Friday, 21 Feb 2020

Drug Safety

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12 Nov 2019 Social RT @DrPetryna: @rheumnow #ACR19 abs2357 RCT reconfirms ⬆️ risk of MTX-related hepatotoxicity: 2-3 fold ⬆️ in mild LFT elev in MTX group. ⬆️…
12 Nov 2019 Social RT @CCalabreseDO: Abstr#1805 per-operative csDMARD or bDMARDs not associated with 30-day post-op infection, more studies needed to determin…
12 Nov 2019 Social RT @MaeveGamble: Drug PEARLs: TCZ can decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. Cannabinoids decrease metabolism of warfarin. MMF…
12 Nov 2019 ACR Video Panel Presentation: What's New in iRAEs
12 Nov 2019 Social RT @cappelliMD: Important point that we must adjust for duration of treatment when looking at irAEs as a biomatker for tumor response to IC…
12 Nov 2019 Social RT @hausmannMD: A second study (after MAINRITSAN) showing the superiority of rituximab vs. azathioprine for maintenance of remission in ANC…
11 Nov 2019 ACR Video FDA Update: Dr. Arthur Kavanaugh
11 Nov 2019 Social RT @hausmannMD: Holy Molly! TNFi (etanercept, adalimumab, infliximab, or golimumab) completely prevented stokes in patients with DADA2. #AC…
11 Nov 2019 Social RT @philipcrobinson: Toxicity of JAK inhibitors #ACR19 @RheumNow
10 Nov 2019 ACR Video Infection Prevention and Immunosuppression: Dr. Cassandra Calabrese
03 Nov 2019 Social RheumNow Podcast is up! Cush reviews the news from the past week. Watch the ghoulish video here>> or listen to the podcast here >>
03 Nov 2019 Social FDA downplays risks associated with Zantac. CDER Director Janet Woodcock says levels of NDMA in ranitidine “are similar to the levels ...found in.. common foods like grilled or smoked meats.”
30 Oct 2019 News Frequent DMARD Discontinuations During Rheumatoid Pregnancies
29 Oct 2019 News Methotrexate and the Risk of Lung Disease
28 Oct 2019 Social Illicit drug use has increased for the 3rd year in a row,  with 43.5 million (19.4%) using. Cannabis was most used; by 15.9% over age12 yrs. 14.8 mill have an alcohol abuse disorder and <10 million (3.6%) abuse narcotics - lower than in the 3 prior years.
26 Oct 2019 Social The RheumNow PodCast is Up! The Shoes Maketh the Doctor (10.25.19). Watch it on the website>> or listen to the podcast in the car, on iTunes or SoundCloud>>
25 Oct 2019 News Common Physician HIPAA Violations
24 Oct 2019 News FDA Issues Boxed Warning and Recommendations for Breast Implant Use
24 Oct 2019 Social FDA has set a new record for generic-drug approvals in 2019, with new 1,171 generic drugs (ws 971 in 2018 & 937 in 2017). HHS Secretary Alex Azar praised FDA for 3 record-setting yrs of improving prices & consumer access to prescription drugs.
23 Oct 2019 Social Probably best to advise your patients not to take Zantac (ranitidine) as everyone is removing it from the market pending further investigation. All the companies are pulling the drug, FDA agrees. NDMA (the contaminent) is a potential carcinogen.