New Drug Product: Rapivab

Treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza in patients who have been symptomatic for ≤2 days.

Aviation Industry and Mental Health Screening

The intentional crash of a Germanwings jetliner by a co-pilot on Tuesday has raised concerns about screening for mental illness in the aviation industry, but experts state that rates of suicide and suicide-homicide are extremely low and that screening may not prevent all deaths.

PTSD and Heart Failure

Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) had almost a 50% higher risk of developing heart failure over a seven-year follow-up period compared to their peers without PTSD, a study has found.

Hypertension-Related Deaths on the Rise

The overall death rate from hypertension in the United States has increased 23% since 2000, even as the death rate from all other causes has dropped 21%.

Necessary Procedure Leads to Assault Charges

The physician testified that the patient was belligerent and had punched him. The NP testified that she had explained the necessity of the procedure, describing the chaotic scene that followed.

Interaction Alert: Antivirals, Amiodarone

New safety warning regarding cases of serious and life-threatening symptomatic bradycardia as well as one case of fatal cardiac arrest following the co-administration of amiodarone with either Harvoni or Sovaldi in combination with another direct-acting antiviral.

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Evidence-Based Care for Atrial Fibrillation

The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association is pleased to provide Evidence-Based Care of the Patient with Atrial Fibrillation: A Call to Action for Nurses and Advanced Practice Nurses. This series of articles is designed to guide and support the clinical practice of those managing patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common cardiac arrhythmia in the United States.

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