatment of ADHD in Children
AAN: No Increased MS Relapse Risk in Postpartum Period
Only About Half of Elderly Newly Diagnosed With ALL Receive Tx
Tenapanor Reduces Elevated Serum Phosphate in CKD
Persistent, Prolonged Opioid Use Occurs After Plastic Surgery
Long-Term Systemic Hormone Therapy May Up Alzheimer Risk
About 360,000 ED Visits Were for Nonmedical Drug Abuse in 2016
Fluorouracil Cream Best Choice for Tx of Actinic Keratosis Lesions
FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Drug for Severe Depression
Studies Look at Ways to Reduce Depressive Episodes in Obese
AAP: Social Media Companies Must Curb Spread of Vaccine Myths
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
Program in Peds Rheumatology Clinic Ups Education on Teratogenic Rx
Recommendations Developed for Ulcerative Colitis Management
Low-Dose Aspirin Does Not Cut Death From Prostate Cancer
MMR Not Linked to Autism in Danish Cohort Study
Eli Lilly to Sell Cheaper Version of Insulin Drug
Multidimensional Approach Cuts Unneeded Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts
Pneumococcal Vaccination at Age 50 Prevents the Most Disease
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
Long-Term Cardiomyopathy Risk Varies by Chemo Agent
Drivers' Opioid Use Associated With Fatal Car Crashes
Antibiotic Delay Leads to Increased Risks in Seniors With UTI
AAD: Isotretinoin Exposure for Acne Not Linked to Depression Risk
FDA: Pulmonary Embolism Risk Up With Tofacitinib 10 mg for RA
Flu Vaccination During Pregnancy Does Not Cause Miscarriage
Lowering BP, Lipids in Healthy Elderly Has No Cognitive Effect
Prenatal Vitamin Intake in Early Pregnancy May Cut Autism Risk
CDC: Progress in HIV Prevention Has Stalled in the United States
Rate of Opioid Rx Stable After Pediatric Outpatient Surgery
Tumor Control Durable With Pembrolizumab in Merkel Cell Cancer
Stewardship Programs Decrease Inpatient Fluoroquinolone Rx
Antenatal Corticosteroid Tx Tied to Reduction in Birth Size
Converting Naloxone to OTC Expected to Increase Sales
Sufficient Investment Could Reduce HIV Epidemic by 2030
Sertraline Tops CBT for Reducing Depression in Dialysis Patients
Prognostic Bleeding Risk Models Developed for Aspirin Use
Incidence of Acute Myocardial Infarctions Up Among Young Women
Opioid-Related Mortality Up From 1999 to 2016 in Eastern U.S.
Nonmedical Rx Opioid Use in Teens Linked to Parental Use
Serious Medical Outcomes Reported With Kratom Exposure
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Since Early 2000s, Overdose Death Rates Are Highest in U.S.
FDA: Gout Drug Uloric Increases Risk of Death
Guideline Covers Extracutaneous Manifestations of Psoriasis
44.4 Million Estimated to Be Diagnosed With Cervical Cancer by 2069
Odds of Receiving Tx for CAD Up With Medicare Advantage
U.S. Agencies Probing Johnson & Johnson Over Asbestos in Talc
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Sacituzumab Govitecan Promising in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Rivaroxaban Does Not Reduce VTE Incidence in High-Risk Cancer Patients
Plazomicin Noninferior to Meropenem for Complicated UTI
Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
FDA Head Says Feds May Intervene to Cut Vaccine Exemptions
Prenatal Fluconazole Exposure Increases Neonatal Risks
Early Intensive Treatment May Improve Long-Term MS Outcomes
Combo Regimens Effective for Tx of Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer
Inappropriate Use of Fentanyl Preps Seen Despite Awareness
Darolutamide Slows Spread of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
FDA Approves First Customizable Insulin Pump
Discharge Opioid Rx for Heart Dz Patients May Impact Follow-Up
Risk Factors ID'd for Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Mortality
CDC: Severity of Influenza Season Low Through Feb. 2, 2019
Medicare Patients With MS Face Higher Out-of-Pocket Rx Costs
Rates of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Low for Denosumab-Treated Women
High Rates of MenB Vaccination Advised in University Outbreaks
Drug Company Payments Over Time May Influence Rx Practices
FDA Panel Backs Ketamine-Like Drug for Depression
Progress Made in Developing New Antibacterial Agents
Guidelines Updated for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults
Neoadjuvant PD-1 Blockade Seems Effective in Glioblastoma
Obesity Linked to Adverse Events in Children With Leukemia
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
ASA: Opioid Epidemic Tied to Infection-Related Stroke
ASA: Intensive BP Control Lowers Bleeding Risk in Stroke Patients
Aspirin Underused for Advanced Colorectal Polyps
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Direct-Acting Antivirals Cut Mortality in Chronic Hepatitis C
Many Children Not Receiving Needed Mental Health Treatment
Racial/Ethnic, Income Variation ID'd in the Opioid Epidemic
Congo Ebola Outbreak Claims Nearly 100 Children's Lives
FDA Warns 17 Companies About Illegal Alzheimer Disease Products
More Than a Half Million Deaths From Breast Cancer Averted
Reproductive Health Counseling Inadequate in IBD
Rates of Diabetes Screening High Among Adults Age ≥45
ASA: Reversal Agent Cuts Severe Bleeding With Factor Xa Inhibitors
Walgreens Worst Violator in Tobacco Sales to Minors, FDA Says
Measles Outbreak Triggers Sharp Rise in Demand for Vaccine
Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads
Certain Opioids Less Effective With SSRI Antidepressants
Misuse of Rx Opioids Linked to Other High-Risk Behaviors
Parents Conflicted About Opioid Use in Children
Drug Combo Tolerated in Younger Children With Cystic Fibrosis
Trazodone Not Associated With Reduced Risk for Dementia
Omadacycline Noninferior to Moxifloxacin for Pneumonia
Recommendations Updated for Tonsillectomy in Children
FDA Approves Cablivi for Rare Blood-Clotting Disorder
Hepatitis C Infection Rates Up After OxyContin Reformulation
Antidepressant Overprescribing Appears Common in Elderly
Psoriasis Tx Linked to Drop in Noncalcified Coronary Plaque
ERAS Protocol Can Cut Opioid Use After Spine Surgery
Compounded Topical Pain Creams No Better Than Placebo
Evidence of Therapeutic Efficacy Substantial for Cannabis Use
AAP Releases 2019 Childhood Immunization Schedules
Expanded Recall of Warfarin Level Monitoring Test Strips
After Elbow Surgery, Children May Be Overprescribed Opioids
Tofacitinib Benefits Sustained for Two Years in Patients With RA
CDC Examines Safety of Recombinant Zoster Vaccine
Direct-to-Doctor Payments May Increase Opioid Prescribing
Discontinuing TNFi Before Gestational Week 20 Is Feasible
Physician Burnout Tied to Ability to Address Social Needs
Shortage of Anxiety Drug Creates Alarm Among Patients, Doctors
Longitudinal TNF Levels Mainly Stable With Adalimumab in RA
Pharmacist-Led Phone Follow-Up May Cut Readmission Rates
FDA Approves First Generic Version of Advair for Asthma, COPD
Oral Antibiotics Noninferior to IV for Bone, Joint Infection
Management of MS in Pregnancy Reviewed in U.K. Guideline
Methotrexate Well Tolerated, Effective for Psoriasis in Chinese
E-Cigarettes More Effective for Smoking Cessation
Small Increase in HbA1c Seen With Switch to Human Insulin in T2DM
Infective Endocarditis Related to Injection Drug Use Rising
Expanded Recall Announced for Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops
Off-Label Uses in Dermatology Often Missing From Compendia
No Asthma Benefit Seen With n3PUFA in Overweight Teens
Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Eye Infections in Newborns Advised
Large Insulin Price Hike to Be Investigated by U.S. Congress
NOACs Recommended as First-Line Prevention of Stroke in A-Fib
Public Health Interventions Could Cut Global Burden of Hepatitis C
Finasteride Not Tied to Increase in Prostate Cancer Mortality
Assay Aids Anticoagulant Dosing of Obese Patients for Bariatric Sx
Direct-Acting Antivirals Not Tied to Liver Cancer Recurrence
Many Teens Not Up to Date on HPV Vaccination
Home-Based Program Achieves Hypertension Control
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
2003 to 2015 Saw Increase in Outpatient Benzodiazepine Use
Risk for Conversion of MS Varies With Different Therapies
Levodopa + Carbidopa Does Not Modify Disease in Early Parkinson
Insulin Price More Than Doubled in the United States
Marketing of Opioids Linked to Increased OD Mortality
Herd Protection Seen With 4-Valent HPV Vaccination
Mavoglurant Improves Visual Attention in Fragile X Syndrome
Benzodiazepine, Opioid Co-Usage Up in the United States
Meta-Analysis: Aspirin Linked to Lower Risk for CV Events in Primary Prevention
Medical Cannabis Decisions Being Made by Users, Not Doctors
CDC: Slight Hike in Prevalence of Gastroschisis Since 2006-2010
Poor Glycemic Control in Type 1 Diabetes Tied to Fracture Risk
CDC: Opioid Prescribing Higher in Rural Versus Urban Areas
Messages for Increasing Parental Confidence in HPV Vaccine ID'd
Medication Treatment for Substance Abuse Up in Facilities
Mandated Neonatal Abstinence Reporting Helps Quantify Cases
Oral Hepatoselective Glucokinase Activator Promising in T2DM
Inappropriate Antibiotic Rx Common in Privately Insured
FDA Investigating Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons, Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents
FDA Panel Has Tie Vote on New Type 1 Diabetes Drug
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
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
Updated Guidelines Developed for Diagnosing, Treating Influenza
New AAP Guideline Available for Infantile Hemangioma Treatment
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
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