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Medical boards often lenient on doctors overprescribing opioids, research finds

Written by | 4 Jul 2024

Researchers looked at over 100 cases of misconduct involving the overprescription of opioid drugs in an anonymised US state. The study investigated professional bodies composed predominantly of doctors tasked… read more.

New model identifies drugs that shouldn’t be taken together

Written by | 22 Feb 2024

Any drug that is taken orally must pass through the lining of the digestive tract. Transporter proteins found on cells that line the GI tract help with this… read more.

How clinical guidelines contribute to medication errors

Written by | 16 Feb 2024

A study1` of more than 28,000 medication incident reports found 608 reports of moderate-severe harm or death when using guidelines. Further analysis showed that difficulties in finding and… read more.

Multisite clinical trial will compare three FDA-approved drugs for Rett syndrome treatment

Written by | 5 Feb 2024

Vanderbilt University Medical Center received a $13 million Department of Defense grant to lead a multisite clinical trial that will evaluate repurposed FDA-approved drugs as treatment options for… read more.

Doctor and pharmacist revamp standard processes for ordering and documenting mifepristone use

Written by | 25 Sep 2023

Clinical researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School partnered with the university health system’s compliance department to create standard processes for ordering and documenting mifepristone administration, which… read more.

Are antipsychotic drugs being appropriately prescribed to homebound patients with dementia?

Written by | 8 Sep 2023

New research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society indicates that antipsychotics are likely overprescribed and used inappropriately among patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) receiving… read more.

New orally available drug for spinal cord injury found to be safe and tolerable in healthy participants

Written by | 12 Aug 2023

New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has demonstrated the safety and tolerability of a new drug treatment designed as… read more.

Most antidepressants prescribed for chronic pain lack reliable evidence of efficacy or safety, scientists warn

Written by | 12 May 2023

Most antidepressants used for chronic pain are being prescribed with “insufficient” evidence of their effectiveness, scientists have warned. A major investigation into medications used to manage long-term pain… read more.

Study determines most effective ways for hospitals to reduce medication errors

Written by | 24 Mar 2023

A new study from researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a founding member of the Mass General Brigham healthcare system, has shed new light on the best strategies hospitals can… read more.

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