Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), the antidepressant bupropion, and the drug varenicline can help smokers quit, according to a new systematic review published in The Cochrane Library.
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Congressional coalition rallies against CMS ban on pharmacy home deliveries of diabetes testing supplies
Forty-three members of Congress are urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) not to implement a new policy that prohibits independent community pharmacies from providing same-day, home delivery of diabetes testing supplies (DTS) to homebound seniors.
Decolonization of all intensive care unit (ICU) patients with antimicrobial soap and ointment significantly reduces all bloodstream infections, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Gonorrhea continues to be a major US public health problem in terms of its prevalence as week as the lack of effective treatments available.
A new Institutes of Medicine (IOM) report addresses growing concerns in the global community surrounding the public safety matters of fake and substandard drugs.
The potency of vitamin D in compounded and over-the-counter (OTC) supplements varied widely, according to a recent research letter published in the February 11 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.
In the study of communities in Massachusetts with high numbers of opioid overdose deaths, implementation of overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND) were associated with a significant reduction in opioid overdose death rates.
New strategies needed to reduce mortality associated with cardiometabolic risk factors in young people
Among US adolescents and young adults, HbA1c levels, central obesity, and smoking were associated with an increased risk of dying before 55 years of age.
Recent FDA Approvals (through February 2013) related to (Ado-trastuzumab, Kadcyla, Genentech, Everolimus, Zortress, Novartis, Adapalene, benzoyl peroxide, Epiquo, Galderma, pomalidomide, Pomalyst, Celgene, alogliptin, Nesina, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Kazano, Oseni, imatinib, Gleevec, mesalamine, Delzicol, Warner Chilcott, mipomersen sodium, Kynamro, Genzyme, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Merck, Oxutrol for Women, glycerol phenylbutyrate, Ravicti, Hyperion Therapeutics, pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine, Prevnar 13, Pfizer
Processing a prescription through an electronic ordering system decreases the likelihood of error on that order by 48%, and averts more than 17 million such incidents in US hospitals in 1 year alone.