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Prescribing practices that increase risk of opioid overdoseTwo studies, one from Prime Therapeutics and Stanford, reveal an alarming increase in overdose with concurrent use of opioids and benzodiazepines. Here’s how managed care can help.
New measure of cell metabolism may speed progress of therapies
Heartburn drugs linked to heart attacksCertain Protein-pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as omeprazole (Prilosec) are associated with a short-term risk of heart attacks and other cardiac events, according to a new study.
Unraveling the genetics of glaucoma for potential therapies
Lower-income students in China have less myopiaResearchers in China have discovered that lower-income students have much lower levels of myopia than their middle-class counterparts.
Health insurance status may determine trauma center carePatients with severe injuries initially evaluated at non-trauma center emergency departments are less likely to be transferred to a trauma center if they have insurance, according to study published online ahead of print in JAMA Surgery.
Opioid use among pregnant women: Surprising rateMore than 14% of pregnant women were prescribed opioids for pain at some time during their pregnancy, according to a study published online in Anesthesiology.