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A third of US antibiotic prescriptions are inappropriate, finds CDC study

Nearly a third of all antibiotic prescriptions written in the United States are given to patients who will not benefit or do not meet the clinical criteria for treatment with antibacterials, concludes a study published in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Tailoring Antithrombotic Therapy in PCI: Latest Strategies and Considerations CME

This activity is intended for general and interventional cardiologists, internal medicine practitioners, primary care physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.  
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over 3 years ago
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A third of US antibiotic prescriptions are inappropriate, finds CDC study

Nearly a third of all antibiotic prescriptions written in the United States are given to patients who will not benefit or do not meet the clinical criteria for treatment with antibacterials, concludes a study published in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Paucity of data on the safety of drugs for treating depression in pregnancy

Who will “Offer all women education about mental health problems in pregnancy, treatment options, and the effect on themselves and their offspring”? Drug safety is a major problem because children and pregnant women are vulnerable populations. Data to ascertain the benefit:harm ratio or guide dosing are …  
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over 3 years ago
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Drugs for Multiple Myeloma, Melanoma Approved in Europe

The European approvals are for elotuzumab (multiple myeloma) and nivolumab in combination with ipilimumab (advanced melanoma).  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Pfizer Blocks Its Drugs From Use in Lethal Injections

Pfizer Inc has taken steps to ensure that none of its products are used in lethal injections, the largest U.S. drugmaker said on Friday.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Pick a category... Airway Management Cardiology Critical Care Critical Care Literature Update Dermatology Endocrine ENT Financial & Investing Gastrointestional Geriatrics Hematology/Oncology Infectious Disease International EM Med-Legal Medical Education Misc Neurology Obstetrics & Gynecology Ophthamology Orthopedics Pediatrics Pharmacology & Therapeutics Procedures Pulmonary Toxicology Trauma Urology Vascular Visual Diagnosis $('#pearl_categories').change(function(){ window.location = "/educational_pearls/search/?category=" + $(this).val() });  
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over 3 years ago
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Australian GPs warn patients of funding cuts through prescription campaign

GPs in Australia are using prescriptions to voice their concerns about health cuts ahead of the country’s Federal election on 2 July.  
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over 3 years ago
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Pfizer blocks sales of its drugs for executions

The pharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced measures to block the sale of its products for the use in capital punishment, which means that all 25 Food and Drug Administration approved makers of potential lethal injection drugs have now declared their opposition to such use.  
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over 3 years ago
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Pfizer blocks sales of its drugs for executions

The pharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced measures to block the sale of its products for the use in capital punishment, which means that all 25 Food and Drug Administration approved makers of potential lethal injection drugs have now declared their opposition to such use.  
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over 3 years ago
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Visitors are using US website to search for high prescribing doctors

The US investigative journalism website ProPublica has found that many visitors to its online database that provides information on US physicians’ prescribing practices seem to be searching for doctors who freely prescribe opioids and other widely misused drugs.  
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over 3 years ago
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Visitors are using US website to search for high prescribing doctors

The US investigative journalism website ProPublica has found that many visitors to its online database that provides information on US physicians’ prescribing practices seem to be searching for doctors who freely prescribe opioids and other widely misused drugs.  
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over 3 years ago
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'Train NHS staff' to plug doctor gaps, bosses say - BBC News

Nurses, paramedics and pharmacists should be trained to fill in for doctors and help the NHS in England cope with demand, bosses say.  
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over 3 years ago
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Cancer Drugs Fund changes deeply concerning, say charities - BBC News

Fifteen cancer charities say they are "deeply concerned" about new plans for approving innovative cancer medicines for the NHS in England.  
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over 3 years ago
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CICM First Part Exam Practice SAQs 13052016

CICM First Part Exam Practice questions on renal physiology and pharmacology  
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over 3 years ago
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Lithium May Best Newer Drugs at Reducing Self-harm in BD

In this study of more than 6500 bipolar disorder patients, lithium was better at reducing rates of self-harm and unintended injury compared with newer drugs commonly prescribed for this condition.  
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over 3 years ago
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Opioid Prescriptions Among Women of Reproductive Age

This analysis suggests that nearly one in 10 women of reproductive age may be exposed to opioids in the prenatal period, risking adverse infant outcomes, including neonatal abstinence syndrome.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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HIV Infection Among Persons Who Inject Drugs

Through combined prevention interventions, new HIV infections among persons who inject drugs had been significantly reduced in several locations. Why the new outbreaks?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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APS Issues New Guidance on Medical Marijuana for Pain

With patients increasingly turning to herbal cannabis for chronic pain -- legally or not -- the American Pain Society white paper offers clinical guidance and strong suggestions on the need for more research.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Pick a category... Airway Management Cardiology Critical Care Critical Care Literature Update Dermatology Endocrine ENT Financial & Investing Gastrointestional Geriatrics Hematology/Oncology Infectious Disease International EM Med-Legal Medical Education Misc Neurology Obstetrics & Gynecology Ophthamology Orthopedics Pediatrics Pharmacology & Therapeutics Procedures Pulmonary Toxicology Trauma Urology Vascular Visual Diagnosis $('#pearl_categories').change(function(){ window.location = "/educational_pearls/search/?category=" + $(this).val() });  
umem.org
over 3 years ago