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Many Patients Continue Using Opioids Months After Joint Replacement

Many patients undergoing hip or knee replacement are still taking prescription opioid pain medications up to six months after surgery, reports a study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain® (IASP). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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HOPA Takes Oncology Pharmacy Education to the Next Level with All New HOPA Oncology Pharmacy Updates Course, July 15-16, 2016 – Orlando, FL

Registration is now open for the all new BCOP Oncology Pharmacy Updates Course, taking place July 15-16, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Presented by the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) and led by an all-star group of faculty, the Oncology Pharmacy Updates Course is a live, interactive course that will cover new and ongoing therapeutic developments that have emerged within the last three years.

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Scripps Florida Scientists Show Commonly Prescribed Painkiller Slows Cancer Growth

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Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute Florida campus have found that one of the most widely prescribed pain and anti-inflammation drugs slows the growth rate of a specific kind of cancer in animal models and suggests the medication could have the same effect on other types of tumors.

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Harnessing Nature’s Vast Array of Venoms for Drug Discovery

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A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute has invented a method for rapidly identifying venoms that strike a specific target in the body—and optimizing such venoms for therapeutic use.

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Anesthesiologist Links Antidote Resistance to Killer Synthetic Opioid W-18

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Antidepressants Commonly and Increasingly Prescribed for Nondepressive Indications

In a study appearing in the May 24/31 issue of JAMA, Jenna Wong, M.Sc., of McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and colleagues analyzed treatment indications for antidepressants and assessed trends in antidepressant prescribing for depression.

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Plenary 1 of ISPOR 21st Annual International Meeting Focuses on Issues Surrounding Accelerated Drug Approvals

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ISPOR opened its 21st Annual International Meeting this morning with the first plenary session, Accelerating Cures: Addressing Unmet Patient Need or Putting Patients at Risk?, in Washington, DC, USA.

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Co-Program Leader in Cancer Pharmacology Research Named at Rutgers Cancer Institute

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Director of the Center for Integrative Proteomics Research at Rutgers University, Stephen K. Burley, MD, DPhil, has been named as co-leader of the Cancer Pharmacology Research Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute.

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Drop in Childhood Obesity Cannot Be Explained by Health Behaviors, The Latest in Heart Defect Prediction Tech, Eating After 8pm Not Linked to Childhood Obesity, and more Children's Health News

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Being Smart About Opioids: ‘Warm Hand-Offs’ Part of the Solution to Fix the Crisis

Opioid and heroin abuse has been sending Americans to emergency departments across the country. But what happens next? Medical blogger Kristen Sandel MD writes about 'warm hand-offs' as part of the care plan when a patient arrives in the emergency department.

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MD Anderson and Ionis Pharmaceuticals Form Strategic Alliance to Advance Novel Cancer Therapeutics

Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced the formation of a strategic alliance to discover and develop novel cancer therapeutics.

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Harvard Chemists Develop Simple New Platform for Development of Macrolide Antibiotics

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Harvard researchers have created a new, greatly simplified, platform for antibiotic discovery that may go a long way to solving the crisis of antibiotic resistance.

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Concurrent Administration of Antrhacyclines and Trastuzumab in Breast Cancer Patients: New Findings for an Old Challenge

USA-ITALY May 2016. The study entitled “A phase II neoadjuvant sequential regimen of docetaxel followed by high-dose epirubicin in combination with cyclophosphamide administered concurrently with trastuzumab. The DECT trial” has recently appeared in the Journal of Cell Physiology, an international, per-reviewed journal focused on cancer-related issues. The authors belong to a multidisciplinary Italian-American team with a long and productive history of collaboration with Prof. Antonio Giordano, Director of the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research of Philadelphia, Temple University Pennsylvania, USA and the Department of Medicine Surgery and Neuroscience at University of Siena.

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Why We Get Tired When We Stay Up Too Late, Pain and Anxiety Drug Linked to Birth Defects, Old Drug Could Fight Brain Cancer and more in the Neuroscience and Neurology News Source

Why We Get Tired When We Stay Up Too Late, Pain and Anxiety Drug Linked to Birth Defects, Old Drug Could Fight Brain Cancer and more in the Neuroscience and Neurology News Source

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High Levels of Protein p62 Predict Liver Cancer Recurrence

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have discovered that high levels of the protein p62 in human liver samples are strongly associated with cancer recurrence and reduced patient survival. In mice, they also found that p62 is required for liver cancer to form.

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Counseling Guidelines Necessary for Pediatric Patients Receiving Fertility, Sexual Function Treatment

The drugs and therapies used to treat medical conditions often come with side effects.  Doctors, pharmacists and other health care professionals strive to be sure we are made aware. But when the patient is under age, and the effects include possibly permanent impacts on the ability to have biological children and/or sexual function, who should be told – the patient, the parent or both? And who should communicate these details? 

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Making Injectable Medicine Safer

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Bring the drugs, hold the suds. That summarizes a promising new drug-making technique designed to reduce serious allergic reactions and other side effects from anti-cancer medicine, testosterone and other drugs administered with a needle.

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Drug Used for Pain, Anxiety May Be Linked to Birth Defects

A drug commonly used to treat pain, epilepsy, anxiety and other brain health disorders may be associated with an increased risk of major birth defects, according to a study published in the May 18, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.