Diana Ernst

RPh

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CDC: Top 10 Drugs Involved in Drug Overdose Deaths

CDC: Top 10 Drugs Involved in Drug Overdose Deaths

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Using data from the 2011 to 2016 National Vital Statistics System-Mortality files, the authors conducted a literal text analysis of death certificates to identify drugs mentioned as contributing to the cause of overdose death.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy May Reduce Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risk

Menopausal Hormone Therapy May Reduce Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risk

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To investigate the association between hormone therapy and carpal tunnel syndrome risk, researchers conducted a secondary analysis of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) hormone therapy trials.

Dextenza Approved for Ocular Pain Following Ophthalmic Surgery

Dextenza Approved for Ocular Pain Following Ophthalmic Surgery

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The approval was based on data from 2 vehicle-controlled Phase 3 trials.

FDA Cracks Down on Companies Selling Dietary Supplements Containing Tianeptine

FDA Cracks Down on Companies Selling Dietary Supplements Containing Tianeptine

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While approved in Europe, Asia and Latin America, tianeptine is an unscheduled pharmaceutical agent in the US that has been linked to serious adverse events, including death, when used for recreational purposes.

FDA Issues Safety Alert Regarding Intrathecal Delivery of Pain Meds

FDA Issues Safety Alert Regarding Intrathecal Delivery of Pain Meds

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Reports of pump failure, dosing errors, as well as other possible safety issues have prompted the Agency to issue the alert to make prescribers aware of the dangers associated with using medications not approved for intrathecal use.

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