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More than 10% of patients who receive opioids after surgery, endoscopic procedures experience ADEs

The results of a new study indicate that many women with early-stage breast cancer who would receive chemotherapy under current standards do not need it.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, released Thursday a statement regarding some brand-name drug makers' use of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) requirements to block generic drugs from making a timely entry to market.

Researchers noted medication administration as main factor to possible patient harm from EHR

Under a little-known Medicare rule, people can pay a lower cash price for prescriptions instead of using their insurance. But first, they must ask the pharmacist about that option. "If they bring it up, then we can inform them of those prices," says Nick Newman, a pharmacist and the manager at Essentra Pharmacy in Marengo, OH.

American College of Gastroenterology releases guideline

Drug manufacturers are exploring a growing number of potential alternatives to opioid analgesics and are conducting clinical trials of several drugs designed to have little or no risk of abuse or addiction.

JAPhA study: Patients on medication synchronization programs also more likely to have undetectable viral load

Health experts warn that although there is optimism that the Ebola outbreak in central Africa can still be quickly contained, the fight is already becoming more complex. A new vaccine already in use has raised hopes that the outbreak will be quickly extinguished.

Study sheds light on measures that could reduce misuse