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Benzodiazepines were prescribed at 27 annual physician office visits per 100 adults during 2014 to 2016

CDC: Benzodiazepines Prescribed at 27 Office Visits Per 100 Adults

Overlapping opioid Rx involved in about one-third of visits at which benzodiazepines were prescribed
For extremely preterm infants

High-Dose Erythropoietin No Benefit for Extreme Preemies

No reduction found in risk for severe neurodevelopmental impairment or death at 2 years of age
The prescription weight control medicine lorcaserin (Belviq

FDA: Weight Control Drug Lorcaserin May Raise Cancer Risk

Health care providers should balance the benefits of taking lorcaserin against the potential risks
From 2011 to 2017

2011 to 2017 Saw Increase in Spending on DMTs for MS

Increase in annual expenditures on MS DMTs mainly driven by increases in per-prescription costs
Intensive systolic blood pressure control lowers the risk for major cardiovascular events

Intensive Systolic BP Control May Not Benefit All Older Adults

No real benefit seen for adults ≥80 years with lower cognitive function
Among patients with schizophrenia

Antipsychotic Use Safer Than No Use in Schizophrenia

No increase seen in severe morbidity, hospitalization when compared with periods of nonexposure
Adults with type 2 diabetes newly prescribed a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor have a lower incidence of gout than those prescribed a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist

Gout Incidence Down With SGLT2 Inhibitors in Type 2 Diabetes

Gout incidence rate significantly reduced with SGLT2 inhibitor versus GLP-1 receptor agonist
A proposal for California to contract generic drug companies to make medications would make the state the first in the country to produce its own medications.

California May Start Producing Its Own Medicines

Proposal also includes a single market for drug pricing in the state
Starting antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected infants within hours of birth does not seem to result in a higher proportion of infants who attain and sustain viral suppression on antiretroviral therapy

Early Antiretroviral Therapy May Not Achieve HIV Remission in Infants

Similar proportion of infants attain, sustain viral suppression when starting <48 hours, two to 14 days after birth
For patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes with ring sideroblasts who have been receiving regular red-cell transfusions

Luspatercept Mitigates Anemia in Lower-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Transfusion burden reduced in patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes with ring sideroblasts