Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019

Drug Safety

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06 Feb 2019 Social CDC Stats: In 2017, >2/3 of all drug overdose deaths in the United States involved opioids; From 2016 to 2017, opioid-related overdose deaths increased 12 percent overall (17.2% in elderly).
04 Feb 2019 Social QD Clinic - Arthritis Drugs & Major Surgery; cases from RheumNow and RheumNow Live. How do you advised med changes w/ upcoming surgery? via @YouTube
04 Feb 2019 ACR Video QD Clinic - Arthritis Drugs and Major Surgery
19 Jan 2019 Social JAMA study shows that when drug companies increased their opioid marketing budgets by just $5.29 per 1,000 population, the number of MD opioid prescriptions went up 82% and opioid deaths increased 9%.
18 Jan 2019 Social CDC reports that opioid overdoses are more likely to kill Americans than car crashes. Themotor vehicle death rate =11.5 per 100,000 in 2017 (use to be 15.2) vs opioid overdose deaths of 14.9 per 100,000 in 2017 (up from 2.9 in 1999).
13 Jan 2019 Social Rheumatology Year in Review : New Drugs, irAEs, Enbrel in court, Opioids, new JAKs, Hot PsA Trial, new Lupus drugs, Medical Marijuana, Expen$ive Rheum drugs, Senolytics.
11 Jan 2019 Social FDA AAC + DSRM advisory committee votes 19 yes, 2 no and 1 abstain on continued use of Uloric/febuxostat after reviewing CV risk in the CARES study. Await FDA decision, but Look for label changes.
08 Jan 2019 Social QD Video from RheumNow - Dicusssion of statins and myalgias/arthralgias.
07 Jan 2019 Social RheumNow Weekly Podcast is up - watch here: or listen on iTunes or here
04 Jan 2019 Social FDA warns fluoroquinolone use may increase risk ofruptures or tears in the aorta. Thus Fluoroquinolones should not be used w/ aortic aneurysms, peripheral vascular Dz, HTN, Marfans/Ehlers-Danlos, or the elderly, unless there are no other options available
01 Jan 2019 News Best of 2018: The Safety of Paternal Exposure to DMARDs and Biologics
31 Dec 2018 Social RT @NYTHealth: From @NYTOpinion: CBD is being touted as the latest miracle cure. Enthusiasts rave about its supposed anti-anxiety, anti-inf…
30 Dec 2018 Social "Prednisone is the best drug we have, and prednisone is the worst drug we have"- Peter A. Merkel, MD
28 Dec 2018 News Best of 2018: Hydroxychloroquine Being Over-Dosed with New Guidelines?
19 Dec 2018 Social Case reports of non-infectious pneumonia with Ustekinumab reported from FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (medwatch) - 12 cases, 7 interstitial pneumonia, 3 eosinophilic pneumonia, 1 each organizing pneumonia & hypersensitivity pneumonitis
17 Dec 2018 Social Check out Vinay Prasads @VPplenarysesh Plenary Session Podcast that discusses studies on Fish oils and MTX in cardiology - the CIRT NEJM study appears at 35:23 - interesting to hear non-Rheum views on this approach
15 Dec 2018 Social With irAEs arthralgias snd arthritis are common, but also can present as tendinitis tenosynovitis, dactylitis, PMR and most are seronegative
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
30 Nov 2018 Social The RheumNow Podcast is Up! To Needle or Not to Needle; Watch or listent to the weekly news and review