Point-of-care C-reactive protein testing reduces antibiotic use in people with acute COPD exacerbations, a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine has shown.
Researchers have identified a plausible drug–drug interaction between laxatives and non-potassium-sparing diuretics.
Rimegepant, a medicine belonging to a new class of migraine treatments, relieves pain and other symptoms in patients with moderate or severe migraine pain, research published in The New England Journal of Medicine has shown.
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Inhaler switching in asthma and COPD is not associated with negative impacts on patients’ health, study results published in Thorax have shown.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines from 2005 may have inadvertently led to increased antidepressant prescribing in children aged under 18 years.
Patients who take tramadol and methadone are at a higher risk of developing hypoglycaemia compared to those who take other opioids, a study has found.
Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who have a BRAF mutation have improved survival after treatment with three targeted therapies instead of standard chemotherapy, results from a phase III trial have shown.
Customers who buy cannabis from “adult use” dispensaries, where no medical certificate is required, commonly report that they use it for pain relief or to help them sleep.
Use of certain antidepressants to treat depression in patients with diabetes is associated with a reduction in mortality, according to a population-based study.
Children with persistently low plasma vitamin D levels at birth and in early childhood have an increased risk of elevated systolic blood pressure later in childhood, research has suggested.
Taking certain antidepressants reduces the efficacy of the opioid medicine tramadol, according to research published in Pharmacotherapy.