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Pharmacological Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis

Read about the safety and efficacy of the newest drugs used to treat psoriatic arthritis.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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CORE EM: Pharmacology of Insulins - emdocs

Insulin was first licensed for human use in 1922. Since then, numerous formulations with various similar names have been produced and marketed. Because the names of the different drugs are often very similar (novolin vs novalog) it can difficult for emergency providers to keep all of the agents straight. In this post, we discuss the categories of insulins, the nomenclature and the pharmacokinetics of the most commonly used agents.  
emdocs.net
over 4 years ago
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NICE calls for safer use of controlled drugs

GPs should advise patients on the safe storage of controlled drugs such as morphine, methadone, and diazepam, new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) states.1  
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over 4 years ago
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NICE calls for safer use of controlled drugs

GPs should advise patients on the safe storage of controlled drugs such as morphine, methadone, and diazepam, new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) states.1  
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over 4 years ago
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IMS Report: US Spending on Medicines Hit $310 Bln in 2015

Specialty drugs, such as those for HCV and cancer, are partly driving the increase. An expert says physicians will find good news in the report with an increasing number of new treatment options.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Malaria resistance 'unable to spread' - BBC News

The first case of the malaria parasite being unable to spread its resistance to drugs has been discovered by scientists in Australia.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Reader Poll: What's Your Opinion of FDA Watch Lists?

The FDA has fallen behind on reporting serious adverse effects with drugs.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Surgery Tops Drugs for Glycemic Control at 5 Years: STAMPEDE

The study "confirms the ongoing benefit of bariatric surgery," said one observer in an interview. Now, "what we really need to know now is health economics and cardiovascular outcomes."  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Warning over kidney risk from heartburn drugs - BBC News

Long-term use of heartburn drugs may increase the risk of kidney damage, according to US research.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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EMA Expands Review of New HCV Drugs

The action was prompted by a report of unexpected early hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence in patients treated with direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis C virus infection.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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FDA Pulls Approval of Niacin, Fibrate in Combo with Statins

The agency is withdrawing approvals of two drugs for combining with statins in treating dyslipidemia; they are already seldom used with statins following trials years ago failing to show much benefit.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Skin cancer: Pair of drugs 'eliminate 20% of tumours' - BBC News

A fifth of people with advanced melanoma have no sign of tumours in their body after treatment with a pair of immunotherapy drugs, a study shows.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Slashing the Cost of Cure: Hep C Generics' First Data Shine

Generic medications for hepatitis C, which are about 1% of the cost of brand-name drugs, pay back big, according to preliminary results from the REDEMPTION-1 trial.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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First Evidence That Hep C Drugs Curb Liver Transplants

Patients are being delisted from liver transplant wait lists because of direct-acting antiviral therapy, investigators report, but there are no long-term data to predict their future, experts caution.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Can Topical and Oral NSAIDs Be Combined for Pain Relief?

Are two nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs better than one when it comes to treating pain?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Could cures for cancer lie hidden in the cloud? - BBC News

Cloud computing, genome sequencing and artificial intelligence are helping speed up the discovery of drugs that could cure cancer and other diseases.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Sorafenib a Possible Option for Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma?

Sorafenib might be a suitable option for treating advanced MTC, when the standard drugs are not available.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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UN drugs summit opens with worldwide divisions laid bare - BBC News

In what is billed as the most significant meeting in years, UN members are discussing the global drugs problem - but sharp divisions have been exposed.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Drug users’ families demand end to “war on drugs”

The families of dead users of illicit drugs protested outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Monday 18 April, the day before the start of an emergency three day special meeting of the UN general assembly (UNGASS2016) to discuss the global drug problem, the first since 1998.  
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over 4 years ago
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Drug users’ families demand end to “war on drugs”

The families of dead users of illicit drugs protested outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Monday 18 April, the day before the start of an emergency three day special meeting of the UN general assembly (UNGASS2016) to discuss the global drug problem, the first since 1998.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago