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Quick Hits: FDA Approves New Antibiotic, ADHD Med, and Opioid Use in Depressed Patients

June 22, 2017
Quick Hits: FDA Approves New Antibiotic, ADHD Med, and Opioid Use in Depressed Patients

The FDA approves new antibiotic and long-acting stimulant, and concerns over opioids given to patients with back pain who are depressed.

As Use of High-Dose Vitamin D Skyrockets, What Are the Dangers?

June 21, 2017
As Use of High-Dose Vitamin D Skyrockets, What Are the Dangers?

Use of vitamin d supplements has risen sharply, though many people are taking above the recommended daily value. What harms are there with taking too much vitamin d?

C-Section Moms Often Overprescribed Opioids for Pain

June 20, 2017
C-Section Moms Often Overprescribed Opioids for Pain

Women are often prescribed twice as many opioid pills than they actually use after a C-section birth, raising chances for misuse.

Statins May Accelerate Onset of Parkinson’s

June 19, 2017
Statins May Accelerate Onset of Parkinson’s

Despite prior research, a new study finds that statins serve no neuroprotective role against Parkinson’s.

Quick Hits: Bleeding Risk With Long-Term Aspirin Use, ‘Accelerated Approval’ Based on Weak Data & More

June 15, 2017
Quick Hits: FDA Approves New Antibiotic, ADHD Med, and Opioid Use in Depressed Patients

Bleeding risk seen in seniors taking aspirin and FDA accelerated approval under fire.

Antibiotic Adverse Events Seen in Many Hospital Patients

June 14, 2017
Antibiotic Adverse Events Seen in Many Hospital Patients

About 20% of hospital patients given an antibiotic experience side effects. But some of them shouldn’t have even gotten one in the first place.

Diabetes Drug Lowers CV Events, but at Serious Cost: Amputation Risk

June 13, 2017
Diabetes Drug Lowers CV Events, but at Serious Cost: Amputation Risk

The diabetes medication Invokana has positive cardiovascular benefits, though amputation was also seen in a number of patients.