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1/23/2018
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1. App sends pictures of surgical wounds to nurses
A new smartphone app called WoundCare is enabling patients to remotely send images of their surgical wounds for monitoring by nurses. ePharm Brief
 
 
 
2. FDA draft guidance clarifies recalls
The FDA has published a draft guidance that aims to better describe the agency's policy on public warning and notification of recalled products as part of its effort to ensure that better, more timely information reaches consumers. ePharm Brief
 
 
 
3. Duration, rather than dose, is better opioid misuse predictor
A new study led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School sheds light on the possible link between physicians' opioid prescription patterns and subsequent abuse. ePharm Brief
 
 
 
4. Older adults hospitalized with flu symptoms less likely to be tested
A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society indicates that adults age 65 and older who are hospitalized with fever or respiratory symptoms during influenza seasons are less likely to have a provider-ordered influenza test than younger patients. ePharm Brief
 
 
 
5. SNAP benefits help reduce cost-related medication nonadherence
Researchers at IMPAQ International have found evidence that increasing access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may lead to reduced rates of medication nonadherence. ePharm Brief
 
 
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