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More Pain Equals Higher Risk of Prescription Opioid Addiction
More Pain Equals Higher Risk of Prescription Opioid Addiction
A new study out of Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) is the first to show a direct link between pain level and risk of opioid addiction – and the increased risk is substantial.
Travel Apps: Tour with a Local
Traveling like a resident instead of a tourist has long been a goal for many vacationers. Now there are apps for that, creating ways for you to meet locals as tour guides so you accumulate experiences rather than just check things off your bucket list.
What Physicians Can Learn from History's Great Leaders
As physicians, we may not have been taught certain leadership skills during our training, but we can learn them. There have been some great historical examples of leaders that we can use today to help us grow into the kind of leaders that we need to be in order to affect positive change.
The Money Illusion Illuminates in the Medical World
Just as in medicine, psychology remains dominant over science or math, fantasy over reality.
Colorectal Cancer Patients Should Add Omega 3 to Their Diet
Dietary oily fish content and other omega 3 fatty acids can benefit patients suffering from bowel (colorectal) cancer, and even lower their risk of death.
Buprenorphine Implant Helps Opioid Dependence Better Than Standard Method
The traditional sublingual delivery method of buprenorphine has revealed adherence issues in patients, but the implant version appears to have fixed that problem.
Serum Clusterin Levels in Children with Atopic Dermatitis Suggest Potential New Molecule Target
Researchers have reported that higher serum clusterin levels in children may be linked with atopic dermatitis symptom severity.

Product News

FDA Approves Dual Bronchodilator
FDA Approves Dual Bronchodilator
The US Food and Drug Administration approved a long acting dual bronchodilator.
FDA to Ban Powdered Gloves
Powders used to make it easier to put on surgical gloves can cause asthma in patients and doctors. They can result in adhesions and even tumors in surgical patients. The dangers have been known for years and alternative products are available.
Nasal Powder for Migraine Relief Gets FDA Approval
The FDA has approved sumatriptan nasal powder (Onzetra Xsail/Avanir Pharmaceuticals) for treating of adults suffering from acute migraines with or without aura.
Hep C Drug Approved for Genotypes 1 and 4
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a combination of elbasvir and grazoprevir (Zepatier/Merck) for treatment of adults with chronic hepatitis C infection.
Lung Drug Gets FDA Approval
The US Food and Drug Administration approved selexipag (Uptravi/Actelion Pharmaceuticals US) for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in adults.
FDA Approves Nasal Spray Naxolone
An easy-to-use nasal-spray version of naxolone hydrochloride (Narcan) got rapid FDA approval. It is available only by prescription, but requires no medical training to administer.

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