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Pfizer blocks sales of its drugs for executions

The pharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced measures to block the sale of its products for the use in capital punishment, which means that all 25 Food and Drug Administration approved makers of potential lethal injection drugs have now declared their opposition to such use.  
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over 3 years ago
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Pfizer blocks sales of its drugs for executions

The pharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced measures to block the sale of its products for the use in capital punishment, which means that all 25 Food and Drug Administration approved makers of potential lethal injection drugs have now declared their opposition to such use.  
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over 3 years ago
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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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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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'Train NHS staff' to plug doctor gaps, bosses say - BBC News

Nurses, paramedics and pharmacists should be trained to fill in for doctors and help the NHS in England cope with demand, bosses say.  
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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.  
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over 3 years ago
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CICM First Part Exam Practice SAQs 13052016

CICM First Part Exam Practice questions on renal physiology and pharmacology  
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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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Opioid Prescriptions Among Women of Reproductive Age

This analysis suggests that nearly one in 10 women of reproductive age may be exposed to opioids in the prenatal period, risking adverse infant outcomes, including neonatal abstinence syndrome.  
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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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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over 3 years ago
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What's New in Hypothyroidism? CME/CE

This activity is intended for diabetologists, endocrinologists, primary care physicians, obstetricians, gynecologists, nurses, and pharmacists.  
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over 3 years ago
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Hospital Management of T2DM: Ensuring Care Coordination Across the Continuum to Reduce Readmission CME/CE

The target audience for this educational initiative includes endocrinologists, hospitalists, primary care physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with type 2 diabetes.  
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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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EM Topic – Toxicology & Environmental

 
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over 3 years ago
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Monocular Trial of Glaucoma Eye Drops Could Curb Additional Clinic Visits

If glaucoma eye drops reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in one eye at various times of day, they are likely to reduce it in the other eye, researchers from Nottingham University in the U.K. report.  
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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.  
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over 3 years ago
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Cigna Plans to Cut Opioid Use Among U.S. Customers by 25%

Health insurer Cigna Corp plans to cut its customers' prescriptions for opioid treatments by 25 percent over the next three years, putting its weight behind a U.S. government battle against addictive painkillers.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Should a Bachelor's Degree Be Required for Pharmacy School?

The author of this commentary argues that a bachelor's degree, including a solid basic science foundation, is essential for every entering student pharmacist.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago