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Indian scheme to reduce antibiotic misuse is failing because of widespread ignorance, say pharmacists

A scheme implemented by the Indian government in March 2014 to prevent antibiotic misuse is being hampered by low levels of patient education and poverty, clinicians have said.  
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Indian scheme to reduce antibiotic misuse is failing because of widespread ignorance, say pharmacists

A scheme implemented by the Indian government in March 2014 to prevent antibiotic misuse is being hampered by low levels of patient education and poverty, clinicians have said.  
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Breast cancer: Taking hormonal drugs for up to 15 years can reduce risk - study - BBC News

Taking hormonal drugs for up to 15 years reduces the risk of breast cancers coming back, a landmark study suggests.  
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over 3 years ago
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Disclaimer: These study guides are only provided as medical student study resources. Do not  use the information therein without the guidance of a licensed medical professional.  
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over 3 years ago
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'New era' of personalised cancer drugs, say doctors - BBC News

Cancer is entering a "new era" of personalised medicine with drugs targeted to the specific weaknesses in each patient's tumour, say doctors.  
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over 3 years ago
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Inventing a Machine That Spits Out Drugs in a Whole New Way

In a lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all the work that happens in a vast pharmaceutical manufacturing plant happens in a device the size of your kitchen refrigerator.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Tai Chi Resembles Drugs, Aerobics in Blood Pressure Lowering

Results from a new meta-analysis suggest that tai chi can lower blood pressure in older people as effectively as drugs or other exercise.  
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over 3 years ago
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FDA-Approved Cancer Drugs That Are 'Deeply Problematic'

The US Food and Drug Administration wants to expedite the availability of cancer drugs. But is this a good idea when full approval is based on an unproven, unexamined surrogate end point?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Specialists attack drug agency’s fast track approval scheme

A plan to fast track the approval of new medicines in Europe has been criticised by a group of leading specialists in pharmacology and public health.  
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over 3 years ago
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National Pain Strategy: Implications for Pharmacy Practice

How will the National Pain Strategy, currently under development, impact the pharmacist's role in the optimal management of patients experiencing pain?  
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over 3 years ago
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Off-Label Antidepressant Prescribing Increasingly Common

Off-label prescribing of antidepressants is increasing, particularly for insomnia and pain, even though their efficacy has not been established for these conditions, new research shows.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Pick a category... Airway Management Cardiology Critical Care Critical Care Literature Update Dermatology Endocrine ENT Financial & Investing Gastrointestional Geriatrics Hematology/Oncology Infectious Disease International EM Med-Legal Medical Education Misc Neurology Obstetrics & Gynecology Ophthamology Orthopedics Pediatrics Pharmacology & Therapeutics Procedures Pulmonary Toxicology Trauma Urology Vascular Visual Diagnosis $('#pearl_categories').change(function(){ window.location = "/educational_pearls/search/?category=" + $(this).val() });  
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Glaucoma Drugs May Skew Eye Pressure Readings

Chronic use of prostaglandin analogues (PGAs) may cause reversible corneal changes contributing to underestimation of intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma patients, according to Canadian researchers.  
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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  
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Sun Pharma Gets U.S. Subpoena Over Generic Drugs Pricing

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has subpoenaed India's largest drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd seeking information about the pricing and marketing of the generic drugs it sells in the United States, the company said.  
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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  
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Tox Myths and Mistruths - INTENSIVE

On Saturday 11th June 2016, The Irish Intensive Care Society Annual Scientific Meeting in Dublin will incorporate a Toxicology Symposium, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Irish National Poisons Information Center. The full programme is available here (pdf), and from the point-of-view of a tox-obsessed intensivist, it looks pretty exciting! The international line-up alone includes Donna Seger (USA), Bruno Mégarbane (France), Leon Gussow of The Poison Review fame (USA) and John Myburgh (Australia). In addition, I will be speaking about ‘Tox Myths and Mistruths’, and the resources for the talk are provided below.  
intensiveblog.com
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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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