Pharmacy News

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.
ASA: Patients Assume Post-Op Opioids Are Best for Pain Relief
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
Link Between Statins, Non-CVD Outcomes Lacks Evidence
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
A-Fib Patients With Cancer Less Likely to See Cardiologist
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
Variability in Geographic Availability of New Antibiotics
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
Limited Evidence for OTC Preps to Treat Nasal Symptoms of Colds
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Giving Flu Shots in Pharmacies Could Up Vaccination Coverage
Seven-Day Metronidazole Better for Trichomoniasis Tx in Women
Long-Term Benzodiazepines Do Not Up Mortality in COPD, PTSD
Dose Range of IV Ketamine for Adjunct Tx of Depression Tested
Gabapentin Beats Pregabalin for Chronic Sciatica
Well-Being of Young Adults on Kidney Replacement Tx Studied
Gastric Banding, Metformin Similar for Improving Glycemia
Clinical Trials Support Efficacy of Tretinoin Lotion for Tx of Acne
CHF in Pregnancy Up for Cancer Survivors With Cardiac Toxicity
β-Blockers in 1st Trimester Do Not Up Congenital Malformations
Number of Children Not Receiving Vaccines Slightly Increased
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
Cases Show Periodic Fasting May Cut Medication Use in T2DM
Cannabinoids Mildly Effective for Treating MS Symptoms in Adults
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
More Socioeconomic Challenges for Hispanic Women With HIV
Flu Vaccine Cuts Hospitalization Rates in Pregnant Women
Hormone Therapy Not Beneficial in Subclinical Hypothyroidism
Low-Dose Aspirin May Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk
Low Recurrence With Shortened IV Abx Course in GBS Bacteremia
Atrial Fibrillation Tied to Higher Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Trump to Sign Bills Lifting Drug Price 'Gag Orders' on Pharmacists
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Halobetasol Propionate Lotion Shows Efficacy for Tx of Psoriasis
Duvelisib Promising for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, SLL
ADA, EASD Issue New Recommendations for T2DM
Lorcaserin Beneficial for Diabetes in Overweight, Obese
FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for People Through Age 45
Application of Blood Pressure Guidelines Ups Treatment
TYK2 Inhibitor Clears Psoriasis Over 12 Weeks
Acetaminophen Can Reduce Recurrence of Febrile Seizures
Risk of Opioid-Benzodiazepine Overlap Up for Dual Prescribing
FDA Approves Marketing of First User-Fitted Hearing Aid
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
Congress Passes Bill to Fight Opioid Crisis
More Than 14 Million Preteens Need to Receive HPV Vaccine
Lixisenatide Cuts Kidney Damage in T2DM and Coronary Syndrome
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
Opioid Use Down With 'Enhanced Recovery After Surgery' Program
Albiglutide Beats Placebo for Cardiovascular Events in T2DM
Opioid-Related Hospital Use Up in Elderly Adults
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
Better Glycemic Control With Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery
Preventable Cardiovascular Events Are Big Economic Burden
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Voluntary Recall of Robaxin 750 mg Due to Dosage Misprint
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Ondansetron in Pregnancy Not Linked to Most Birth Defects
Telemedicine RTI Visits Shorter When Antibiotic Prescribed
Alternative Medicines May Aid in the Treatment of Psoriasis
WHO: 'Very High Risk' That Ebola Will Spread From Congo
FDA Approves New Treatment for Squamous Cell Carcinoma
FDA Approves New Drug for Antibiotic-Resistant Lung Disease
Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High
Factors Associated With Phantom Odor Identified
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Intravitreal Triamcinolone Beats Periocular Tx for Macular Edema
Increased Cardiovascular Risk for Diclofenac Initiators
Pharmaceutical Executive Defends 400 Percent Price Hike
Nintedanib Plus Sildenafil No Better Than Nintedanib in IPF
Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Tied to Hip Fracture in Dialysis Patients
Opioid Bill Gets Bipartisan Support
80,000 Americans Died From Influenza Over Last Year
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Single Agent Treats Two Cancers With Same Genetic Cause
Newer Hormonal Contraception May Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk
Combo Therapy Not Needed If Low RA Disease Activity Achieved
Persistent Post-Op Opioid Use in Young Cancer Patients Explored
Lorcaserin Facilitates Weight Loss in Overweight, Obese
Initial Abx Feasible Alternative for Uncomplicated Appendicitis
Components of Pharmacist-Led Discharge Counseling Vary
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
High-Risk Anticholinergics Prescribed to 6 Percent of Elderly
Novel Immunotherapy May Up Survival in Melanoma Brain Mets
Total Diabetes at 14 Percent in U.S. Adults for 2013-2016
Net Benefit of Anticoagulants for A-Fib Varies With Stroke Rate
Simplifying Medicare Plan Finder Improves Plan Selection
Mortality for Unintentional Drug Poisonings Up Since 1979
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Educational Disabilities More Likely With Neonatal Abstinence
Cannabinoid Trials Needed for Peds Neurologic Disorders
Study Provides Estimates of U.S. Prevalence of Type 1, 2 Diabetes
Statins Improve Long-Term Survival After AAA Repair
Cardiac Monitoring Needed for High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
Allopurinol Dose Escalation for Gout Doesn't Improve Mortality
No Clear Benefit for Rivaroxaban After Hospital Discharge
Patient-Directed IV Remifentanil Cuts Epidural Conversions
California Lawsuit Claims AbbVie Paid Doctors to Prescribe Humira
Opioid Deaths 1999 to 2015 May Be Dramatically Underestimated
20% of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
Quarterly Canakinumab Reduces Risk for Gout Attacks
HTN Tx Intensification Common Upon Discharge in U.S. Vets
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
Active Choice Intervention Tied to Increase in Flu Shot Rates
U.S. Senate Passes Opioids Bill
Ranolazine Doesn't Cut VT, VF, Death in High-Risk ICD Patients
Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Tafamidis Treats Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy
Many Foster Kids Inappropriately Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs
Drug Prices Seem Not to Be Influenced by Their Value
Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
Potentially Inappropriate Opioid Prescribing Tied to Overdose
Mercury in Traditional Tibetan Medicine Could Be Harmful
Use of Aspirin in Healthy Elderly Questioned in Three Studies
FDA Approves Novel Treatment for Hairy Cell Leukemia
FDA Finds Another Carcinogen in Certain Valsartan Heart Meds
Small Reduction in Lung Function With Tx De-Escalation in COPD
Recommendations Issued for Enhancing ICU Diagnostic Safety
Opioid Refills Rare After Rhinoplasty
Folic Acid Past First Trimester Doesn't Prevent Preeclampsia
Many Older Adults Transition to Long-Term Benzodiazepine Use
No Apparent Short-Term Cancer Risk From Recalled Valsartan
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
Pharmacovigilance Needed for Rheumatology Patients
AHA: Resistant Hypertension Diagnosis, Tx Guidelines Updated
Highest Opioid-Related Mortality Seen in Construction Jobs
Fingolimod Cuts Multiple Sclerosis Relapses in Pediatric Patients
Medicaid Benefits for Addiction Treatment Expanded After ACA
Single, Fixed-Dose Combo Pills Improve Hypertension Outcomes
Rituximab + Lenalidomide Effective in Follicular Lymphoma
One in Five Pot Products Fails Potency, Purity Tests in California
Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees
Opioids Often Prescribed in the Absence of Pain Diagnosis
Oxycontin's Maker Now Selling Drug to Curb Opioid Addiction
FDA Approves New Treatment for Opioid Dependence
Naloxone Rarely Administered by Layperson in Opioid Deaths
Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
With New Persistent Opioid Use, Most Early Scripts From Surgeons
AAP Updates Recommendations for Pediatric Flu Vaccination
Adding Fish Oil in Pregnancy May Lead to Higher Child BMI
Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Opioid Maker to Pay for Overdose Antidote Development
Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
Increase Observed in Hearts From Drug-Intoxicated Donors
Publication Characteristics Tied to Treatment Effects
Baloxavir Superior to Placebo for Alleviating Flu Symptoms
ED Plays Critical Role in Caring for Patients With Opioid Use Disorder
~3,000 Excess Deaths Estimated Due to Hurricane Maria
Fostamatinib Seems Effective for Immune Thrombocytopenia
WHO Issues Recommendations for Tx Intensification in T2DM
Out-of-Pocket Costs Similar for Infliximab, Infliximab-Dyyb
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
FDA: Montelukast Tablet Bottles Recalled
Adding Pharmacist to Team Can Improve Patient Outcomes
Self-Injury Tops Diabetes As Cause of Death in United States
Nalbuphine Can Relieve Opioid-Induced Urine Retention
Remission of Schizophrenia Seen With Amisulpride, Clozapine
CDC: Increase in Rate of STDs for Fourth Consecutive Year in U.S.
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
14.6 Percent of U.S. Adults Used Marijuana in Past Year
Pediatric Revisits, Admissions for UTI Similar With Oral or IV Meds
Preemptive Analgesia May Cut Post-Op Pain in Anorectal Surgery
Ibudilast Appears to Slow Brain Atrophy Progression in MS
Medicaid Expansion Ups Access to Family Planning Services
Excess Cardiac Risk Varies With Age of Onset of T1DM
FDA: Common Diabetes Meds Tied to Serious Genital Infection
Partial Oral Abx Non-Inferior in Endocarditis on Left Side of Heart
In Stroke Survivors, Cost-Related Non-Adherence Down After ACA
Many ED Visits for Antibiotic Adverse Drug Events in Children
MICs of Isoniazid, Rifampin May Predict Tuberculosis Relapse
U.S. Opioid Use Not Declining, Despite Focus on Abuse
Label Mix-Up Spurs Recall of Accord Blood Pressure Meds
Pfizer Recalls a Type of Children's Liquid Advil
Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
FDA Warning Letters Target Illegal Online Sales of Opioids
Buprenorphine/Naloxone Rx Fills Up With Medicaid Expansion
Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Physicians Lack Knowledge About Serogroup MenB Vaccination
Cannabinoid in Breast Milk Up to Six Days After Marijuana Use
Alcohol Is Leading Risk Factor for Global Disease Burden
Bigger Drop in Opioid Prescribing After CDC Guideline Release
Two Ebola Patients Who Received Experimental Tx Have Recovered
Most Research Participants Not Concerned About Data Sharing
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program May Not Cut Opioid Use
Care Coordination Strategies Aid in Multiple Chronic Diseases
AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal
Medicaid Expansion Linked to Increase in Diabetes Rx Fills
Arkansas Law Restricting Abortion Pills Remains on Hold
Decline in Hospital-Acquired Conditions Continues
Generic Substitutes, Therapeutic Interchange Can Save Money
Education RE: Herd Immunity Can Up Readiness to Be Vaccinated
Hydrocodone Schedule Change Affected Post-Op Opioid Rx
TNFi Not Linked to Increased Cancer Recurrence in RA Patients
FDA Approves First Drug for Neurotrophic Keratitis
FDA Bans E-Cig Liquid Products That Look Like Snacks, Candies
Long-Term PPI Use Linked to Pneumonia Risk in Older Adults
1997 to 2015 Saw Increase in HIV Viral Suppression Rates
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
Nivolumab + Ipilimumab Shows Efficacy for Untreated Brain Mets
Prophylactic Tranexamic Acid Doesn't Cut Postpartum Bleeding
4 Experimental Ebola Therapies Approved for Use in Congo
National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft
Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Health Care Facility
Catch-Up HPV Doses Effective to Age 21 Against Cervical Neoplasia
Advantages for HDHP Enrollees in Large Versus Small Firms
Similar Outcomes for Rural, Urban Cancer Patients in SWOG Trials
Patient Education Urged to Prevent Opioid OD After Sobriety
FDA Extends EpiPen Expiration Dates to Tackle Shortage
Preventable Adverse Drug Events Usually of Minor Severity in Kids
Side Effects of Biologics for Rheumatic Dz May Up Anxiety
Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims
Odds of Death Up With Exposure to Pregabalin, Opioids
Many Children With Asthma Do Not Have Medications Ready
Declines in Life Expectancy in Many High-Income Countries
Comments Open on End of NIH Review for Gene Therapy Studies
CDC: Increase in Tianeptine Exposures From 2014 to 2017
QI Program Can Up Outcomes for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Honey May Protect Children Who Swallow Button Batteries
FDA Approves First Generic EpiPen
Methylphenidate Good First-Choice Pediatric ADHD Drug
NIH Panel Will No Longer Review Gene Therapy Experiments
Patient Portals Don't Appear to Have Much Traction
Liposomal Bupivacaine Block No Aid for Cesarean Pain
Opioid Dependence More Common Before Spine Surgery
ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance
Ibalizumab Active in Multidrug Resistant HIV-1 Infection
Health Professionals Have Role in Warning About Impaired Driving
Talazoparib Beneficial in Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer
Labetalol Use Up for Patients With Preeclampsia and Asthma
Trends in HIV/AIDS Have Worsened in African-Americans
Triple Combo Blood Pressure Pill Can Improve BP Control
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
Peer Comparisons Can Decrease Risky Prescribing Patterns
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
Prenatal Tdap Vaccination Not Linked to Autism Risk
FDA Warns Against Long-Term Azithromycin Use for Some
CDC: EMS Administration of Naloxone Up From 2012 to 2016
CDC: Rates of Opioid Use Disorder Seen at Time of Delivery Up
Court Rules That U.S. Must Halt Sales of Pesticide Chlorpyrifos
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
Vaccinations Begin in Congo Ebola Outbreak
Most Antipsychotics Prescribed in Nursing Homes Initiated There
FDA Approves Poteligeo for Rare Types of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
PCP Statin Prescribing Up With Automated Patient Dashboard
AMA Calls for Greater Electronic Cigarette Regulation
Death Records Estimate 1,139 Deaths Due to Hurricane Maria
Good Outcomes for HCV-Negative Recipients of HCV Kidneys
Thirteen Confirmed Ebola Cases in Latest Congo Outbreak
Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers
Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Increasing Cost of Insulin Has Serious Health Consequences
Ciprofloxacin May Up Likelihood of Aortic Dissection, Rupture
One-Quarter of Older U.S. Adults May Be Overtreated for Diabetes
ASCO Endorses SIO Guideline for Integrative Tx in Breast Cancer
Rifampin Similar to Isoniazid for Preventing Active Tuberculosis
Doctors Can Help Children, Teens Adhere to Eczema Treatment Plan
Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative
New Ebola Outbreak in Congo
How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs
New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps
National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts
Evidence Exists for Persistence, Transmission of Ebola Virus
Protease Inhibitors May Worsen Outcomes for HIV + Heart Failure
Tamsulosin Does Not Appear to Promote Urinary Stone Passage
FDA Approves Azedra for Rare Adrenal Tumors
Rapid Improvement of Dilated Cardiomyopathy With Anakinra
Better Care Quality Needed for Universal Health Coverage
AMA Opposes Proposed Cuts, Gag Orders for Reproductive Health
Acupuncture May Cut Arthralgia From Aromatase Inhibitors
Infective Endocarditis More Common with Valve Issues
No Higher Risk of Autoimmune Disorders After HPV4 Vaccination
Cross-Continuum Communication Beneficial After Discharge
NFID Initiative Working to Up Hepatitis B Vaccination Rates
PFO Closure Plus Antiplatelet Tx Advised for Cryptogenic Stroke
Drop in Osteoporosis Treatment Initiation After Hip Fracture
July 28 Is World Hepatitis Day
Experimental Drug Slows Mental Decline in Alzheimer's Patients
Use of 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines Would Increase HTN Prevalence
Canada Updates Guidelines for Hepatitis C Virus Infection
Daily BCX7353 Cuts Rate of Hereditary Angioedema Attacks
ACOG, Others Come Out Against Proposed Rule on Title-X
WHO Targets for Chronic Hepatitis B Will Be Cost-Effective
Steroid Abuse Put 60-Year-Old Bodybuilder in the Hospital
Regulations Restrict Providers' Ability to Offer Info on Abortions
One-Third of Hep C Rx Receive Absolute Denial From Insurers
WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Over
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings
HerbList App Launched to Provide Information on Herbal Products
Escitalopram Cuts MACE Risk in Depressed Patients With ACS
Guidelines for ART Updated for Those With or at Risk for HIV
Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies
Lowering Default Number of Pills Can Reduce Prescribed Opioids
11 Infant Deaths Halt Trial of Sildenafil in Pregnant Women
Sulfonylureas As 2nd-Line T2DM Therapy Tied to Higher Event Risk
FDA Grants First Approval for CA Drug Under New Pilot Programs
VA MISSION Act May Up Costs, Lower Vet Health Care Quality
HPV Vaccine Eliminates Advanced Skin Cancer in 97-Year-Old
Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment
Monthly Vitamin D Supplement May Not Cut Cancer Risk
Walmart Generic Drug Discounts Often Offer More Patient Savings
FDA Approves Tibsovo for Acute Myeloid Leukemia
CDC: More People With High Cholesterol Taking Medications
Guidelines Conflict for Long-Term Opioid Tx in Cancer Survivors
Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion
Empagliflozin Doesn't Up Risk of Bone Fractures
Epinephrine Ups Survival in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Availability of Generic Antivirals for Hepatitis B Increasing
FDA Recalls Drugs Containing Active Ingredient Valsartan
Link for Asbestos-Free Talcum Powder, Cancer Not Clear
Variations in Practice Patterns Seen in Patients Treated for COPD
L-Glutamine Reduces Number of Pain Crises in Sickle Cell Disease
Characteristics of Severe Hypoglycemia Identified in T2DM
Basal Insulin Analogues Similar for Glucose Lowering
Testosterone Prescribing Down Since 2013
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December 4 2018 - December 8 2018CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Dec. 4-8
December 2 2018 - December 6 2018American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Dec. 2-6
December 1 2018 - December 4 2018American Society of Hematology, Dec. 1-4
November 15 2018 - November 19 2018American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Nov. 15-19
October 27 2018 - October 30 2018American Academy of Ophthalmology, Oct. 27-30
October 7 2018 - October 10 2018American Academy of Otolaryngology, Oct. 7-10
October 3 2018 - October 7 2018Infectious Diseases Society of America, Oct. 3-7
August 25 2018 - August 27 2018National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Aug. 25-27
July 21 2018 - July 25 2018American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, July 21-25
June 22 2018 - June 26 2018American Diabetes Association, June 22-26
June 1 2018 - June 5 2018American Society of Clinical Oncology, June 1-5
May 18 2018 - May 21 2018American Urological Association, May 18-21
April 27 2018 - April 30 2018American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, April 27-30
March 17 2018 - March 20 2018The Endocrine Society, March 17-20
March 10 2018 - March 12 2018American College of Cardiology, March 10-12
March 6 2018 - March 10 2018American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 6-10
March 2 2018 - March 5 2018American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, March 2-5
February 16 2018 - February 20 2018American Academy of Dermatology, Feb. 16-20
January 24 2018 - January 26 2018American Stroke Association, Jan. 24-26

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