This population-based study examines whether the use of dipeptidylpeptidase-4 inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide 1 analogues is associated with an increased risk of incident bile duct and gallbladder disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
This population-based study examines the association between use of incretin-based drugs in patients with type 2 diabetes and development of acute pancreatitis.
This survey study investigates attitudes toward prescribing generic drugs among internists and specialists in endocrinology, hematology, and infectious diseases.
This case series explores the safety considerations of clarithromycin by investigating the association between Helicobacter pylori therapy containing clarithromycin and acute neuropsychiatric events.
This case of a woman in her 60s presenting with ear fullness and asymetric hearing loss is a reminder to carefully consider indications for treatment using proton pump inhibitors in the setting of steroid use.
In a nationally representative sample of older adults, this study characterizes changes in the prevalence of medication use and quantifies the frequency and types of potential major drug-drug interactions.
This systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials assesses the efficacy and safety of flibanserin for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in women.
This population-based cohort study quantifies the association between proton pump inhibitor use and incident chronic kidney disease among participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study.
This cohort study of off-label use of prescription drugs assesses the risks for and prevalence of adverse drug events documented in the electronic health records of adults seeking medical treatment under a national health insurance system.
This Viewpoint details how standardized and clearly worded pharmacy leaflets provided with prescription medications could communicate succinct information about the benefits and risks of medications and improve patient expectations, knowledge, and safety.
This case report uses the example of an older woman with paronychia to discuss judicious use of antibiotics for skin conditions in the outpatient setting.
This study of a Danish natonwide cohort of patients with uncomplicated hypertension reports that antihypertensive treatment with a β-blocker may be associated with increased risks of perioperative major adverse cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality.
This nested case-control analysis of database records found that use of fluoroquinolones was associated with an increased risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection.
This case study serves as a reminder that the routine diagnostic tests for C difficile do not distinguish between active disease and colonization and that clinicians must consider, when appropriate, other potential causes of diarrhea, both infectious and noninfectious.
This case illustrates how unnecessary antibiotic use might cause life-threatening adverse events in the context of certain types of heart disease.