CMS names 10 drugs slated for Medicare price negotiation
Aug 30, 2023
The Biden administration announced Tuesday the first 10 prescription drugs that would be selected for negotiation under the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program designed to lower the costs of prescription...
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Aug. 9
Aug 09, 2023
This protein is linked to higher death risk … More air pollution, more mental health service usage in people with dementia … Wegovy lowers cardiovascular risk … Eating legumes can reduce Parkinson’s...
Steroid injections for knee pain may increase arthritis, studies find
Jan 05, 2023
Corticosteroid injections may speed arthritis progression when used to relieve arthritic knee pain.
In contrast, hyaluronic acid injections may be protective, investigators say.
New U.S. poll shows high incidence of arthritis, reliance on medication for pain
Sep 13, 2022
A notable proportion of seniors rely on prescription drugs to manage their arthritis pain, but haven’t discussed the health risks with their clinicians, researchers report.
Clinical briefs for Friday, May 13
Alicia Lasek (f3)
May 13, 2022
Nursing facility flu study recruiting now … Medication dosages predict successful control of difficult-to-treat rheumatoid arthritis … Multidisciplinary collaboration leads to 63% C. diff reduction...
CDC: Prevalence of severe arthritis pain has risen across U.S.
Alicia Lasek (f3)
May 04, 2022
Certain states are especially ripe for arthritis-related health interventions, a study of state data reveals.
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, April 12
Apr 12, 2022
NIH: Certain arthritis drugs lower incidence of Alzheimer’s in heart patients … Undercounting may hide new COVID-19 surge; whether that’s a problem depends on whom you ask … Collaboration between...
CDC: Senior care challenges ahead as nearly one-half of U.S. older adults say they have arthritis
Oct 13, 2021
The number of adults with activity-limiting arthritis is growing, especially among seniors, according to a new analysis of national survey data.
Incidence of psoriatic arthritis up with more severe psoriasis
Sep 22, 2021
Incidence of psoriatic arthritis increases with increasing severity of psoriasis stratified by treatment severity surrogates
Arthritis rate ID’d after posterior shoulder stabilization
Jul 19, 2021
Incidence of glenohumeral arthritis 1.7 per 100 person-years for posterior shoulder instability requiring surgical fixation