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The rate of naloxone administrations by emergency medical services providers increased 75 percent from 2012 to 2016

CDC: EMS Administration of Naloxone Up From 2012 to 2016

Monitoring non-fatal overdose events from EMS data may aid in developing emergency response
Antipsychotic therapy prescribed to nursing home residents is mostly initiated in nursing homes rather than hospitals or outpatient settings

Most Antipsychotics Prescribed in Nursing Homes Initiated There

64 percent initiated in nursing homes, 18.6 percent in hospitals, and 17.5 percent in outpatient settings
In children with latent tuberculosis

Rifampin Effective for Latent Tuberculosis in Children

Rifampin has advantage of being a shorter, single-drug regimen that is palatable for children
A four-month regimen of rifampin is similar to a nine-month regimen of isoniazid for the prevention of active tuberculosis

Rifampin Similar to Isoniazid for Preventing Active Tuberculosis

Rifampin has significantly higher rate of treatment completion, fewer drug-related adverse events
There is considerable variation in specialty drug coverage across commercial health plans

Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans

Plans restrict coverage of drugs indicated for cancer less often than drugs indicated for other diseases
Ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitor therapy is associated with worse outcomes

Protease Inhibitors May Worsen Outcomes for HIV + Heart Failure

Higher rates seen for hyperlipidemia, diabetes, coronary artery disease, cardiovascular mortality
Tamsulosin does not significantly increase the urinary stone passage rate compared with placebo

Tamsulosin Does Not Appear to Promote Urinary Stone Passage

Findings do not support tamsulosin treatment for symptomatic urinary stones <9 mm
In a report published online July 31 in the Annals of Internal Medicine

Rapid Improvement of Dilated Cardiomyopathy With Anakinra

Patient's clinical symptoms related to heart failure improved markedly within two weeks of treatment
Acupuncture may cut joint pain among postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer and aromatase inhibitor-related pain

Acupuncture May Cut Arthralgia From Aromatase Inhibitors

Clinical significance of the pain reduction remains uncertain

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, July 21-25

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy The annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy was held from July 21...