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MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 34

This week we cover the latest COVID-19 developments including a triple antiviral therapy that looks promising, Emergency Use Authorizations granted to diagnostics and critical meds, Moderna’s investigational vaccine gets Fast Tracked, and the National Institute of Health’s remdesivir plus baricitinib trial.

Nonopioid Drug Therapies Evaluated for Chronic Pain

Various electronic databases were accessed to obtain randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating nonopioid agents in chronic pain patients. The review focused on 7 chronic pain conditions, including neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, low back pain, chronic headache, and sickle cell disease.

FDA Approves OTC Combination of Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen

The FDA has approved Advil Dual Action with Acetaminophen (GlaxoSmithKline), the first over-the-counter (OTC) fixed-dose combination therapy containing ibuprofen and acetaminophen for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains due to headache, backache, muscular aches, toothache, menstrual cramps, and minor pain of arthritis. Each caplet contains 125mg of Ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)…

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 22

This week on the pod we cover the withdrawal of Belviq, the weight-loss drug, from the market; the over-the-counter approval of diclofenac gel and olopatadine eye drops; a new contraceptive transdermal patch; a possible vaccine for ricintoxin; and new research finds that hundreds of sellers are using Craigslist to sell prescribing medications.

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast: Episode 17

In our first episode of 2020 we cover new management guidelines in osteoarthritis; Recommendations for the use of testosterone therapy; The best diets for 2020; Two drug recalls; And a new drug approved for the treatment of migraines.