• Brown Bag Consult: I'm Not Feeling Well
  • Pharmacy Sues DEA for Seizing Its Drugs
  • Confronting the Challenge of Health Care–Associated Infections
  • Checking Long-Term Care Blister Packs and Bingo Cards
  • Can You Read These Rxs? (November 2014)

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PPIs Increase Risks for Infection, Vitamin Deficiency
A new Mayo Clinic study published in Microbiome shows that patients with acid reflux who regularly receive proton pump inhibitors have less diverse gut bacteria, which heightens their risk for bone fractures, vitamin deficiencies, and infections such as Clostridium difficile and pneumonia.
A British supermarket is launching an investigation into its pharmacy after a breastfeeding woman said she was advised to buy a potentially unsuitable product.
Excess medical costs for diabetes and lost productivity amounted to more than $322 billion in 2012, a 48% increase from the $218 billion estimate for 2007.
Janssen Research & Development, LLC, is seeking FDA approval for trabectedin in patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma, including those with liposarcoma and leimyosarcoma who have already underwent chemotherapy involving an anthracycline.
Consumers are advised not to purchase 2 products marketed as weight-loss pills after the FDA found the same hidden drug ingredient in both products.
Of the 1.2 million Americans with human immunodeficiency virus in 2011, 70% did not have their condition under control.
A drug therapy for epilepsy and shingles pain is being voluntarily recalled by its manufacturer due to complaints of empty capsules.

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