New Product: Orbactiv

Acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.

Case Study: Kratom Use Instigates Jaundice

A case report describes a 58-year-old man with schizoaffective disorder admitted to the hospital for jaundice and liver injury suspected to be due to use of the herbal product kratom.

Can Prescription Heroin Help Addicts?

The Providence Medical Clinic in Vancouver, Canada has been granted permission to prescribe heroin to patients who do not respond to methadone for maintenance treatment of opioid addiction.

Most Excessive Drinkers Aren't Alcohol Dependent

A new study by the CDC reports that 90% of adult excessive drinkers do not meet the criteria for alcohol dependence.

What Do 200 Calories Look Like? ...

A new app called Calorific can show users portion sizes containing 200 calories for a wide range of foods. Which foods can offer the most volume for 200 calories?

Warty Papules on the Chest, Ears

A patient, aged 50 years, presented with complaints of bumps on her chest, behind her ears, and in her ear conchae. Can you solve this clinical challenge?

Can Garlic Prevent a Cold?

While garlic is believed to have antibacterial and antiviral properties, there is insufficient evidence to say whether it has any effect on the common cold.

Chart Comments Lead to Defamation Lawsuit

A clinician's opinions about a patient, noted in the patient's chart, become grounds for charges of defamation.

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Drug Updates


  • Cardiovascular Disease > CHF and arrhythmias
  • Approved for symptomatic heart failure and asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction.
  • Updated: 11/24/2014


  • Musculoskeletal Disorders > Arthritis/rheumatic disorders
  • Approved for osteoarthritis pain.
  • Updated: 11/21/2014


  • Cardiovascular Disease > Thromboembolic disorders
  • Approved for treatment of DVT, PE; and risk reduction of recurrent DVT or PE.
  • Updated: 11/20/2014

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