News & Views - Page 5

Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Officials with the FDA have issued a safety alert advising health care professionals and patients against the use of any liquid product manufactured by PharmaTech LLC, Davie, Florida, due to possible Burkholderia cepacia contamination.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Nurse practitioners (NPs) can effectively treat patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV), according to a study recently published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
In a safety alert issued by the FDA, officials warned against the use of “Balguti Kesaria (or Kesaria Balguti) Ayurvedic Medicine,” due to risk of lead poisoning.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Previously considered a cosmetic problem, new research indicates that skin tags may have medical significance.
CDC video series encourages patients to "think fungus" if symptoms don't improve. 
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced the formation of a new Department of Justice (DOJ) pilot program aimed at targeting the abuse and diversion of opioid medications.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Educating patients about various medical conditions, and correcting medical misinformation that patients may be researching on their own in places like the Internet comprises a large portion of a nurse practitioner’s day, according to the findings of a recent Merck Manuals survey.
Officials with the FDA have approved enasidenib (Idhifa, Celgene Corporation) for the treatment relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in adult patients who have a specific genetic mutation, isocitrate dehydrogenase-2 (IDH2), according to a FDA press release.

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Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
The National Health Interview Survey in 2014 estimated that 17.7 million adults and 6.3 million children had asthma.
Mary McCormack, MSN, APNC, MPH
The World Gastroenterology Organization describes the prevalence of celiac disease as a “statistical iceberg” in today’s health climate.
Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP-B-C
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Janet Gilbreath, DNP, MBA, MSN, FNP-BC
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