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October 4, 2017

Should Use of High-Dose Flu Vaccine Be Expanded to the Chronically Ill?
If clinical trials bear out the results of computer simulation, the high-dose influenza vaccine might be recommended for a larger cohort of Americans in the future. Find out why a new study suggests the more powerful shot could be effective for younger adults with chronic diseases.

Romosozumab-Plus-Alendronate Regimen Reduces Postmenopausal Fractures
Some postmenopausal women continue to be at high risk of fractures despite current standard treatment for osteoporosis. A new study finds that a drug combination reduces that risk. Here are the details.

Beta-Blockers Might Be Unnecessary in AMI Survivors Adherent to Other Drugs
Cardiovascular drug adherence is a problem in patients who survive acute myocardial infarction (AMI). A new study looked at whether three lifelong medications were really necessary, as recommended by guidelines. Here is what the researchers found.

Placebo Effect High for Antidepressants in Some
Pediatric Disorders

The placebo effect is strong in children and adolescents taking antidepressants for certain mental health conditions but less so for others. That’s important to know, according to authors of a new study, because the actual drugs can have troubling side effects. Here is more information.

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