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Your NEJM Group Today: Hyperincarceration and Health / Wood's Lamp Exam Effectiveness Questioned / Internal & Emergency Medicine Opportunities

Physician's First Watch - Fri, 2019-01-18 05:00
Here's a quick sample of what NEJM Group has to offer: NEJM Audio Interview: Hyperincarceration and Health: George Karandinos discusses high rates of incarceration among...
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FDA Issues New Requirements for Prescribing and Dispensing Clozapine

Physician's First Watch - Fri, 2019-01-18 05:00
The Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Program for clozapine is being modified to take additional steps to help patients manage the potential risks of...
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FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Romosozumab for Osteoporosis

Physician's First Watch - Fri, 2019-01-18 05:00
An advisory panel to the FDA has recommended that the agency approve romosozumab (Evenity) for postmenopausal women with osteoporosis and high fracture risk. The committee...
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Could Opioids Be Leading to More Cases of Gastroschisis?

Physician's First Watch - Fri, 2019-01-18 05:00
The prevalence of gastroschisis, a birth defect in which some of the abdomens contents extend outside the infant's body, is higher in areas that report...
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WHO Releases List of 10 Threats to Global Health

Physician's First Watch - Fri, 2019-01-18 05:00
The World Health Organization has released a list of 10 threats to global health in 2019. They include: — Air pollution and climate change — Noncommunicable diseases...
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Lawsuit: Sackler Family Pushed Efforts to Mislead Public About Dangers of OxyContin

Physician's First Watch - Fri, 2019-01-18 05:00
The family that owns Purdue Pharma spearheaded the company's efforts to mislead patients and clinicians about OxyContin's addiction potential, according to a court filing from...
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Generic Epilepsy Drug Approved

Physician's First Watch - Fri, 2019-01-18 05:00
The FDA has approved the first generic version of vigabatrin (Sabril). It is approved as an adjunctive therapy for patients with epilepsy to treat complex...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Germline Editing / Vaccine Refusal in Pregnancy / Internal & Family Medicine Opportunities

Physician's First Watch - Fri, 2019-01-18 05:00
Take a look at the latest from NEJM Group: New England Journal of Medicine: Medicine and Society: R. Alta Charo looks for a responsible way...
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25% of Antibiotic Prescriptions Could Be Inappropriate

Physician's First Watch - Fri, 2019-01-18 05:00
At least a quarter of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions filled in 2016 may be unnecessary, researchers conclude in The BMJ. Using a national U.S. claims database...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Acute Infection & MI Review / Fecal Transplant for Ulcerative Colitis / Oncology & Critical Care Opportunities

Physician's First Watch - Fri, 2019-01-18 05:00
Take a look at the latest from NEJM Group: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Review: Among patients who are hospitalized for pneumococcal pneumonia, the incidence...
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Ural Federal University scientists synthesize a group of multi-purpose fluorophores

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Thu, 2019-01-17 23:19
A group of scientists from Russia's Ural Federal University, headed by Professor Grigory Zyryanov, synthesized a group of multi-purpose fluorophores.
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Long periods of undisturbed sleep during pregnancy may be associated with stillbirth

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Thu, 2019-01-17 21:00
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Sleeping more than nine hours per night during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, a new Michigan Medicine-led international study suggests.
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Improved maternity care practices decrease racial gaps in breastfeeding in the US South

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Thu, 2019-01-17 21:00
(Boston Medical Center) A new paper published in Pediatrics links successful implementation of Baby-Friendly™ practices in the southern US with increases in breastfeeding rates and improved, evidence-based care. The changes were especially positive for African-American women.
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Drug prices are rising again. Is someone going to do something about it?

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Thu, 2019-01-17 19:46
Many drugmakers have announced price increases with the start of the new year. The new Congress wants to do something about that. And even though both Republicans and Democrats want to address the politically potent issue of drug prices, it is unclear what they might be able to agree on.
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Improvements in pharmacological study to fight cognitive impairment in schizophrenia

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Thu, 2019-01-17 05:47
A study by the UPV/EHU has assessed the effectiveness of various drugs, which are used to delay cognitive deterioration in patients with Alzheimer's, in improving cognitive impairment displayed by patients with schizophrenia.
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QIAGEN receives first companion diagnostic approval in Japan

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Wed, 2019-01-16 23:33
QIAGEN N.V. today announced that the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Agency has approved the therascreen EGFR RGQ PCR Kit to allow its use as a companion diagnostic with Pfizer's VIZIMPRO (dacomitinib) for EGFR gene mutation-positive, inoperable or recurrent non-small cell lung cancer.
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Study looks at trends over time in oral antibiotic prescribing by dermatologists

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Wed, 2019-01-16 23:14
This study looked at trends over time in oral antibiotic prescribing by dermatologists using commercial insurance claims data for almost 986,000 courses of oral antibiotics prescribed by nearly 12,000 dermatologists.
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Study determines impact of antibiotic perturbation of the gut microbiome on skeletal health

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Wed, 2019-01-16 22:06
Microbes are often seen as pathogens that cause disease and antibiotics have been used successfully to combat these foreign invaders. In reality, the picture is more complex.
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Opioid drugs often overprescribed to children for pain relief, say CHOP surgeons

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Wed, 2019-01-16 21:32
Opioid drugs prescribed to children for pain relief after a typical pediatric orthopaedic procedure may be significantly overprescribed, according to a new study by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
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New study finds only 13% of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions to be appropriate

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Wed, 2019-01-16 21:09
A new Northwestern Medicine study found only 13 percent of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions were appropriate, with 36 percent considered potentially appropriate.
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