In the JournalsPerspective

Most youth with nicotine use disorder are not treated

October 8, 2019
Nearly all Medicaid-insured adolescents and young adults with diagnosed nicotine use disorder, or NUD, do not receive counseling or pharmacologic…
In the JournalsPerspective

Heart disease increases risk for severe skin reactions to allopurinol

October 8, 2019
Heart disease is associated with an increased risk for severe cutaneous adverse reactions to allopurinol, according to data published in the…
Meeting News

Expert stresses medication awareness to circumvent 'dramatic bone loss,' fracture risk

October 7, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Understanding which drugs and drug classes contribute to adverse bone effects, including bone loss and fractures, may be extremely…
Meeting News

Lofexidine lowers need for supportive medications to control opioid withdrawal symptoms

October 7, 2019
Results from a study presented at Psych Congress suggested that lofexidine can effectively mitigate symptoms of opioid withdrawal syndrome during…
Meeting News

Nontraumatic tooth loss may be predictive of CVD risk

October 7, 2019
Researchers observed an independent association between the number of teeth a patient has lost and their risk for developing CVD, according to…

How does sleep duration impact cardiometabolic risk? Read the week’s top stories in cardiology

October 7, 2019
Sleep duration was a significant predictor of cardiometabolic risk and several other causes of mortality, and children who were exposed to a…
In the Journals

Antidepressants not associated with adverse health outcomes

October 7, 2019
Current evidence does not support claims of adverse health outcomes associated with antidepressant use, and such claims are likely exaggerated by…
In the JournalsPerspective

Up to $935B wasted in health care spending annually

October 7, 2019
The estimated cost of waste in the United States health care system ranged from $760 billion to $935 billion annually, or about 25% of total health…
In the Journals

Mobility impairment during hospitalization for MI may predict functional decline

October 7, 2019
Impaired mobility during hospitalization for acute MI may be a risk factor for functional decline among older patients who survived the event…
In the Journals

Intervention may reduce treatment burden in patients with multiple chronic conditions

October 7, 2019
For older adults with multiple chronic conditions, an intervention program designed to align patient care with individual health goals may be…
In the JournalsPerspective

HPV drops 86% among teens 10 years after vaccine is introduced

October 7, 2019
HPV serotypes included in the quadrivalent vaccine, or 4vHPV, decreased 86% among adolescents aged 14 to 19 years a decade after its introduction in…
In the JournalsPerspective

Hypogonadism, hypocortisolism common in chronic opioid use

October 7, 2019
Hypogonadism occurs in more than half of men using opioids, and hypocortisolism occurs in approximately one-fifth of all patients, according to…
In the JournalsPerspective

Prior authorization linked to treatment delays

October 7, 2019
Prior authorization requirements are associated with delays in treatment, with denials linked to greater glucocorticoid exposure for patients…
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Lofexidine, ketamine, cannabinoids: possible alternatives to opiates for chronic pain

October 5, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Thomas Kosten, MD, Waggoner Chair and Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, Immunology, and Neuroscience, and director of the…
Meeting News

More research needed to determine CBD’s role in psychiatry

October 5, 2019
SAN DIEGO — With cannabidiol, or CBD, becoming increasingly popular, a presenter here at Psych Congress discussed what that can mean for…
In the JournalsPerspective

Booster doses of yellow fever vaccine may be warranted

October 4, 2019
The immunogenicity of yellow fever vaccine given to children in Mali and Ghana at age 9 months rapidly waned, researchers reported in The Lancet
FDA News

FDA approves trifarotene cream for acne

October 4, 2019
The FDA recently approved Galderma’s topical retinoid cream, known as Aklief, for the treatment of acne vulgaris. Additionally, the company…
Meeting News

Mental health treatment options for women of reproductive age

October 4, 2019
SAN DIEGO — In a session here, Marlene P. Freeman, MD, associate professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and associate director of the…
Meeting News

Sleep-related breathing disorders common in truck drivers

October 4, 2019
In a survey of more than 900 Italian truck drivers, approximately half reported experiencing at least one sleep-related breathing problem, according…
Breaking News

Trump issues executive order to expand private Medicare insurance plans

October 4, 2019
President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that directs HHS to take action to provide more insurance plan options under Medicare Advantage…