Tag: drug reaction

Drug or Exercise for Geriatric Depression? It Depends

Among older adults with mild-to-moderate depressive disorder diagnosed during a primary care visit, antidepressant medication or supervised group exercise sessions may decrease symptoms to a...

Three New Drugs Implicated in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

The overactive bladder treatment mirabegron (Myrbetriq) is one of three new drugs to be linked to cases of drug-associated antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody–associated vasculitis (DA-AAV) according...

Vadadustat for Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease: Questions Remain

Oral vadadustat, one of a new class of hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase inhibitors (HIF-PHIs), is effective in the treatment of anemia in people with chronic...

Chronic Immune-Related Adverse Events Likely Common After Anti-PD-1 Therapy for Melanoma

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Chronic immune-related adverse events (irAEs) associated with anti-programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) therapy for melanoma were more common than previously thought...

Don’t Stop Osteoporosis Meds for COVID-19 Vaccines, Say Experts

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for patients taking osteoporosis medications,...

Expert Highlights Advances in DRESS

Mounting evidence suggests it’s a mistake to reject the diagnosis of drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms, or DRESS, simply because the interval between...

SAMSON Pins Most Muscle Pain With Statins on the Nocebo Effect

A novel randomized trial taking on a vexing issue around one of the world’s most commonly prescribed medications has concluded that frequently intolerable statin side...

OTC ‘Brain Boosters’ May Pose Serious Risks, Experts Say

Over-the-counter supplements advertised to improve memory and cognitive function may contained unapproved pharmaceutical drugs in potentially dangerous combinations and dosages, new research shows. “Americans spend...

New Guidance to Optimize Antipsychotic Treatment

A new consensus statement recommends monitoring antipsychotic blood levels, also known as therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM), to inform treatment decisions and optimize safety and efficacy....

Parasite Drug Shows Early Promise Against COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. An inexpensive drug used to treat parasitic infections killed the coronavirus that causes...