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Three Factors Predict Psych Events With Drugs for Smoking Cessation

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Three factors predict clinically significant neuropsychiatric adverse events (NPSAEs) in smokers with or without mental health conditions who use cessation pharmacotherapy, according to a study published online March 7 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine

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Robust Evidence Lacking for Many Cardiovascular Guidelines

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Only a small proportion of recommendations in major cardiovascular society guidelines are supported by evidence from multiple randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or a single large RCT, according to a study published in the March 19 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. This cardiovascular medicine theme issue was released early to coincide with the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, held from March 16 to 18 in New Orleans

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Could the U.S. Mail Deliver Better Colon Cancer Screening Rates?

FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- No one likes to get a colonoscopy, but new research suggests that mailing at-home colon cancer tests to folks who are overdue for their checks might prompt them to get screened

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Statins Tied to Insulin Resistance, Higher Serum Fasting Insulin

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Individuals using statins may be at higher risk for hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, and eventually type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online March 5 in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

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Recent Increase Reported in Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Fentanyl

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- From 2011 to 2016, there was an increase in drug overdose deaths involving fentanyl, according to the March 21 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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