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Prescription drugs associated with fractures rarely reduced after fracture occurs

August 23, 2016

Nearly 75% of patients who were using at least one medication that increased their fracture risk did not have that drug reduced following a fragility fracture, according to data published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Jeffrey C. Munson, MD, MSCE, from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and colleagues urged health care providers to take the opportunity of a fragility fracture to modify prescription drug exposure and reduce the likelihood of secondary fractures.

Aetna warned DOJ challenge of Humana merger would result in ACA withdrawal

August 22, 2016
In a letter issued to the U.S. Department of Justice, Aetna threatened to withdraw from Affordable Care Act exchanges should the company be blocked from acquiring…
In the Journals

Lower salaries, higher burnout rates discourage primary care residency applications

August 19, 2016
Specialty medicine fields are 1.5 times more competitive than primary care specialties, but have nearly double the earning potential, according to data published in…

Sovaldi, Nexium, Crestor, Abilify top Medicare spending list

August 19, 2016
In the Medicare Part D program, more than one million health care providers prescribed nearly $121 billion in prescription drugs in 2014, according to data released by…
In the Journals

Nearly 20% of patients were discharged from hospital with unstable vital signs

August 17, 2016
An analysis of electronic health record data published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found 18.7% of patients were discharged from the hospital with at…
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Assessing Health Practitioner Knowledge of Appropriate Psychotropic Medication Use in Nursing Homes: Validation of the Older Age Psychotropic Quiz

Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Online Advanced Release, July 6, 2016
Despite widespread concern over psychotropic medication use, their regular administration continues in nursing homes…
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Redefining the Management of Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis: A Meeting of the Minds

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) are well recognized, but the non-motor symptoms are…
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VIDEO: Examining ORIF in osteoporosis-related tibial plateau fractures

November 25, 2015
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