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By B. Eliot Cole, MD, MPA
Following the approval of Zohydro last year, attorneys general across the country requested the FDA reconsider its decision until the medication could be reformulated to include abuse-deterrent properties. Now, two states have moved to reduce access to Zohydro. Will the courts uphold these decisions, or will other states follow in their wake?
By Jeannette Wick
Anniversaries often prompt reflection, and the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing is no exception.
David J. Herman, MD, FACP, Senior Partner at ID Care in New Jersey, discusses strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections.
By Frank J. Domino, MD
It is worrisome that "high-impact" data read by most healthcare providers and then further interpreted and distributed by lay news organizations may have funder bias.
Sugar-sweetened beverage intake is associated with elevated blood pressure, according to a review published in the May 1 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.
Use of statins is associated with a reduced risk of progression of localized renal cell carcinoma, according to research published in the April issue of The Journal of Urology.
For insulin-treated patients with type 2 diabetes, nocturnal hypoglycemia is associated with increased frequency of arrhythmia, according to a study published in the May issue of Diabetes.
A methylation-specific 10-gene panel can detect advanced breast cancer and reflects chemotherapy response, according to a study published in the April 15 issue of Cancer Research.
By Jackie Syrop
People with more advanced education may be significantly more likely to recover from moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, suggesting that the brain’s “cognitive reserve” may have a part in recovery.
False-positive mammogram results are tied to increased short-term, but not long-term, anxiety, according to a study published online April 21 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Physician's Money Digest
Along the road to financial security, individuals will make poor decisions—the catch is to learn from those failures and create bigger successes down the line.
Although unsecured loans with higher interest rates are not typically advisable, they can present potentially valuable opportunities for some physicians.