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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.
By Jacquelyn Gray
Thiazide and angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) combination therapy may cause hyponatremia in elderly patients, according to a study published in The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine.
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.
Data from two studies involving drugs that target the calcitonin gene-related peptide for migraine prevention will be released at the 2014 AAN annual meeting.
By Catherine Kolonko
Company is seeking FDA approval for its all-oral, interferon-free regimen for the treatment of adult patients with chronic genotype 1 hepatitis C.
By Jeannette Wick
Although ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is rare and usually asymptomatic, it is a rapidly life-threatening condition with outcomes that differ greatly by country.
By Shirah Vollmer, MD
Panic attacks are common, but by themselves, they are not a disorder. When the attacks become the focal point of one’s mental life, then the diagnosis of panic disorder is appropriate.
About half of cancelled time in the operating room is due to inpatients, according to a study published online April 9 in Anesthesia & Analgesia.
By Jackie Syrop
Prophylactic anticoagulation results in a lower risk of dying among patients in the intensive care unit compared with the use of mechanical devices for protection against venous thromboembolism, according to new research.
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