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July 19, 2017
  • Which Types of Insulin Offer Lower Risk of Hypoglycemia in Diabetes?

    Carefully selecting insulin can help avoid hypoglycemia in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients, two new studies suggest. What did the researchers determine about insulin degludec versus insulin glargine U100?

  • No Benefits for Levothyroxine in Older Subclinical Hypothyroidism Patients
    Should older adults with subclinical hypothyroidism be receiving levothyroxine? A new study suggests not, finding no differences after a year in those who were treated with thyroid hormones and those who were not. Here are the details.

  • CDC: Influenza Vaccine Was Good Match in Typical Recent Flu Season 
    The most recent influenza season was typical of others when the vaccine was a fairly good match to active viruses, the CDC says. Were public health officials concerned that lower effectiveness was observed against A(H3N2) even when the vaccine was well matched to the viruses?
  • Most Handwritten Opioid Prescriptions Violate
    Best Practices

    Pharmacists are well-acquainted with scrawled handwritten prescriptions that look like chicken scratch. A new review points out how much more dangerous the practice is when opioids are being prescribed. What percentage of the handwritten prescriptions for narcotic painkillers contained at least one error?

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