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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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over 3 years ago
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The management of dry eye

Dry eye disease (also called keratoconjunctivitis sicca) is a common condition, with a prevalence ranging from 8 to 34%, depending on the criteria used.1 It becomes more common with increasing age and affects more women than men. Artificial tears and ocular lubricants are considered the mainstay of treatment, and there is a very wide range of these products available. In England in 2014, over 6.4 million prescription items for artificial tears, ocular lubricants, and astringents were dispensed in the community at a cost to the NHS of over £27 million.2 In this article we review the management of dry eye disease, focusing on artificial tears and ocular lubricants.  
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over 3 years ago
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The management of dry eye

Dry eye disease (also called keratoconjunctivitis sicca) is a common condition, with a prevalence ranging from 8 to 34%, depending on the criteria used.1 It becomes more common with increasing age and affects more women than men. Artificial tears and ocular lubricants are considered the mainstay of treatment, and there is a very wide range of these products available. In England in 2014, over 6.4 million prescription items for artificial tears, ocular lubricants, and astringents were dispensed in the community at a cost to the NHS of over £27 million.2 In this article we review the management of dry eye disease, focusing on artificial tears and ocular lubricants.  
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over 3 years ago
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The management of dry eye

Dry eye disease (also called keratoconjunctivitis sicca) is a common condition, with a prevalence ranging from 8 to 34%, depending on the criteria used.1 It becomes more common with increasing age and affects more women than men. Artificial tears and ocular lubricants are considered the mainstay of treatment, and there is a very wide range of these products available. In England in 2014, over 6.4 million prescription items for artificial tears, ocular lubricants, and astringents were dispensed in the community at a cost to the NHS of over £27 million.2 In this article we review the management of dry eye disease, focusing on artificial tears and ocular lubricants.  
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over 3 years ago
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The management of dry eye

Dry eye disease (also called keratoconjunctivitis sicca) is a common condition, with a prevalence ranging from 8 to 34%, depending on the criteria used.1 It becomes more common with increasing age and affects more women than men. Artificial tears and ocular lubricants are considered the mainstay of treatment, and there is a very wide range of these products available. In England in 2014, over 6.4 million prescription items for artificial tears, ocular lubricants, and astringents were dispensed in the community at a cost to the NHS of over £27 million.2 In this article we review the management of dry eye disease, focusing on artificial tears and ocular lubricants.  
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over 3 years ago
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The management of dry eye

Dry eye disease (also called keratoconjunctivitis sicca) is a common condition, with a prevalence ranging from 8 to 34%, depending on the criteria used.1 It becomes more common with increasing age and affects more women than men. Artificial tears and ocular lubricants are considered the mainstay of treatment, and there is a very wide range of these products available. In England in 2014, over 6.4 million prescription items for artificial tears, ocular lubricants, and astringents were dispensed in the community at a cost to the NHS of over £27 million.2 In this article we review the management of dry eye disease, focusing on artificial tears and ocular lubricants.  
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Economic Analysis of Obtaining a PharmD Degree

Does investment in a pharmacy education yield a favorable financial return? This study estimates the long-term economic benefit of obtaining a pharmacy degree and working as a pharmacist.  
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over 3 years ago
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Cancer Drugs in the US: High Prices but Low Value

Competition will not necessarily control cancer drug prices in the US, and compared with other industrialized nations, the US gets low value for its high spending.  
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over 3 years ago
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Newer drugs for refractory and relapsed multiple myeloma are effective but costly, review finds

Several newer generation drugs used to treat relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma offer slightly improved health outcomes but would need to be substantially discounted to be cost effective, a review by an independent non-profit US institute has concluded.1  
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Therapeutic substitution could reduce US drug spending by nearly 10%, study finds

The routine use of therapeutic substitution—where cheaper, chemically different compounds from the same therapeutic drug class are substituted for higher priced brand name drugs—could reduce US drug spending by nearly 10%, a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine has found.1  
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Newer drugs for refractory and relapsed multiple myeloma are effective but costly, review finds

Several newer generation drugs used to treat relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma offer slightly improved health outcomes but would need to be substantially discounted to be cost effective, a review by an independent non-profit US institute has concluded.1  
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Therapeutic substitution could reduce US drug spending by nearly 10%, study finds

The routine use of therapeutic substitution—where cheaper, chemically different compounds from the same therapeutic drug class are substituted for higher priced brand name drugs—could reduce US drug spending by nearly 10%, a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine has found.1  
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A third of US antibiotic prescriptions are inappropriate, finds CDC study

Nearly a third of all antibiotic prescriptions written in the United States are given to patients who will not benefit or do not meet the clinical criteria for treatment with antibacterials, concludes a study published in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association.1  
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Tailoring Antithrombotic Therapy in PCI: Latest Strategies and Considerations CME

This activity is intended for general and interventional cardiologists, internal medicine practitioners, primary care physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.  
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over 3 years ago
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A third of US antibiotic prescriptions are inappropriate, finds CDC study

Nearly a third of all antibiotic prescriptions written in the United States are given to patients who will not benefit or do not meet the clinical criteria for treatment with antibacterials, concludes a study published in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association.1  
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Paucity of data on the safety of drugs for treating depression in pregnancy

Who will “Offer all women education about mental health problems in pregnancy, treatment options, and the effect on themselves and their offspring”? Drug safety is a major problem because children and pregnant women are vulnerable populations. Data to ascertain the benefit:harm ratio or guide dosing are …  
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Drugs for Multiple Myeloma, Melanoma Approved in Europe

The European approvals are for elotuzumab (multiple myeloma) and nivolumab in combination with ipilimumab (advanced melanoma).  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Pfizer Blocks Its Drugs From Use in Lethal Injections

Pfizer Inc has taken steps to ensure that none of its products are used in lethal injections, the largest U.S. drugmaker said on Friday.  
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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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Australian GPs warn patients of funding cuts through prescription campaign

GPs in Australia are using prescriptions to voice their concerns about health cuts ahead of the country’s Federal election on 2 July.  
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over 3 years ago