Tag Archives: Medications

Injectable HIV medications must be practical and affordable, conference hears

HIV treatment advances in the last decade were dominated by potent integrase inhibitors and single-tablet regimens, but the next decade promises to be an era of long-acting products, Professor Diane Havlir said at a panel discussion at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2021) last week. While attention is currently focused on injectable… Read More »

Is it safe to reduce blood pressure medications for older adults?

“Doctor, can you take away any of my medications? I am taking too many pills.” As physicians, we hear this request frequently. The population most affected by the issue of being prescribed multiple medications, known as polypharmacy, is the elderly. Trying to organize long lists of medications, and remembering to take them exactly as prescribed,… Read More »

Clinical Update 2020: Antipsychotic Medications and Risk of Gestational Diabetes

Given the number of younger women using atypical antipsychotic medications, there is an urgent need for more accurate data regarding the reproductive safety of these medications. One important question is whether these newer antipsychotic medications, which have been associated with an increased risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes, may increase the risk of gestational diabetes… Read More »

High-Risk Women Can Benefit From Medications to Prevent Breast Cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued updated recommendations on the use of medications to reduce the risk of breast cancer. The experts recommend that clinicians should offer preventive medications to women with an elevated risk of developing breast cancer due to factors such as family history or harmful BRCA mutations, but women… Read More »