New Product: Trulicity

Adjunct to diet and exercise, to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Wearables: What You Need to Know

Electronic activity monitors (also known as trackers or wearables) are quickly gaining in popularity with consumers for tracking physical activity, heart rate, sleep patterns, calorie consumption, and more.

Adverse Events with New Antibiotics, Antivirals

In a new study using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System database, researchers sought to determine clinically meaningful adverse events reported for 15 relatively new amtimicrobial agents.

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.

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

AGRYLIN

  • Hematological Disorders > Miscellaneous hematological agents
  • Additional Warnings/Precautions regarding QTc prolongation.
  • Updated: 11/26/2014

EPANED

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

ZORVOLEX

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

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