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Why biosimilars should be interchangeable with biologicsSubscription

9 JAN 2017By

Research suggests no substantive outcome differences between the use of originator biologics and their biosimilar counterparts Source: Shutterstock.com

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Dangers with inappropriate use of long-acting beta agonists Subscription

1 DEC 2016By , ,

Caution is required when prescribing or dispensing long-acting beta agonists to manage airways diseases, such as asthma.

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Assessing the safety of hormonal replacement therapySubscription

8 NOV 2016By ,

Since the dawn of hormonal replacement therapy — now known as menopausal hormone therapy — there have been conflicting reports about its risks and safety. A thorough examination of the evidence suggests it can be used safely in menopausal women.

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Why we need more over-the-counter products to treat acneSubscription

7 OCT 2016By ,

Approval of the first over-the-counter topical retinoid in the United States is a welcome move and should be replicated in other countries.

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We need to reassess how we measure and treat pain as opioid addiction growsSubscription

7 SEP 2016By

Removing official pain measures will not alleviate the rising number of patients addicted to opioid drugs — a better way to determine pain is required.

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