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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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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.  
bbc.co.uk
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.  
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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How big a threat are superbugs? - BBC News

The Victoria Derbyshire programme looks at the battle against infections that are resistant to drugs.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Oncologist pays $300 000 to settle US claims of billing for fake cancer drug

A California oncologist and his wife, who was also his office manager, have paid $300 000 (£205 000; €268 000) to settle government allegations that they billed Medicare for illegally imported, unapproved cancer drugs—which later turned out to contain no active ingredient.  
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over 3 years ago
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Newer Diabetes Drugs Can Mask Post-Bariatric Surgery Ketoacidosis

Patients with type 2 diabetes are at risk of developing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) soon after bariatric surgery, new findings show.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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17 Essential Drugs at Risk for Price Boost, Analysts Say

Access is dwindling for many older, off-patent, essential drugs as companies acquire therapies in niche markets where there are few or no alternatives, and then jack up the price.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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When antibiotics no longer work - BBC News

As antibiotics resistance grows around the world, for some people even the strongest drugs no longer work  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Nivolumab for Metastatic Melanoma

This brief profile gives an overview of nivolumab, a human monoclonal antibody against PD-1 receptor, approved for treatment of unresectable or metastatic melanoma that is unresponsive to other drugs.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Three new treatments for diabetes recommended by NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published final guidance recommending three drugs—canagliflozin (Invokana), dapagliflozin (Forxiga), and empagliflozin (Jardiance)—as treatment options for adults with type 2 diabetes if metformin, sulfonylurea, or pioglitazone are contraindicated or not tolerated.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Three new treatments for diabetes recommended by NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published final guidance recommending three drugs—canagliflozin (Invokana), dapagliflozin (Forxiga), and empagliflozin (Jardiance)—as treatment options for adults with type 2 diabetes if metformin, sulfonylurea, or pioglitazone are contraindicated or not tolerated.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Three new treatments for diabetes recommended by NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published final guidance recommending three drugs—canagliflozin (Invokana), dapagliflozin (Forxiga), and empagliflozin (Jardiance)—as treatment options for adults with type 2 diabetes if metformin, sulfonylurea, or pioglitazone are contraindicated or not tolerated.1  
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over 3 years ago
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NICE Recommends Three Diabetes Treatments

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is issuing guidance recommending three existing drugs as individual treatments for type 2 diabetes.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Benzodiazepines Are Often Inappropriately Prescribed

Although the drugs have known adverse effects for people with depression, 52% of prescriptions, which often come from primary care physicians, were concurrent with prescriptions for antidepressants.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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US senators urge FDA to take action over wasted cancer drugs

US senators are calling for federal officials to scrutinize the drug industry’s marketing of expensive cancer drugs in vials containing more of the drug than is often needed, a practice that leads to hundreds of millions of dollars worth of drugs being thrown away every year.  
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over 3 years ago
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EU Regulators OK Two Hepatitis C Drugs, One for All Genotypes

Both drugs achieve high cure rates in 12 weeks without requiring concomitant use of interferon, known for its harsh adverse events.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Ecstasy is making a comeback, European drugs report warns

Methylenedioxymethamfetamine (MDMA), most commonly used in the form of “ecstasy” tablets, is returning as a stimulant drug of choice for young people in Europe, stated the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction in its annual report presented in Lisbon, Portugal, on 31 May.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago