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FDA approves Merck’s Ebola vaccine, Ervebo

December 20, 2019
Merck’s Ebola vaccine, Ervebo, has been approved by the FDA, the company announced, calling it “another important milestone in the global…

Nine stories to commemorate the 40th anniversary of smallpox eradication

December 20, 2019
WHO recently commemorated the 40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, which killed 300 million people in the 20th century — and many…
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Review of antibiotic prescriptions at discharge improves stewardship

December 20, 2019
Antibiotic prescribing at a small Veterans Affairs hospital improved following the implementation of antibiotic review at discharge, according to…
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Stewardship in the pediatrician’s office: It’s about time to get antibiotic smart

Infectious Diseases in Children, December 2019
Asif Noor, MD, FAAP; Ulka Kothari, MD
Antibiotics treat common childhood infections such as streptococcal pharyngitis and otitis media. Additionally, antibiotics treat serious infections…
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Federal spending package includes millions to fight antibiotic resistance

December 19, 2019
Experts applauded a federal spending package passed by both houses of Congress this week that includes millions of dollars earmarked to fight…

ACA’s individual mandate ruled unconstitutional, case sent back to district court

December 19, 2019
On Wednesday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced that it agreed with a district court that the Affordable Care Act’s individual…

Q&A: Finding a cure for hepatitis B

December 19, 2019
The NIH announced a plan to “intensify” ongoing hepatitis B virus research that is focused on finding a cure and improving screening and…
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Telemedicine ‘not a perfect solution’ to health care access issues

December 19, 2019
WASHINGTON The use of telemedicine has improved access to care for patients in rural areas while saving millions of dollars in travel…
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Q&A: Few child care centers require flu vaccination in kids, caregivers

December 18, 2019
Despite a CDC recommendation that everyone aged 6 months or older receive a seasonal influenza vaccine, only 24.5% of childcare centers reported…
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Prescribing practices for pregnant women with HIV not aligned with guidelines

December 18, 2019
A multisite prospective cohort study of more than 1,500 pregnant women with HIV showed that antiretroviral, or ARV, prescribing practices among this…
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Text reminders, stigma support boost retention in HIV care

December 18, 2019
Patients who receive HIV care at clinics that offer text message appointment reminders and stigma support services, such as mental health providers…

HHS unveils plan to allow states to import drugs from Canada

December 18, 2019
Today, HHS officials announced that they are seeking public input on two broad strategies that would, for the first time, allow “safe and…
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Treatability of HCV from heart transplants may broaden donor pool

December 18, 2019
The donor pool for heart transplants can potentially be expanded now that the infection from donor-derived hepatitis C is curable and well tolerated…
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Are outbreaks involving fresh produce, including romaine lettuce, on the rise?

December 17, 2019
The CDC and other public health institutions are investigating another Escherichia coli outbreak linked to leafy greens, this time Fresh Express…
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Communication crucial to reducing antibiotic prescribing in dentistry

December 17, 2019
Debra A. Goff, PharmD, FCCP, recalled what inspired her and several colleagues to review guidelines on the use of antibiotics in dentistry for the…
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USPSTF: Counsel sexually active teens, adults at risk for STIs

December 17, 2019
Clinicians can help prevent sexually transmitted infections by providing behavioral counseling to all sexually active teenagers and adults who are at…
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Maternal fluconazole use slightly increases congenital heart defect risk: Meta-analysis

December 17, 2019
The administration of oral antifungal agents fluconazole and itraconazole during pregnancy was not associated with an increased risk for birth…
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How to decide which type of investment advisor works for you

December 16, 2019
Choosing an investment advisor can be an extremely important decision for the long-term financial security of a physician. In this second…
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HCV-positive transplants into aviremic patients safe for multiple organs

December 16, 2019
Data from a large, real-world study contributed to the growing safety and efficacy evidence of transplanting hepatitis C-infected organs into…

CURE ID crowdsources novel uses of existing drugs

December 16, 2019
The FDA recently announced the launch of CURE ID, an online repository where clinicians can report novel uses of existing drugs for…