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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


Digoxin Tied to Higher Mortality in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

March 14, 2018 Mortality risk increased with higher serum digoxin levels; results similar regardless of heart failure

Drug Copayments Often Exceed Prescription Drug Costs

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

Depression Seen in One in 20 Childbearing-Aged Women

March 14, 2018 Yet, antidepressant use is low in those with minor and major depression

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

PTs Support Interprofessional Model of Care With Pharmacists

March 13, 2018 Most survey respondents reported a positive perception of interactions with pharmacists

Opioid Receipt Up for Teens With Mental Health Conditions

March 13, 2018 Teens with pre-existing mental health conditions, tx more likely to transition to long-term opioid use

Great Recession Linked to Increase in BP, Blood Glucose

March 13, 2018 Larger effects of 2008 to 2010 recession seen for younger adults and older homeowners

Three-Pronged Approach Can Improve Physician Engagement

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

Considerable Resource Use, Costs for Cardiovascular Care

March 12, 2018 Ten-year health care costs were $23,142 in MESA cohort; 78 percent of costs linked to medication use

Median Household Income Predicts Survival in Anal Cancer

March 12, 2018 Lower income tied to worse overall, cancer-specific survival in squamous cell carcinoma of the anus

Odds of Opioid Prescriptions Up in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

March 12, 2018 More oxycodone tablets provided per prescription for HNCA versus lung and colon cancer

No Safety Concerns Noted in Study of Intranasal Insulin Use

March 12, 2018 However, more data is needed on the long-term safety of chronic intranasal insulin administration

NCCN Recommends New Drugs Beyond FDA-Approved Indications

March 09, 2018 NCCN recommended 47 FDA-approved drugs for 113 indications; 39 percent were extra recommendations

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

Botulinum Toxin Injections Improve Facial Surgical Scars

March 09, 2018 Findings based on a small study of botox injections done immediately after surgical wound closure