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Clinical Daily Briefs for Thursday, March 26

Argentum, AHCA / NCAL launch campaigns to share positive messages during pandemic … Clinic study shows where surface-cleaning efforts can fall short … CVS moves to prevent hoarding of malaria drug for COVID-19 patients … FDA supports study of century-old blood infusion treatment in coronavirus patients

Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, March 11

Suspected coronavirus leads to no-visitor policies at Nebraska senior living communities … Low blood pressure linked to higher mortality in elders, finds UK study … Pharmacists quietly panicking over looming respiratory drug shortage … Social service workers have positive impact on residents’ behavior, study finds …FDA approves first US OTC combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen

Clinical Briefs for Friday, January 31

U.S. life expectancy goes up for the first time since 2014 … FDA to review skin patch therapy for Alzheimer’s … U.S. outperforms peers in flu vaccination among seniors, underperforms in other healthcare measures … Blood pressure drug tied to lower gout risk

Clinical Briefs for Thursday, January 30

Residents report improved health with weekly smartphone interaction … Lithium may halt Alzheimer’s disease progression, researchers claim … Some residents receive fewer prescriptions due to lack of Medicare coverage … Purell receives FDA warning over claims the product prevents ebola and flu

Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, January 29

Shortness of breath and cough increasingly the first symptoms of lung cancer … Older refugees suffer from depression decades after immigration … Two major kidney dialysis treatments have ‘identical’ survival outcomes in study … FDA approves triple-combo pill, Trijardy XR, for type 2 diabetes

Clinical Briefs for Friday, December 20

Alzheimer’s initiative aims to enhance clinical care … FDA proposes rule allowing drugs to be imported from Canada … New Parkinson’s drug meets safety criteria in mid-stage trial … Medicinal cannabis substitute may treat side effects of Parkinson’s drugs

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