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Nonmedical Psychotherapeutic Drug Use Among Mentally Ill Patients 11/17/2014

In drug-related emergency department visits, nonmedical use of psychotherapeutic drugs involves primarily antidepressants (60%) and antipsychotics (40%).

FDA Review Designations for New Molecular Entities 10/16/2014

The FDA is expanding its efforts to expedite the development and review of promising therapies for serious conditions using fast-track, breakthrough-therapy, accelerated approval, and priority-review designations.

Incidence of Gynecologic Cancers 9/17/2014

According to the CDC, all women are at risk for developing gynecologic cancers, and the probability increases with age.

Ramifications of Kidney Transplantation 8/20/2014

According to the U.S. Renal Data System 2013 annual data report, 500,000 patients are on dialysis and more than 15,000 undergo kidney transplantation annually.

COPD and Asthma Among Medicare Beneficiaries 7/17/2014

Data from 2010 on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma in Medicare beneficiaries were analyzed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Diabetic Foot Complications 6/19/2014

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 60% to 70% of diabetes patients develop peripheral nerve damage.

Key Health Indicators in Children 5/16/2014

Data on key health indicators in children, such as birthweight, breastfeeding, television viewing, smoking, and anemia, were collected by the 2010 Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System

Trends in MRSA Prevalence 4/18/2014

One percent of the population carries methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, one of 18 microbes listed by the CDC as being resistant to numerous antibiotics.

Prescription Pain Medication Overdoses in the United States 3/19/2014

According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network, a public-health surveillance system, 49% of the 5.1 million drug-related emergency room visits made in 2011 were attributed to pharmaceutical misuse or abuse and illicit drugs.

Cardiac Procedures During Short-Stay Hospitalization 2/19/2014

Medical devices represent a relatively small share of national health care dollars.

Spasticity as a Comorbid Neurologic Condition 1/22/2014

Spasticity may occur to some degree in most people secondary to a disorder or trauma, such as spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, or multiple sclerosis.

Effects of Digestive Disorders 12/18/2013

In 2010, 70 million people with digestive disorders made 104.7 million visits to healthcare providers in ambulatory care settings.

Mental Disorders Among Children 11/15/2013

Annually, according to CDC data, 13% to 20% of children aged 12 to 17 years develop a mental disorder.

Trends in Drug Shortages 10/18/2013

The FDA, drug manufacturers, and the supply chain work together to achieve availability of drugs when they are needed.

Women’s Use of Prescription Drugs 9/18/2013

CDC data indicate that, compared with 2010, fewer women in 2011 utilized prescription drugs.

Kidney Disease Prevalence Trends 8/20/2013

The National Health Interview Survey noted that 2% of individuals aged 18 years and older were diagnosed with kidney disease in 2011.

Prevalence Trends for Asthma and Asthma Attacks 7/17/2013

Among noninstitutionalized adults, 18.9 million (8.2%, or 1 in 12) experienced asthma in 2009, as did 7.1 million (9.5%, or 1 in 11) children.

Incidence and Mortality Rates of Cancers Affecting the Skin 6/21/2013

The Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Cancer Statistics Review estimated that 15% of patients would die from skin cancer in 2012.

Overweight, Obesity, and Anemia Among Children 5/21/2013

Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System data provide insights into overweight, obesity, and anemia as health indicators in children.

Prevalence of Health Care–Associated Infections 4/19/2013

Ten percent of hospitalized patients in the U.S. develop a hospital-associated infection.
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