From MedPage Today:
- Newer Antiplatelet is Faster in Ad Hoc PCI. Ticagrelor (Brilinta) dropped platelet reactivity lower sooner when given on the table for patients going directly to revascularization after diagnostic angiography.
- Abandoned Painkiller Makes a Comeback. In 2006, in the midst of a growing opioid epidemic, the FDA approved the new narcotic painkiller Opana. It was a familiar drug.
- How One Hospital Brought Its C-Sections Down in a Hurry. Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, one of the largest and most respected facilities in Orange County, needed to move quickly.
- WHO Seeks Sensitivity in Disease Naming. If you’re a scientist and have just identified a dangerous new disease in Peru originating from pigs then please don’t call it paralytic Peruvian pig pox.