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Oseltamivir Not Linked to Suicide Risk in Pediatric Patients

March 16, 2018. 7:00 PM CDT. No significant link for oseltamivir exposure or flu diagnosis with suicide in case-crossover analysis Read article


Drug Copayments Often Exceed Prescription Drug Costs

March 14, 2018 Overpayments affect 23 percent of all prescriptions; more common with generic drugs

Bundled Intervention May Improve HPV Vaccination Rates

March 14, 2018 Intervention included QI training, provider prompts, communication training, performance feedback

U.S. Spends Twice As Much for Similar Health Care Utilization

March 13, 2018 U.S. has higher administrative and pharmaceutical costs than 10 other high-income countries

Three-Pronged Approach Can Improve Physician Engagement

March 12, 2018 Strategy used by one practice improved physician engagement and relieved burnout

Over 5,100 Noncongenital Zika Cases Reported in U.S. in 2016

March 12, 2018 Ninety-five percent of cases were identified in travelers returning from Zika virus-affected areas

Doctors Facing Challenge to Help Needy While Protecting Practices

March 09, 2018 Many practices are finding it difficult to maintain their viability while caring for patients who can't pay

Increase in Acetaminophen Use, Overuse in Cold/Flu Season

March 09, 2018 Increase in use mainly due to increased use of over-the-counter combination meds for cold/flu

Maternal Use of TDF Doesn’t Further Reduce HBV Transmission

March 08, 2018 Findings in setting with low HBV transmission with administration of hepatitis B immune globulin, vaccine

Vaccine Exposure in First 23 Months Has No Adverse Impact

March 07, 2018 Vaccine antigen exposure doesn't differ for those with, without later non-vaccine-targeted infections

Many PICCs Placed Have Dwell Time of No More Than Five Days

March 07, 2018 Among patients with short-term peripherally inserted central catheter, about 1 in 10 has a complication

HPV Vaccine Intervention Tied to Increased Vaccination

March 06, 2018 Clinician intervention includes communication training, fact sheets, parent education site

Prophylaxis Can Prevent HCV Infection in Kidney Recipients

March 06, 2018 With direct-acting antivirals, no adverse events seen when kidneys came from HCV-infected donors

S. epidermidis Producing 6-HAP May Protect From Skin Neoplasia

March 01, 2018 6-HAP selectively inhibited proliferation of tumor lines in culture; cut incidence of UV-induced tumors in mice

Early Studies Often Show Exaggerated Treatment Effect

February 27, 2018 Findings based on assessment of trials evaluating drugs, devices to treat chronic medical conditions

Recommendations for Optimizing Hidden Curriculum in Medicine

February 26, 2018 Clinical learning environment should be optimized by ensuring what is taught in classroom is modeled