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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning patients with cancers of the blood or lymph nodes who undergo a donor stem cell transplant not to take azithromycin

FDA Warns Against Long-Term Azithromycin Use for Some

Warning for blood cancer patients who have undergone donor stem cell transplant
The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates has adopted a policy on augmented intelligence

AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence

Will promote development of high-quality AI that is transparent, aims to address bias, safeguards privacy
Opioid use disorder rates at delivery more than quadrupled nationally from 1999 to 2014

CDC: Rates of Opioid Use Disorder Seen at Time of Delivery Up

Rate of opioid use disorder at time of delivery quadrupled from 1999 to 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency must remove the pesticide chlorpyrifos from sale in the United States within 60 days

Court Rules That U.S. Must Halt Sales of Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

Pesticide is widely used on citrus fruits, apples, and other crops
Vaccinations against Ebola began yesterday in an effort to stem the latest outbreak in Congo.

Vaccinations Begin in Congo Ebola Outbreak

First to be vaccinated will be health workers, contacts of confirmed Ebola patients
Additional codes have been approved by the Current Procedural Terminology Editorial Panel for chronic care remote physiologic monitoring and internet consultations

Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Docs will have more opportunity to use technology with extra codes approved by CPT Editorial Panel
Antipsychotic therapy prescribed to nursing home residents is mostly initiated in nursing homes rather than hospitals or outpatient settings

Most Antipsychotics Prescribed in Nursing Homes Initiated There

64 percent initiated in nursing homes, 18.6 percent in hospitals, and 17.5 percent in outpatient settings
Poteligeo (mogamulizumab) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with two rare types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

FDA Approves Poteligeo for Rare Types of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Drug approved to treat relapsed or refractory mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome
The American Medical Association has adopted several policies to improve the regulation of tobacco products

AMA Calls for Greater Electronic Cigarette Regulation

Urges federal government to regulate e-cigarettes, list nicotine content
Based on death records following Hurricane Maria

Death Records Estimate 1,139 Deaths Due to Hurricane Maria

Accurate estimates of deaths from disasters needed for informing rescue, recovery, and policy decisions