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Psychological Distress Linked to Firearm, Nonfirearm Violent Crime Examined

Psychological Distress Linked to Firearm, Nonfirearm Violent Crime Examined

Firearm-related victimization was associated with severe distress more often than victimization involving no weapons.

Nutrition Meets Science in Culinary Medicine Curriculum

Nutrition Meets Science in Culinary Medicine Curriculum

Culinary Medicine is a new, evidence-based medical discipline that blends the art of cooking with the science of medicine.

Many Drugs Made Available Via FDA Expanded Access Programs

Many Drugs Made Available Via FDA Expanded Access Programs

Over the past 2 decades, close to 100 FDA-approved drugs and biologics were made available before FDA approval through expanded access programs.

NIH Initiative Aims to Address Opioid Misuse Over Long Term

NIH Initiative Aims to Address Opioid Misuse Over Long Term

The HEAL initiative is being developed to help end opioid addiction over the long term.

CVS Pharmacy Launches Prescription Delivery Service Nationwide

CVS Pharmacy Launches Prescription Delivery Service Nationwide

CVS Pharmacy is now offering home delivery nationwide for prescription drugs, for a service charge of $4.99.

The Case for Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs in Reducing Trauma Recidivism

The Case for Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs in Reducing Trauma Recidivism

As violence escalates in the United States, authors cited the "professional and moral responsibility" of medical systems to reduce trauma recurrence.

Assessing the Preventability of Early vs Late Hospital Readmissions

Assessing the Preventability of Early vs Late Hospital Readmissions

Researchers conducted a prospective cohort study to determine whether hospital readmissions were preventable, and if the timing of readmission was influenced by factors within the hospital's direct control.

Pharmacists Are Well-Placed to Improve Adult Vaccination Rates

Pharmacists Are Well-Placed to Improve Adult Vaccination Rates

Pharmacies can offer greater convenience, including expanded hours of operation, more flexible scheduling, and multiple locations.

FDA to Review Sublingual Tx for Motor Fluctuations in Parkinson's Disease

FDA to Review Sublingual Tx for Motor Fluctuations in Parkinson's Disease

The film is a new formulation of the dopamine agonist apomorphine, intended for rapid conversion from the OFF to the ON state; it has been studied to treat motor OFF episodes up to 5 times a day.

WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases Issues Recommendations

WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases Issues Recommendations

Although heads of state and governments have pledged to reduce premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases by one-third by 2030, many countries are not on track to achieve this goal.

More Hospitals Mandating Influenza Vaccines for Healthcare Workers, Survey Says

More Hospitals Mandating Influenza Vaccines for Healthcare Workers, Survey Says

Results still indicate a trajectory toward stricter infection prevention at hospitals in general, and highlight a possible need for increased vaccine mandates.

Intranasal Epinephrine for Anaphylaxis Looks Promising in Early Study

Intranasal Epinephrine for Anaphylaxis Looks Promising in Early Study

The pharmacokinetics trial, which included 60 participants with seasonal allergies, also demonstrated rapid drug absorption with the intranasal spray.

First Generic Versions of Suboxone Get FDA Approval for Opioid Dependence

First Generic Versions of Suboxone Get FDA Approval for Opioid Dependence

The treatment combines buprenorphine, a partial-opioid agonist, with naloxone, an opioid antagonist.

CDC Report: Integrating Tobacco Cessation Interventions in Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

CDC Report: Integrating Tobacco Cessation Interventions in Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

Providing barrier-free access to proven cessation treatments is critical to reduce smoking-related disease and death in the United States.

How Is Attending Physician Supervision Linked to Resident, Intern Medical Error Rate?

How Is Attending Physician Supervision Linked to Resident, Intern Medical Error Rate?

Researchers recommended that residency programs reconsider the balance of patient safety, learning needs, and resident autonomy.

Wearable Device Cleared for Use During Opioid Detoxification

Wearable Device Cleared for Use During Opioid Detoxification

Electrical pulses are sent through small needles that are inserted in the ear to combat the early stages of detoxification, leading to stabilization.

Many AKI Reports in FAERS Linked to Drugs Not Recognized as Nephrotoxic

Many AKI Reports in FAERS Linked to Drugs Not Recognized as Nephrotoxic

According to the authors, this is the first study to identify medications most commonly reported for a specific adverse reaction using this database.

Systematic Cross-Checking May Reduce Medical Errors in Emergency Departments

Systematic Cross-Checking May Reduce Medical Errors in Emergency Departments

The implementation of systematic cross-checking between emergency physicians was associated with a significant reduction in adverse events, which was primarily the result of a reduction in near misses.

Systematic Review Methods Decrease Newborn Screening for Rare Diseases

Systematic Review Methods Decrease Newborn Screening for Rare Diseases

Although effective early screening can save lives, unnecessary or ineffective screening can do harm through false positives and the accompanying psychological harm.

Honey + Sucralfate May Reduce Injury After Accidental Button Battery Ingestion

Honey + Sucralfate May Reduce Injury After Accidental Button Battery Ingestion

Noting that infants and children who ingest button batteries can experience esophageal damage leading to significant morbidity and death in as little as 2 hours, researchers from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Nationwide Children's Hospital aimed to identify effective options for mitigating these effects by testing common weakly acidic household beverages, viscous liquids, and sucralfate (Carafate).

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