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Recalls, research for generic drug safety

Probable carcinogens have been found in angiotensin-receptor blockers, but experts say generic drugs remain safe overall.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2020/01/recalls-research-for-generic-drug-safety.htm
1 Jan 2020

Deaths from stimulant use rose sharply in the past decade

Mortality from stimulants, including cocaine and methamphetamine, rose faster than deaths from opioids from 2010 to 2017, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/02/09/4.htm
9 Feb 2021

Managing medications in patients with heart failure

Internists can provide a medical home to patients with heart failure so that medications and supplements are regularly assessed and managed, according to experts.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2017/02/medications.htm
1 Feb 2017

Fluoroquinolones associated with aortic aneurysms compared to other antibiotics

The association was present across all age groups (≥35 to <65 years) and was consistent across sex and comorbidities.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/01/12/5.htm
12 Jan 2021

Allergy may not be absolute obstacle to COVID-19 vaccine

Allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines are rare but remain a source of concern. Experts at a recent conference offered some advice on management.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2021/04/allergy-may-not-be-absolute-obstacle-to-covid-19-vaccine.htm
1 Apr 2021

Calls to poison control centers for gabapentin, baclofen increased in recent years

The increase in exposures to and misuse of these medications in the U.S. may represent an unintended consequence of recent reductions in opioid prescribing for pain management, study authors said.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2019/12/10/5.htm
10 Dec 2019

Dumping drugs puts traces of meds in taps

How can you keep the contents of one patient's medicine cabinet from getting into everyone's drinking water? Eventually, physicians could even be asked to pay attention to environmental impact when deciding which drugs to prescribe.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2009/02/drugs.htm
1 Feb 2009

MKSAP Quiz: Multiple sclerosis in the setting of pregnancy

A 29-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine follow-up examination of multiple sclerosis, which was diagnosed 3 years ago. The patient says she wishes to discontinue her oral contraceptive and attempt to become pregnant. She has no other personal or family medical history of note. Medications are fingolimod, vitamin D, and an oral contraceptive. Besides discontinuing the oral contraceptive, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2018/02/13/3.htm
13 Feb 2018

Different patients, different doses

Some patients may metabolize certain drugs differently, requiring primary care physicians to know any safety or dosing issues for the most commonly used drugs.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2019/05/different-patients-different-doses.htm
1 May 2019

New safety labels added to entire class of fluoroquinolones

Oral and injectable fluoroquinolones are associated with side effects involving tendons, muscles, joints, nerves, and the central nervous system, an FDA safety review found. These side effects may occur hours to weeks after use and can be permanent.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2016/08/02/5.htm
2 Aug 2016

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