A new study in the Journal of Women's Health has found that younger women are less likely to experience pain relief with long-term use of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain compared to men of the same age.
Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) 1mg/1mL solution for IV injection has been discontinued by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. The decision to discontinue the product is business-related and not based on efficacy or safety findings.
A greater intake of bioavailable carotenoids, particularly lutein/zeaxanthin and beta-carotene, has been linked to a reduced risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) based on two prospective cohort studies. The research appears in JAMA Ophthalmology.
Neurocrine Biosciences announced positive results from its Kinect 3 study, showing that NBI-98854 achieved a statistically significant reduction in tardive dyskinesia during the 6 weeks of treatment in patients with underlying schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, or major depressive disorder.
The American Geriatrics Society (AFS) has released its second updated and expanded Beers Criteria, including alternative therapies for potentially inappropriate medications and more detailed guidance on best practices for implementing AGS recommendations.