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A new gastric balloon that can be swallowed like a pill and then filled while in the stomach

Gastric Balloon ‘Pill’ May Help Obese Patients Lose Weight

In early trial, patients lost an average of 37 percent of their excess weight in four months
Having acknowledged that the 2014-15 flu vaccine was mismatched to the circulating influenza strains

CDC: Vaccine Production for 2015-16 Flu Season Underway

Next season's vaccine includes last year's missing strain, H3N2
The use of long-acting birth control methods such as intrauterine devices or contraceptive implants jumped five-fold between 2002 and 2011

CDC: Use of Long-Acting Birth Control on Rise in U.S.

IUDs and implants among the safest, most effective forms of contraception
Testosterone supplements don't improve ejaculatory function in men with low testosterone

Testosterone Tx Offers Little Help for Ejaculatory Dysfunction

Researchers saw no improvement for patients with low testosterone and delayed ejaculation
Many people who've been told they're allergic to penicillin may be able to safely take the drug

ACAAI: Penicillin Feasible Even for Those With Prior Allergy

Researchers finds drug might be safe for patients who had previous reaction to the antibiotic
For patients with asthma

Review Finds Vitamin D Beneficial for Patients With Asthma

Reduction in rate of exacerbations requiring systemic corticosteroids or requiring ER/hospital visit
Adlyxin (lixisenatide)

FDA Approves Adlyxin for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Once-daily injection to improve glycemic control, along with diet and exercise
Bemiparin is effective for preventing venous thromboembolism after benign gynecological surgery

Bemiparin Deemed Effective After Gynecological Operations

The drug appears to prevent venous thromboembolism after benign gynecological surgery
For patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus undergoing non-cardiac surgery

Pre-Op Liraglutide Cuts Post-Op Plasma Glucose in T2DM

Preoperative administration of liraglutide linked to lower post-op glucose, increase in pre-op nausea
The estimated annual cost of drug-related morbidity and mortality resulting from nonoptimized medication therapy is more than half a trillion dollars in the United States

Nonoptimized Drug Therapy Costs More Than $500 Billion Annually

After initial Rx use, average cost of individual having treatment failure, new medical problem over $2,000