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Accidental IV Dislodgement Reported to Be Very Common

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Clinicians perceive accidental dislodgement of intravenous (IV) devices to be a common occurrence, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of the Association for Vascular Access

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Personalized Tx May Extend Life in CKD With Small Renal Tumors

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Personalized treatment selection may extend life expectancy in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and small renal tumors (≤4 cm), according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Radiology

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More Americans Mixing Opioids With Sedatives

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- As if the opioid crisis wasn't already bad enough, new research shows a sharp rise in the number of Americans taking dangerous combinations of opioids and sedatives

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Review Shares Best Practices for Evaluating Penicillin Allergy

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- A new review, published in the Jan. 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, addresses best practices for the evaluation and management of reported penicillin allergies

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1 in 4 Antibiotic Prescriptions Isn't Needed: Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Nearly 25 percent of antibiotics prescribed in the United States are given for conditions they aren't meant to treat, a new study finds.

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