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One lot of high blood pressure medication is being recalled after a labeling mix-up

Label Mix-Up Spurs Recall of Accord Blood Pressure Meds

Bottle in one of the lots found to contain 100 tablets of spironolactone
For men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer who are receiving androgen deprivation therapy

Osteoporosis Meds Up BMD in Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer

Review shows improved bone mineral density in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy
Empagliflozin in addition to standard care is beneficial for patients with type 2 diabetes at high cardiovascular risk

Empagliflozin Plus Standard Care Beneficial in T2DM

Lower rate of primary composite outcome for type 2 diabetes patients at high cardiovascular risk
For patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis

Ocrelizumab May Help Preserve Hand, Arm Function in PPMS

Ocrelizumab reduces risk for more severe progression
Guidelines have been updated for monitoring and management of pediatric patients before

Guidance Updated for Sedation of Pediatric Patients

Safe sedation needs a systematic approach, including medical supervision, pre-sedation assessment
For patients with acute severe ulcerative colitis

Predictors of Infliximab Response in Ulcerative Colitis Identified

Baseline Mayo Endoscopic Score, CRP/albumin ratio predict treatment response and risk for colectomy
Augmentation of labor with the medication oxytocin does not seem to raise the risk of having a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Oxytocin in Labor Not Linked With Later ADHD in Child

Previous research with animals had suggested a possible connection
Several classes of drugs reduce neuropathy-related pain better than placebo

Review: Several Classes of Drugs Treat Pain of Diabetic Neuropathy

Longer-term assessments of outcomes needed, researchers say
A case of central retinal vein occlusion two days after phendimetrazine use has been documented and published online Feb. 4 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Central Retinal Vein Occlusion ID’d After Phendimetrazine Use

Case describes CRVO in patient two days after taking phendimetrazine for weight loss
Physicians should prescribe generic medications whenever possible

ACP: Physicians Should Prescribe Generic Meds If Possible

Brand name medications not superior to molecularly identical generic medications