Thursday, 13 Dec 2018

Drug Safety

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13 Dec 2018 News CDC Top 15 Most Common Opioid Overdose Drugs
08 Dec 2018 Social RT @AngusWorthing: Bipartisan senators introduce new drug pricing bill https://t.co/mDWxPEtHhz
30 Nov 2018 Social The RheumNow Podcast is Up! To Needle or Not to Needle; Watch https://t.co/pjYZh5LXzi or listent to the weekly news and review https://t.co/AmXgjki2dL
30 Nov 2018 Social 296 women with HTN during pregnancy (half/147 NSAID-exposed) - NSAID use was not associated with a significant change in BP (vs no NSAID) and there was no added need to start or increase BP meds in those on NSAIDS. https://t.co/csDljBJI3r
26 Nov 2018 Social TB Testing - Do PPD or IGRA before TNFi or biologic - If negative, start therapy - If Positive, Eval for active TB (Sxs, CXR, C/S); if neg --> LTBI Rx BEFORE biologic - If "Indeterminate", repeat or change test. If same or neg--> start biologic - Do not do annual TST or IGRA
26 Nov 2018 News Trazodone High Risk of Falls and Fractures
26 Nov 2018 Social Could routine use of hydroxychloroquine reduce the rate of serious infections in immunosuppressed patients? A modest to moderate risk reduction noted in two large SLE cohort studies. https://t.co/pssLrteRRq
22 Nov 2018 Social Sudden discontinuation of duloxetine may have Adverse Events in up to 44% - dizziness, nauseam headache, paresthesia, vomiting, irritability, nightmares. Instead, its rec to gradually reduce dose over 2 weeks before D/C of duloxetine.https://t.co/aSGU0CVldB
19 Nov 2018 Social Drug interactions with Xeljanz (tofacitinib) - CP3A4 (ketoconazole) & CYP2C19 Inhibitors (fluconazole) may increase TOFA exposure; CYP3A4 Inducers (rifampin) may reduce TOFA; do not combine with other immunosuppressants (AZA, CsA, tacrolimus) https://t.co/yrs7RBmn2P
18 Nov 2018 Social The RheumNow Podcast is up! THe Heartbreak of CIRT & MTX. view it https://t.co/jTQUFWJkNJ or listen to the Podcast on iTunes or here https://t.co/2w0vNA7VmY
12 Nov 2018 Social NEJM publishes the CIRT trial - Methotrexate given to stable atherosclerosis patients for nearly 3 years was equal to placebo in the prevention of cardiovascular outcomes (MI, CVA, death, unstable angina). Story covered on RheumNow https://t.co/YCdwzKD9Da
11 Nov 2018 Social The RheumNow Podcast is up - 3 Wiseguy Rheumatologists. Watch it here https://t.co/WudWQPRtXl or listen on iTunes or here https://t.co/OOJ0e2IG0L
07 Nov 2018 News Musculoskeletal Events with Statin Use
06 Nov 2018 News Low Short-Term Risks of NSAIDs in High Risk Patients
05 Nov 2018 Social DEA report says 2017 was a record year for Opioid Overdose deaths - 72,000 or ~ 200 deaths per day; lead by Heroin, fentanyl, other opioids, methamphetamine and cocaine. https://t.co/jfayrQbt5d
01 Nov 2018 News Update on Checkpoint Inhibitor Safety
29 Oct 2018 News Anti-phospholipid Antibodies and Myocardial Infarction.
29 Oct 2018 Social The ACR 2018 RheumNow Review is up! Watch it here https://t.co/jtAySYbpKR or listen on iTunes or SoundCloud https://t.co/BBcghpaLEP
26 Oct 2018 Social RT @ARD_BMJ: New ACR guidelines for treatment management during pregnancy in patients with rheumatic diseases #ACR18 > AM https://t.co/RKhF…
25 Oct 2018 Social RT @NicoleBitencou5: Compunded triamcinolone hexacetonide (the steroid formerly know as #Aritospan) showed significantly lower rates of joi…