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Doctors, hospitals, pharmacies warned not to stockpile meds

(HealthDay)—In a joint statement released by the American Medical Association, American Pharmacists Association, and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the professional groups “strongly oppose” physicians, pharmacies, and hospitals prophylactically prescribing medications or purchasing excessive amounts or stockpiles of potential treatments for COVID-19. The three professional societies call for the writing and dispensing of prescriptions for […]

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ACC: Many seniors hospitalized for heart failure not tested for CAD

(HealthDay)—A majority of older patients hospitalized for new-onset heart failure do not receive testing for coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study published online March 24 in Circulation: Heart Failure to coincide with the virtual meeting of the American College of Cardiology together with the World Congress of Cardiology, held from March 28 to […]

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Ketamine reduces drinking in male, but not female, rats

The drug ketamine decreases alcohol consumption in male, but not female, rats, according to new research published in eNeuro. The findings suggest that ketamine may be a viable treatment option for male patients with an alcohol use disorder. Prior studies found that ketamine reduces alcohol use disorder symptoms in both rats and humans, but the […]