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  • 06/15/2018 11:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Researchers at the National Cancer Institute and other institutions have found "higher concentrations of vitamin D circulating in the bloodstream are linked to a lower risk of colorectal cancer. The findings were published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.   
  • 05/31/2018 11:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Kaiser Health News reports drugmakers that blocked generics of their brand name drugs by not selling samples have also raised prices on those drugs by double digits.  This has cost the United States billions. 

  • 05/21/2018 11:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On May 16, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Lucemyra (lofexidine hydrochloride) to lessen withdrawal symptoms related to abrupt discontinuation of opioids in adults. Lucemyra is the first non-opioid approved for use in a long term treatment plan for managing opioid use disorder (OUD).  The drug is only approved for treatment for up to 14 days. It is not approved as a stand-alone treatment for OUD. The FDA granted approval of Lucemyra to US WorldMeds, LLC. Read the FDA news release.

  • 05/16/2018 9:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts has notified KAOM a Kansas physician was contacted by a man who identified himself as being with the DEA. The physician was told she was "under investigation for illegal drugs" and that DEA agents would "come to her door and arrest her if she did not cooperate." The caller identified himself as Eric White and said his number was 800-882-9539. The DEA has confirmed this is clearly a scam and the DEA will not call the target of an investigation to tell them of the investigation. The DEA instructs physicians who receive a call like this to call 877-792-2873 (fraud number) or report it at www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov and to read this alert to advise your patients who have ordered medications over the internet.  The DEA also recommends filing a report with local authorities in case the scam is localized and not limited to using the DEA as the cover agent.  

  • 05/09/2018 8:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From the AOA Morning Brief:

    Dementia Patients Increasingly Being Given Antipsychotic Medications, Research Indicates.

    NPR (5/7) reports that research “from the AARP Public Policy Institute finds that dementia patients living at home or in assisted living facilities are increasingly being given antipsychotic” medications, even though such medications “are not approved to treat dementia.” The study analyzed information from Medicare Advantage plans from 2012 to 2015. When the study began, “12.6 percent of dementia patients living at home or in assisted living had prescriptions for antipsychotic” medications, but “by the end of the...study period, 13.4 percent of dementia patients living at home or in assisted living had prescriptions for antipsychotic” medications.

  • 03/05/2018 10:56 AM | Anonymous

    NIH-funded findings challenge common practice of increasing doses at early signs of worsening symptoms.

    Researchers have found that temporarily increasing the dosage of inhaled steroids when asthma symptoms begin to worsen does not effectively prevent severe flare-ups, and may be associated with slowing a child’s growth, challenging a common medical practice involving children with mild-to-moderate asthma.  

    The study, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, will appear online on March 3 in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) to coincide with its presentation at a meeting of the 2018 Joint Congress of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) and the World Allergy Organization (WAO) in Orlando, Florida. It will appear in print on March 8th.

    Click here to read the full article.

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