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Biosimilar CT-P13 Matches Infliximab for Crohn's Disease

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Crohn's disease was effectively and safely treated either with infliximab or with the biosimilar CT-P13, according to an observational cohort study of more than 5000 patients.
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Medication Omission Common Cause of Fatal Med Errors

Medscape Today - 2 hours 22 min ago
Fatal medication errors were most common with anticoagulants and antibiotics. The most common types of errors were medication omissions, a study found.
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Top Ten Drugs Tied to Overdose Deaths

Medscape Today - 2 hours 22 min ago
US deaths from drug overdose increased 54% from 2011 to 2016, a new report by the CDC shows. Although rankings changed, the top 10 drugs involved remained consistent throughout the study period.
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Among Physicians, Surgeons Are the Best Golfers

Medscape Today - 2 hours 22 min ago
An analysis of golfing patterns of physicians shows that men log more golfing hours than women and that some specialties are more likely to play than others.
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Generic Drug Price-Fixing Inquiry Reportedly Widens to 300 Drugs

Medscape Today - 2 hours 22 min ago
Connecticut official says the companies involved were essentially acting as a cartel.
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Tool IDs Patients With COPD at Risk for Serious Outcomes

Medscape Today - 2 hours 22 min ago
New risk scale correctly predicted which patients with COPD were likely to have serious complications.
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Higher Than Expected Contamination Rates Found With Duodenoscopes After Reprocessing, FDA Warns

Medscape Today - 2 hours 22 min ago
Findings from a 'human factors' study indicate that reprocessing instructions for duodenoscopes in current user manuals are hard for staff to follow.
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Drug Is 'Game Changer'; Screen Cancer Patients for TRK Fusion

Medscape Today - 2 hours 22 min ago
The new drug larotrectinib is a precision medicine 'game changer.' Cancer patients should be screened for TRK fusion to find potential responders, clinicians say.
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EHR Alert Reduces Excess Cardiac Telemetry in Hospital

Medscape Today - 2 hours 22 min ago
An electronic alert embedded in the electronic health record (EHR) safely decreases the length of time that hospitalized patients are on cardiac telemetry, new data show.
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Prenatal Vitamin D May Prevent Schizophrenia -- But Really?

Medscape Today - 2 hours 22 min ago
As tantalizing as the findings of a new study may be, no real cause and effect has been established with this 'lifestyle biomarker ,' says Dr Perry Wilson.
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Millions of Low-Risk Type 2 Diabetes Patients May Be Over-Testing

Medscape Today - 2 hours 22 min ago
A new study finds that one in seven individuals with type 2 diabetes who don't use insulin and are at low risk of hypoglycemia monitor their blood glucose levels more often than recommended.
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Parental Leave Policies Fall Short for Med School Residents

Medscape Today - 2 hours 22 min ago
Despite resident physicians being in their prime childbearing years and pushed to endure inflexible work shifts, medical schools often don't have adequate parental leave policies.
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ADHD and ASD Risk Rises When Older Sibling Has a Diagnosis

Medscape Today - 2 hours 22 min ago
A new study finds that younger siblings of children with attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at an increased risk of also developing these disorders.
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IVC Filters May Increase Mortality Risk in Patients With PE

Medscape Today - 2 hours 22 min ago
Use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters was associated with a slightly increased risk for death in older adults with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), a retrospective study found.
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Novel Drug for Cannabis Use Disorder Shows Promise

Medscape Today - 2 hours 22 min ago
A phase 2a trial provides evidence that pharmacologic fatty acid amide hydrolase inhibition is a viable therapeutic strategy to treat problematic cannabis use.
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FDA Clears Mobile App for Opioid Use Disorder

Medscape Today - 2 hours 22 min ago
The prescription-only reSET-O application is intended for use in conjunction with outpatient therapy to treat opioid use disorder.
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Internists Initiate Class-Action Suit Against ABIM Over MOC

Medscape Today - 2 hours 22 min ago
The federal antitrust suit argues that the internal medicine board has stifled competition by tying maintenance of certification to initial certification.
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Nurses Help Nurses After Losing Nearly All in California Fire

Medscape Today - 2 hours 22 min ago
A group of nurses is helping nurses and other healthcare workers who lost everything, including their jobs, when their hospital was badly damaged during the Camp Fire, in Paradise, California, last November.
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Mediterranean Diet Linked to Drop in CVD Risk

Medscape Today - 2 hours 22 min ago
Observational data from the Women's Health Study suggest adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with a 25% risk reduction in cardiovascular disease, primarily through reducing inflammation.
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Annals Retracts 2009 Paper 'The Joy of Cooking Too Much'

Medscape Today - 2 hours 22 min ago
The retraction was the 17th for well-known food scientist Brian Wansink. Annals editors write, '[We] cannot be confident in the integrity of the work.'
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