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Opdivo Plus Chemotherapy Approved for Treatment of Gastric Cancer

FDA granted Opdivo first approval of immunotherapy for first-line treatment of advanced or metastatic gastric cancer

Gender, Race Affects Access to SGLT2-Inhibitor Therapy for T2DM

Women, Black or Asian patients less likely to receive sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor treatment for type 2 diabetes

Psilocybin Compared With Escitalopram for Depression

No difference seen in change in depression scores at six weeks for psilocybin plus placebo versus psilocybin plus escitalopram

AAN: Race May Affect Response to Anti-CD20 Therapy for MS, NMOSD

B-cell repopulation occurs more often in African American versus White patients between six and 12 months after anti-CD20 infusion

Many Older Adults Unaware of Potential Side Effects for New Rx

Physicians should spend more time discussing possible side effects of a newly prescribed medication during the office visit, authors say

ENDO: Common Meds Interfere With TFTs in Older Adults on Thyroid Hormone

Almost one-third of older adults on thyroid replacement therapy take at least one medication that interferes with thyroid function tests

ENDO: Rates of Drug Treatment for Osteoporosis Low in the US

Patterns of drug prescribing for the treatment of osteoporosis often do not follow clinical practice guidelines

Digital App Cuts Meds Discrepancies in Outpatients With CKD

Patients in eKidneyCare group had fewer total medication discrepancies and a reduction in severity of discrepancies

Meds for Enlarged Prostate Tied to Heart Failure Risk

Risk higher for men on alpha-blockers versus 5-alpha reductase inhibitors

Prescribing of Psychotropic Meds Up in Nursing Homes During COVID-19

Compared with Jan. to Feb. 2020, prescriptions for antipsychotics, antidepressants, trazodone up from March to Sept. 2020