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			Into the Fray: AHA's First Scientific Statement on Statin Safety
				Should Flu Vaccine Be Mandatory for Medical Staff?
				New Toxicity Tool: One Oncologist's Dream, Realized
				Biosimilar CT-P13 Matches Infliximab for Crohn's Disease
				Medication Omission Common Cause of Fatal Med Errors
				Top Ten Drugs Tied to Overdose Deaths 
				Among Physicians, Surgeons Are the Best Golfers
				Generic Drug Price-Fixing Inquiry Reportedly Widens to 300 Drugs
				Tool IDs Patients With COPD at Risk for Serious Outcomes 
				Higher Than Expected Contamination Rates Found With Duodenoscopes After Reprocessing, FDA Warns
				Drug Is 'Game Changer'; Screen Cancer Patients for TRK Fusion
				EHR Alert Reduces Excess Cardiac Telemetry in Hospital
				Prenatal Vitamin D May Prevent Schizophrenia -- But Really?
				Millions of Low-Risk Type 2 Diabetes Patients May Be Over-Testing
				Parental Leave Policies Fall Short for Med School Residents 
				ADHD and ASD Risk Rises When Older Sibling Has a Diagnosis
				IVC Filters May Increase Mortality Risk in Patients With PE
				Novel Drug for Cannabis Use Disorder Shows Promise
				FDA Clears Mobile App for Opioid Use Disorder
				Internists Initiate Class-Action Suit Against ABIM Over MOC
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Into the Fray: AHA's First Scientific Statement on Statin Safety

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The benefits of statins outweigh the harms, the report asserts, which is likely to renew calls for the release of patient-level data from industry-sponsored statin trials for independent scrutiny.
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Should Flu Vaccine Be Mandatory for Medical Staff?

2 hours 37 min ago
Vaccination rates for clinicians and other staff have plateaued in recent years despite more organizations making them a requirement.
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New Toxicity Tool: One Oncologist's Dream, Realized

2 hours 37 min ago
A recently deceased geriatric oncologist helped create a new tool for assessing toxicity risk in older breast cancer patients.
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Biosimilar CT-P13 Matches Infliximab for Crohn's Disease

2 hours 37 min ago
Crohn's disease was effectively and safely treated either with infliximab or with the biosimilar CT-P13, according to an observational cohort study of more than 5000 patients.
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Medication Omission Common Cause of Fatal Med Errors

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Fatal medication errors were most common with anticoagulants and antibiotics. The most common types of errors were medication omissions, a study found.
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Top Ten Drugs Tied to Overdose Deaths

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US deaths from drug overdose increased 54% from 2011 to 2016, a new report by the CDC shows. Although rankings changed, the top 10 drugs involved remained consistent throughout the study period.
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Among Physicians, Surgeons Are the Best Golfers

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An analysis of golfing patterns of physicians shows that men log more golfing hours than women and that some specialties are more likely to play than others.
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Generic Drug Price-Fixing Inquiry Reportedly Widens to 300 Drugs

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Connecticut official says the companies involved were essentially acting as a cartel.
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Tool IDs Patients With COPD at Risk for Serious Outcomes

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New risk scale correctly predicted which patients with COPD were likely to have serious complications.
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Higher Than Expected Contamination Rates Found With Duodenoscopes After Reprocessing, FDA Warns

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Findings from a 'human factors' study indicate that reprocessing instructions for duodenoscopes in current user manuals are hard for staff to follow.
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Drug Is 'Game Changer'; Screen Cancer Patients for TRK Fusion

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The new drug larotrectinib is a precision medicine 'game changer.' Cancer patients should be screened for TRK fusion to find potential responders, clinicians say.
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EHR Alert Reduces Excess Cardiac Telemetry in Hospital

2 hours 37 min ago
An electronic alert embedded in the electronic health record (EHR) safely decreases the length of time that hospitalized patients are on cardiac telemetry, new data show.
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Prenatal Vitamin D May Prevent Schizophrenia -- But Really?

2 hours 37 min ago
As tantalizing as the findings of a new study may be, no real cause and effect has been established with this 'lifestyle biomarker ,' says Dr Perry Wilson.
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Millions of Low-Risk Type 2 Diabetes Patients May Be Over-Testing

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A new study finds that one in seven individuals with type 2 diabetes who don't use insulin and are at low risk of hypoglycemia monitor their blood glucose levels more often than recommended.
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Parental Leave Policies Fall Short for Med School Residents

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Despite resident physicians being in their prime childbearing years and pushed to endure inflexible work shifts, medical schools often don't have adequate parental leave policies.
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ADHD and ASD Risk Rises When Older Sibling Has a Diagnosis

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A new study finds that younger siblings of children with attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at an increased risk of also developing these disorders.
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IVC Filters May Increase Mortality Risk in Patients With PE

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Use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters was associated with a slightly increased risk for death in older adults with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), a retrospective study found.
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Novel Drug for Cannabis Use Disorder Shows Promise

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A phase 2a trial provides evidence that pharmacologic fatty acid amide hydrolase inhibition is a viable therapeutic strategy to treat problematic cannabis use.
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FDA Clears Mobile App for Opioid Use Disorder

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The prescription-only reSET-O application is intended for use in conjunction with outpatient therapy to treat opioid use disorder.
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Internists Initiate Class-Action Suit Against ABIM Over MOC

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The federal antitrust suit argues that the internal medicine board has stifled competition by tying maintenance of certification to initial certification.
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