Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

July 2, 2015

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM

The FDA is mandating that drug companies stop manufacturing unapproved otic drops that are labeled for prescription use to relieve ear pain, infection, and inflammation. These products are frequently …

By Allan S. Brett, MD

Dr. Brett is editor-in-chief of NEJM Journal Watch General Medicine, from which this story was adapted. See full coverage at the link below.

Liraglutide helps nondiabetic patients lose weight, but gastrointestinal side effects are common, according to an industry-supported study in the New …

By Kristin J. Kelley

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM

The FDA warned on Wednesday that cough-and-cold medications with codeine could …

By the Editors

The FDA is considering whether to require warning labels and child-resistant packaging for liquid …

July 1, 2015

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

High consumption of citrus fruit is associated with increased melanoma risk, suggests a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Nearly 100,000 white participants in the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study completed questionnaires …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

A report from the Institute of Medicine calls for eight strategies to improve cardiac arrest survival in the U.S. Here are the recommendations, …

June 30, 2015

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

A history of trauma is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women, according to a Circulation study.

Researchers studied roughly 50,000 Nurses' Health Study II participants who were …

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