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Tracey Walker
Four New Ways to Approach Opioid Use Disorders
A new study has eye-opening findings on the use of buprenorphine induction in an opioid-dependent population with commercial benefit coverage
Heavy coffee consumption may endanger health in adults younger than 55
Drinking more than 28 cups of coffee per week may be unhealthy for people younger than 55, according to a recent study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
European trial results positive for dust mite allergy tablet
The first of 2 pivotal phase 3 trials with a new allergy immunotherapy tablet for the treatment of house dust mite-induced respiratory diseases has met its primary end points, according to ALK and partner Merck.
Xgeva approved to treat GCTB in adults and some adolescents
FDA approved the expanded use of denosumab (Xgeva, Amgen) to treat adults and some adolescents with giant cell tumor of the bone (GCTB), a rare and usually non-cancerous tumor.
Sanofi’s Quadrivalent flu vaccine approved
FDA has approved the supplemental biologics license application (sBLA) for licensure of its 4-strain influenza vaccine, Fluzone Quadrivalent vaccine (Sanofi Pasteur).
African-Americans more likely to die at first coronary event
African-American men and women continue to have higher risks of dying at the first presentation of heart disease compared with their white counterparts, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Low back pain may be difficult to self-manage, study says
Self-management has small effects on pain and disability in people with low back pain, according to a study published online in Arthritis Care & Research.
Analgesics linked to hearing loss in women
Women who regularly took the analgesics ibuprofen or acetaminophen 2 more days per week had an increased risk of hearing loss, according to a recent study published in a recent issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology.
Updated antiplatelet guideline highlights surgical bleeding risk
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has updated its clinical practice guideline on use of antiplatelet drugs during heart surgery.
Stroke decreases in elderly, but rises in younger patients
Stroke is declining in the elderly but increasing at younger ages, according to research published online in Neurology.