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Alternative to Lenalidomide ID’d for Maintenance in Multiple Myeloma

Maintenance therapy with carfilzomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone may be superior for multiple myeloma after autologous stem cell transplantation

Persistent Gaps Exist in Continuity of Medication Use for Adults With Diabetes

Mean of 19.5, 17.1, and 43.3 percent of participants did not maintain continuity of use of glucose, BP, lipid medications

Polypill Not Linked to Reduced Cognitive Decline in Seniors

But polypill with or without aspirin is associated with reduced functional decline for those aged 65 years or older with cardiovascular risk factors

Once-Weekly Efanesoctocog Alfa Beneficial in Severe Hemophilia A

Superior bleeding prevention to prestudy prophylaxis, normal or near-normal factor VIII activity, improvements in physical health, pain

Sleep Medication Used by 8.4 Percent of Adults in 2020

8.4 percent of adults took sleep meds every day or most days in last 30 days; women were more likely to take sleep meds than men

Buprenorphine Dispensing Low for Youth

Proportion of youth aged 19 years and younger dispensed buprenorphine decreased 45 percent from 2015 to 2020

Mortality Similar With Torsemide, Furosemide for Patients Hospitalized With Heart Failure

No significant difference seen in all-cause mortality or all-cause hospitalization over 12 months

No Increase Seen in OD Deaths Involving Buprenorphine During COVID-19

Proportion of overdose deaths did not increase in association with actions taken to ease access to buprenorphine

Nab-Paclitaxel Does Not Increase Overall Survival in Biliary Tract Cancer

No significant improvement seen in survival with gemcitabine and cisplatin for patients with locally advanced disease, gallbladder adenocarcinoma

‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli in Trouble Again for Forming New Drug Company

Since last February, Shkreli has been banned "for life from directly or indirectly participating in any manner in the pharmaceutical industry"