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Is pharmacogenomic testing to guide antidepressant use cost effective?
Patients with major depressive disorder often try several different medications before settling on an effective treatment. Researchers investigated whether pharmacogenomic testing to guide antidepressant use yielded health gains while reducing health system costs …
Kaiser Family Foundation
U.S. suicides reached record high in 2022
Despite a decrease in suicide-related deaths among children and young adults, more people died from suicide last year than any year on record since 1941, provisional CDC data show. Nearly 50,000 lives were lost to suicide, up 3% from 2021.
FDA: Monitor Philips DreamStation 2 CPAP machines for signs of overheating
From August to November 2023, the agency received more than 270 reports of fire, smoke, burns, and other signs of overheating, which occurred while people were using the machines, some of which were distributed as replacements for DreamStation 1 CPAP machines that were recalled due to a different, foam-related safety issue.
What your patients are reading: Week of November 27, 2023
Among this week's trending stories, Sharon Osbourne discusses her Ozempic weight loss, a sports physician explains the benefits of the teeth-chattering trend known as cold plunging, and a study from the University of Washington finds that just breathing rush hour pollution can significantly raise blood pressure, and more ...
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