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Continuing Blood Pressure Meds Safe for Those With COVID-19

No difference in outcomes seen among hospitalized COVID-19 patients continuing, discontinuing renin-angiotensin system inhibitors

Cinco consejos para dejar de fumar en 2021

USPSTF Affirms Evidence-Based Methods for Smoking Cessation

Behavioral and pharmacotherapy interventions, alone or in combination, recommended; evidence insufficient for e-cigarettes

Triplet Therapy Slows Refractory Multiple Myeloma

Bupropion-Naltrexone Bests Placebo in Methamphetamine Use Disorder

Response was low but higher with naltrexone-bupropion than placebo during 12-week, two-stage trial

Stopping RAS Inhibitors May Worsen Outcomes in CKD

Stopping therapy tied to lower risk for dialysis, but higher risk for cardiovascular events and death

Lorlatinib Superior to Crizotinib for ALK-Positive NSCLC

Inhaled Treprostinil Beneficial in Pulmonary Hypertension

Exercise capacity improved, clinical worsening reduced for patients with pulmonary HTN due to interstitial lung disease

Distribution of Neurologists Across U.S. Varies Widely

Women Must Get Abortion Pill in Person: U.S. Supreme Court

Similar in-person rules for other medications have been suspended during the pandemic

WHO: Remdesivir Not Advised for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Experimental Drug for Alzheimer Disease Shows Promise

After six to 12 months of treatment with the drug, patients no longer had amyloid protein plaques

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Hydroxychloroquine Level Tied to Thrombosis Risk in Lupus

Rate of thrombotic events lower for patients with mean HCQ blood levels >1,068 versus <648 ng/mL

Tool Could Optimize Antibiotic Prescribing for UTI

Sitagliptin Promising Addition for Preventing Acute GVHD

Low incidence of grade II to IV acute GVHD seen in patients undergoing myeloablative allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Drug Makers Raise Prices on 500 Prescription Drugs

AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, and Pfizer among companies raising their prices by a median of 4.6 percent