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Over-the-Counter Allergic Rhinitis Treatments: Navigating the Maze CME/CE

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists in primary care, allergy, clinical immunology, and pediatrics.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Education, Reminders Reduce Risky Prescriptions for Elders

Education and electronic reminders can reduce the prescription of potentially inappropriate medication to older patients discharged from the emergency department, new research shows.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Closure of community pharmacies in deprived areas will increase GP consultations, says report

More than one in four people who would usually seek advice on common ailments from their local pharmacy would make an appointment with their GP surgery instead if the pharmacy closed, says a report exploring the potential impact of government funding cuts that are likely to result in pharmacy closures.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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South Carolina Bans Remote Exams for Eyeglass Prescriptions

Optometrists' and ophthalmologists' associations differ on whether the exams and prescriptions are safe for patients; 10 states now have similar bans.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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GPs praised for 'dramatic' cut in antibiotic prescriptions - BBC News

GPs in England have "dramatically" reduced the amount of antibiotic prescriptions they prescribe to patients, latest figures reveal.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Noninsulin Therapies in Type 1 Diabetes: Rationale for Consideration CME/CE

This activity is intended for diabetologists & endocrinologists, primary care physicians, cardiologists, nurses and pharmacists.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) Revisited: What's New? CME

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, registered nurses, psychologists, social workers, and other healthcare professionals who treat patients with psychiatric illnesses.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Managing Mixed Depression: From Kraepelin to DSM-5 and Beyond CME

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, registered nurses, psychologists, social workers, and other healthcare professionals who treat patients with psychiatric illnesses.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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GPs achieve dramatic cut in antibiotic prescriptions

GPs in England have dramatically cut antibiotic prescribing, giving 2.6 million fewer prescriptions last year, figures from NHS Improvement have shown.  
feeds.bmj.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.  
feeds.bmj.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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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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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
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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.  
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
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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.  
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() });  
umem.org
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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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?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago