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Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of...

Senate Committee Backs Califf Nomination to Head FDA

Among those who voted against Califf's nomination were Democrats who expressed concerns about his links to pharmaceutical companies

Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

Mandate was a crucial component of the White House plan to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

Rural, Urban Disparities Seen for Quality of Home Health Care

Rural home health care agencies perform better on process measures; urban agencies perform better on outcome measures

Donepezil Tied to Risk for Overactive Bladder

Risk for overactive bladder varies across individual cholinesterase inhibitor drugs

Hip Fracture Risk Up With Drug Holiday From Risedronate Versus Alendronate

After three or more years of therapy, drug holidays from risedronate versus alendronate linked to 18 percent increase in hip fracture risk

U.S. May Soon See Sharp Drop in Omicron Cases, Experts Say

One model suggests number of daily reported cases in the U.S. will top out at 1.2 million by Jan. 19 and then fall sharply

Weight Loss Tied to Earlier Death in Older Women

However, grip strength and physical functioning were tied to lower risk for death, regardless of weight

ADA Updates Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes for 2022

Updates include recommendation to screen for prediabetes and diabetes in all people starting at age 35 years

Amid COVID-19 Test Shortages, Price Gouging Is on the Rise

Attorney General offices around the country have reported receiving complaints or hearing stories of price gouging