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Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has voluntarily recalled 42 of lots of Ceftriaxone for Injection, USP products at the hospital/physician level.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
A mobile medical application for adults with opioid use disorder (OUD) that aims to increase patient retention for adults who are in outpatient treatment programs is now available by prescription.
A recall of Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited’s Losartan Potassium Tablets USP has been expanded to include 8 additional lots.
Updated seasonal influenza guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) provide new recommendations for testing and treating patients.
Karen Daley
Healthcare workers face a potential silent killer every day that is so common it is routinely overlooked and ignored: accidental needlesticks.
Officials with the US FDA have approved a vaccine for use in children younger than age 5 that is indicated for immunization to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B, and invasive disease due to Haemophilus influenzae type b (Vaxelis™).
More than 702,000 Americans died from drug overdoses from 1999 to 2017–about 10% of them in 2017 alone, according to findings from an in-depth CDC analysis of the latest available drug overdose death data from the National Center for Health Statistics.
Kristi Rosa
Women between the ages of 30 and 39 who have at least 1 of 3 breast cancer risk factors may benefit from starting their annual mammography screening at age 30

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The Educated Patient

Jennifer L. Hofmann, MS, PA-C
Providing them with advice can improve control of the disease and reduce hospitalizations, morbidity, and unscheduled health care visits.
Emily C. Hayes, PharmD Candidate
Colds, coughs, and a relentless influx of sick patients in retail health clinics keep the health care providers who work there very busy.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, APRN-BC
Although the rate of foot and leg amputation has greatly declined over the past 2 decades, increasing awareness for macrovascular and microvascular complications of diabetes is essential because diabetes is the leading cause of lower-limb amputations in the United States.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
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