Monthly Archives: June 2012

Lorcaserin approved by FDA

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the weight loss drug lorcaserin (Belviq®, Arena Pharmaceuticals). This is the first approval for an obesity treatment since orlistat (Xenical®) in 1999. The effect on weight loss is modest (3-5%) and the … Continue reading

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Oh, the Medicines You’ll Take!

An Update on Pediatric Drug Utilization Drugs aren’t just for grown ups, but it would appear that kids are being prescribed fewer medications than they used to be back in the day, all the way back in 2002.1 The data, published … Continue reading

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Adverse drug events in the ICU – do they happen and do they matter?

Physical Therapists in Intensive Care With all the talk lately about early mobilization in the ICU (a recent systematic review, Amy Pawlik’s standing room only presentation at CSM 2012), it’s evident that physical therapists and other rehabilitation professionals are only … Continue reading

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