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Threats. Harassment. Attacks. There have been reports recently about practitioners saying “No” to patients requesting opioids, and either being threatened or actually harmed. In Minnesota, five people were shot, and one killed, by a man who had been denied painkillers. A report in the Baltimore Sun...

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Newswise — A study comparing short-term outcomes of minimally invasive (MI) lumbar decompression surgery to MI lumbar spine fusion surgery found no statistically significant difference in the amount of time patients needed to return to work. Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New...

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From the FDA:

CURE ID is an internet-based repository that lets the clinical community report novel uses of existing drugs for difficult-to-treat infectious diseases through a website, a smartphone or other mobile device. The platform enables the crowdsourcing of medical information from health...

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Newswise — A study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers showed that patients who already used opioids, sedatives or antidepressants prior to colorectal surgery experience significantly more complications post-surgery.

Published in Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, the...

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Newswise—Psychedelic drugs could be effective in treating psychiatric disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, but medical use of these drugs is limited by the hallucinations they cause.

“What if we could redesign drugs to keep their benefits while eliminating their...

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A pre-planned analysis of the CARD trial (NCT02485691) demonstrated better patient-reported outcomes (PROs) with cabazitaxel (Jevtana) compared with either abiraterone (Zytiga) or enzalutamide (Xtandi) in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) who were previously treated...

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Clinical pharmacist Mark Garofoli offers a strategic thought process for appropriate selection of medications for patients with muscle spasm and/or muscle spasticity.

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Newswise — A visit to the doctor’s office typically begins with a series of questions, including one about medications. An Iowa State University researcher recommends doctors ask a follow up to that question to make sure patients are taking their medications as prescribed.

Alison Phillips, an...

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