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Opioid Self-management Practices and Potential Safety Risks Among Patients with Cancer

Despite a national opioid crisis, prescribed opioid analgesics remain a viable option for pain management for patients with cancer. In effect, patients with cancer represent ...
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'Very active' flu season continues as a second wave could be coming

The 2019-20 flu season continues to be more active than normal, with Influenza B the leading type of virus among patients nationwide. But patient visits were down compared to ...
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Addressing Gaps in Care, UArizona Health Sciences Offers Dual Pharmacy-Nursing Degree with Family Nurse Practitioner Add-on

Students at the University of Arizona Colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy soon will be offered the opportunity to simultaneously earn a Master of Science in Nursing, a Doctor of ...
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Backed by Yale research, FDA approves new drug for advanced bladder cancer

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to the drug enfortumab vedotin (EV) to treat adult patients with advanced urothelial or bladder cancer. ...
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Precigen Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for PRGN-3006 UltraCAR-T™ in Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Precigen, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of innovative gene and cellular therapies to improve the lives of patients, announced that the US F...
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Stäubli and ARxIUM Pharmaceutical Automation Collaboration

ARxIUM is a leading developer of pharmacy automation, inventory, workflow and consulting solutions. A global company with installations in North America, Asia, the Middle East...
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Happy Holidays and have a great New Year!

Thank you so much for being a part of the NEWS-Line family this year. Our best to you and your friends, family and work crew from all of us! Have a terrific holiday season, st...
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Researchers Say 30% of Patients Taking Opioids Experience Adverse Drug Interactions

Patients who do not disclose use of other medications are at higher risk of adverse drug interactions and addiction, according to new research in The Journal of the American O...
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FDA underscores that consumers should not use drugs, dietary supplements and devices recalled from Basic Reset and Biogenyx following consent decree for federal violations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers of a recall of 25 drug, dietary supplement and medical device product lines distributed by Basic Reset and Biogenyx...
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Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine to be Named in Honor of Late Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson

The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine will be named in honor of late Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson, reflecting Tyson's commitment to the future of hea...
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Building A Better Flu Shot

Each year millions of Americans become sick with the flu, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and tens of thousands die. Getting the flu shot can reduce the chances of infe...
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Cannabis Reduces Headache And Migraine Pain By Nearly Half

Inhaled cannabis reduces self-reported headache severity by 47.3% and migraine severity by 49.6%, according to a recent study led by Carrie Cuttler, a Washington State Univers...
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Potent Antimicrobial Found That Shows Promise In Fighting Staph Infections

Research led by scientists from McMaster University has yielded a potent antimicrobial that works against the toughest infectious disease strains. The find could be the beginn...
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New Flu Drug Drives Drug Resistance In Influenza Viruses

On January 31, 2019, an 11-year old boy in Japan went to a medical clinic with a fever. The providers there diagnosed him with influenza, a strain called H3N2, and sent him ho...
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Genteel: For Those With Diabetes, Painful Blood Sugar Checks Are A Thing Of The Past

In observance of National Diabetes Month, Genteel LLC is excited to announce that its patented, painless vacuum lancing device is now more accessible to people living with dia...
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Investigational Drug For People With Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy

Imagine not being able to drive, shower alone or even work because you are never quite sure when the next seizure will leave you incapacitated. Hope may be on the horizon for...
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Survey Finds 1 In 3 Patients Needed More Information On Cancer Treatment Side Effects

One in three adults treated for cancer may experience side effects from treatment they wish they had known more about, according to a new survey published today in the Journal...
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Opioid Prescription Misuse In Older Adults In Lasting Physical, Mental Complications

Older adults in the U.S. who suffer prescription opioid misuse (POM) are at a higher risk for physical and mental quality of life problems as well as other complications, new ...
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People With Type 1 Diabetes Still Struggle With Blood Sugar Control Despite Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

Some continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) alarm features and settings may achieve better blood sugar control for people with type 1 diabetes, according to a study published in ...
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Cannabis Found Not To Be A Substitute For Opioids

There has been interest in cannabis being used as a replacement drug for people with opioid use disorder, but research at McMaster University has found it doesn’t work. The r...
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Digital Sepsis Monitoring System Helps Save Lives And Improves Care

The introduction of a digital alert system to monitor patients with sepsis has led to a reduction in deaths and hospital stays. Sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, is life...
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The End Of Antibiotics?

Antibiotics are facing an existential crisis less than a century after their introduction. The bacteria-fighting drugs are becoming less effective as a result of their overuse...
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One-Two Punch Drug Combination Offers Hope For Pancreatic Cancer Therapy

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have identified a combination of two anti-cancer compounds that shrank pancreatic tumors in mice—supporting th...
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Anti-Seizure Drugs And Pregnancy: New Research On Safety And Prescription Patterns

Anti-epileptic drug (AED) choice in girls and women requires a long lens. A clinician must look into the future — sometimes decades — and consider the impact of the AED on any...
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ATS, CDC, ERS And IDSA Publish New Clinical Guideline For The Treatment And Prevention Of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

The American Thoracic Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, European Respiratory Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America have published an offici...
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