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Latest COVID-19 guidelines come out against bamlanivimab, remdesivir

The NIH and the Infectious Diseases Society of America found insufficient data to support bamlanivimab, while the World Health Organization said the same about remdesivir. The FDA issued more emergency use authorizations, and research looked at racial and other disparities in COVID-19 outcomes.

ACP PPE sale offers gloves, N95 respirators, masks, and more

ACP members can buy personal protective equipment (PPE) at a low cost through a limited-time offer starting Nov. 30.

MKSAP Quiz: Managing a congenital heart defect in an adult

A 24-year-old woman diagnosed with a ventricular septal defect at age 7 months undergoes routine examination. The S1 and S2 are masked by a loud holosystolic murmur noted at the left lower sternal border. A transthoracic echocardiogram demonstrates a membranous ventricular septal defect with a small left-to-right shunt. After review of additional results from cardiac testing, what is the appropriate management?

Guideline issued on home oxygen therapy for chronic lung disease

Among other recommendations, patients with chronic lung disease and severe chronic resting hypoxemia should receive long-term oxygen for at least 15 hours per day, the American Thoracic Society said.

Pharma payments associated with increased prescribing, systematic review finds

The review of 36 published studies found a consistent association between physicians' payments from pharmaceutical companies and prescribing of those companies' drugs as well as temporal and dose-response relationships, suggesting the association was causal.

Losing a primary care physician led to more use of specialty, urgent, and ED care

A study of health care utilization by Medicare beneficiaries whose primary care physicians left practice found increased spending, particularly among those who had been treated at a solo practice.

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