Tag Archives: Medication

The Treatment Gap: In Rehab, ‘Two Warring Factions’: Abstinence vs. Medication

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Just past a cemetery along a country road, an addiction treatment center called JourneyPure at the River draws hundreds of patients a month who are addicted to opioids and other drugs. They divide their days between therapy sessions, songwriting, communing with horses and climbing through a treetop ropes course. After dinner, they’re… Read More »

Medication for severe acne alters skin microbiome | The Source – Washington University in St. Louis Newsroom

Isotretinoin, a form of vitamin A, has been prescribed to treat acne for decades. It reduces oil production in the skin, which helps prevent acne from forming. But new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has uncovered a previously unknown benefit of the medication. It shifts the skin microbiome of acne… Read More »

Study highlights role of EHRs in pediatric medication errors

Dive Brief: Prescribing medications for kids requires unique considerations such as lower body weight, which could lead even small errors to cause patient harm. Yet little is known about how EHR usability issues affect medication errors, a new Health Affairs study says. Raj Ratwani of MedStar Health’s National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare and other… Read More »