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Heroin Epidemic Expands Its Grip on America

12:00 PM EST. Use of the narcotic grew 5-fold in a decade, helped by scourge of prescription painkiller abuse By Steven Reinberg
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JOURNAL UPDATE

Substance Abuse Is a Treatable Chronic Medical Condition

12:00 PM EST. ACP position paper outlines health and public policy interventions for effective prevention and…

MONTHLY JOURNAL SUMMARY

February 2017 Briefing - Pharmacy

March 01, 2017. The Monthly Journal Summary is a single article covering the most important journal articles published in the previous 30 days.


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Dr. A. De la Guerra's avatarBevacizumab for breast cancer: FDA grants a stay of execution

Dr. A. De la Guerra. The Food and Drug Administration has after repeated delays proposed removing metastatic breast cancer as an indication from the Avastin label. The proposal is being contested by Roche/Genentech, the drug’s maker. In this article we review the evidence for and against this decision.

John Kenyon, CNA's avatarChemotherapy and cardiac toxicity - the lesser of two evils

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One of the most dreaded side effects of certain chemotherapy agents is their effect on the heart. The paradox comes from the fact that these drugs, while only a handful, are among the few chemotherapy agents with a substantial survival benefit. In some cases their use is unavoidable.


Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatarMassive Recall of Tylenol in USA, UAE and Fiji

Tamer M. Fouad, M.D..

Johnson and Johnson is extending the voluntary recall of certain lots of OTC products in the Americas, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Fiji. This includes Tylenol, Motrin and St. Joseph’s aspirin.



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Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.'s avatar

RE: Aspirin Use as Treatment in Colorectal Cancer: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

By Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.

Thank you for reading my article.  Interesting theory.  Lots of research is ongoing to figure out the many ways aspirin does it magic.

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