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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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about 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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about 4 years ago
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Part B Drug Proposal Has Winners and Losers Alike

Primary care physicians would receive more Medicare revenue from drugs they administer, and oncologists, ophthalmologists, and rheumatologists would receive less.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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What does it mean to put new hepatitis C drugs on a list of essential medicines?

Expensive treatments for common conditions are unaffordable for most health system, even if they are cost effective. Julian Urrutia and colleagues examine how countries could respond to WHO making direct acting antivirals essential medicines  
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about 4 years ago
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What does it mean to put new hepatitis C drugs on a list of essential medicines?

Expensive treatments for common conditions are unaffordable for most health system, even if they are cost effective. Julian Urrutia and colleagues examine how countries could respond to WHO making direct acting antivirals essential medicines  
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about 4 years ago
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Successful Hypertriglyceridemia Treatment in Clinical Practice CME

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, cardiologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists.  
medscape.org
about 4 years ago
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Maine Mandates e-Prescribing of Controlled Substances

Maine has become the second state after New York to include EPCS in legislation dealing with the opioid epidemic; the state medical association supported the bill.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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High Hope for Medical Marijuana in Digestive Disorders

Does science suggest that medical marijuana could be effective in the treatment of various digestive disorders, and could legalization provide an avenue for further research into its benefits?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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What does it mean to put new hepatitis C drugs on a list of essential medicines?

Expensive treatments for common conditions are unaffordable for most health system, even if they are cost effective. Julian Urrutia and colleagues examine how countries could respond to WHO making direct acting antivirals essential medicines  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Is the Hype of Medical Marijuana All Smoke and Mirrors?

Is there enough scientific data to recommend marijuana as a medical treatment?  
medscape.com
about 4 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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about 4 years ago
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Opioid Prescriptions Among Women of Reproductive Age Enrolled in Medicaid — New York, 2008–2013 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
about 4 years ago
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ASCO's TAPUR Study: Off-Label Drugs for Actionable Mutations

Dr Edward Kim, a principal investigator in ASCO's TAPUR study, describes the trial's unique approach to evaluating the efficacy of targeted cancer therapies prescribed off-label.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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European Panel Endorses Three Cancer Drugs

The European regulators were busy this week with announcements about two drugs for hematologic cancers and one for neuroendocrine tumors.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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New drugs for aggressive prostate cancer 'promising' - BBC News

A new type of cancer drug could benefit men with aggressive prostate cancer which is no longer responding to treatment, say researchers.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Consider legalising drugs despite UN treaties, says influential commission

Many countries are already looking beyond the prohibitive stance of the “war on drugs,” which is widely seen as a harmful and costly failure. Richard Hurley reports from New York  
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about 4 years ago
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Pakistan is hit by a shortage of anti-tuberculosis drugs

Pakistan is facing a severe shortage of drugs to treat tuberculosis (TB)—most notably ethambutol and pyrazinamide which are used to treat complex cases—because the government and the pharmaceutical industry have not been able to come to an agreement over pricing.  
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about 4 years ago
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Pakistan is hit by a shortage of anti-tuberculosis drugs

Pakistan is facing a severe shortage of drugs to treat tuberculosis (TB)—most notably ethambutol and pyrazinamide which are used to treat complex cases—because the government and the pharmaceutical industry have not been able to come to an agreement over pricing.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago