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Interchangeability Study Initiated for Adalimumab Biosimilar

Interchangeability Study Initiated for Adalimumab Biosimilar

Boehringer Ingelheim has initiated a clinical study to investigate the interchangeability between an adalimumab biosimilar candidate and Humira.

Off-label Antidepressant Prescriptions Often Unsupported by Strong Evidence

Off-label Antidepressant Prescriptions Often Unsupported by Strong Evidence

These findings highlight an urgent need to produce more evidence on the risks and benefits of off-label antidepressant use.

Coprescribing Naloxone to Opioid Users Helps Reduce ER Visits

Coprescribing Naloxone to Opioid Users Helps Reduce ER Visits

Finding supports naloxone prescriptions for patients taking opioids for chronic pain

Pharmacogenetic Testing: A Good Tool for Treating Patients with Pain

Pharmacogenetic Testing: A Good Tool for Treating Patients with Pain

Pharmacogenetic testing yields information that informs how an individual will metabolize medications.

Prescription Medication Use on the Rise in the United States

Prescription Medication Use on the Rise in the United States

Many adults take five or more medications, often for preventable ills.

Using PAMORA for Opioid-Induced Constipation

Using PAMORA for Opioid-Induced Constipation

Naloxegol functions as a peripherally acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist in tissues such as the gastrointestinal tract, thereby decreasing the constipating effects of opioids.

Will 3D-Printed Prescription Pain Medication Become A Reality?

Will 3D-Printed Prescription Pain Medication Become A Reality?

Epilepsy drug Spritam may be one of many custom-made medicines to come that will use the technology.

Cannabinoid-Focused Pharma Company Echo Releases Initial Clinical Trial Results

Cannabinoid-Focused Pharma Company Echo Releases Initial Clinical Trial Results

For Echo, reducing the therapeutic dose is key to improving compliance and providing both patients and healthcare providers with a more cost-effective therapy.

CDC: Aspirin Use Common Among Americans With Heart Disease

CDC: Aspirin Use Common Among Americans With Heart Disease

Clinical and community-based approaches should be used to increase aspirin use among low-use groups.