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REGULATORY REVIEW. Alerts, warnings and recalls. The boxed warningfor rosiglitazone(Avandia) was re-vised to reflect a potentialincreased risk of heart attacks. ... In August,the entire class of thiazolidinediones addedboxed warnings saying the drugs may causeor worsen heart failure.
20 Dec 2007

FDA updates boxed warnings for rosiglitazone, other drugs

The latest drug alerts and approvals.
1 Jan 2008

Examining ethical dilemmas that occur in everyday practice

A Harvard expert moderates a new column on ethical case studies and suggests some practical strategies for handling and preventing conflicts. Case study: How should a physician react when an elderly patient refuses life-saving treatment contrary to the wishes of her family?.
1 Jan 2008

Put patients in the driver's seat to steer toward better health

Engaging patients in managing their own chronic diseases can be the key to helping them achieve their goals and improve outcomes.
1 Feb 2008


Readers respond to Mindful Medicine, Ethics columns.
1 Feb 2008

ACP chapter meetings are great for CME and for collegiality too

Chapter meetings have underlying similarities and distinctive features, too.
1 Feb 2008


NNootteess. No weight gain; gastrointestinal side effects; increase in risk forlactic acidosis (avoid if creatinine level >1.4 mg/dL in womenand >1.5 mg/dL in men, decompensated congestive heart ... Possible initial weight gain; potential for hypoglycemia. Weight gain and edema; avoid in New York Heart Associationclass III or class IV heart failure.
27 Feb 2008

Rosiglitazone controversy has internists scratching their heads

E. Victor Adlin, FACP, an endocrinologist at Temple University School of Medicine, discusses how the rosiglitazone drama has affected internists' prescribing habits.
1 Mar 2008

College's new end-of-life guidelines fill gaps in patient care

The College's new guidelines recommend that clinicians regularly assess end-of-life patients for symptoms of pain, dyspnea and depression, and use proven therapies to treat these conditions.
1 Mar 2008

ACPNET brings continuing medical education into the clinic

We all appreciate that studying and learning are lifetime essentials for being a good physician.
1 Mar 2008

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