New Study Shows Elimination of Aspirin in PCI Patients May Reduce Adverse Events

According to current guidelines and clinical practice, PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) patients already taking an oral anticoagulant generally end up on triple therapy comprising the anticoagulant plus clopidogrel and aspirin. However, there is no supporting evidence base for this approach and the triple therapy regimen is known to increase bleeding complications. Now a new study– the […]

Health Care gender disparities show improvement in latest VA report

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released a report that shows improvement in gender disparities in 12 out of 14 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures in VA since 2008. HEDIS measures are used by 90 percent of America’s health plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service, such […]

New FDA Approved Stribild Gives HIV Patients 4 n’ 1 Pill with less side effects

Add one more medication to the HIV treatment arsenal: The quad-drug Stribild, geared specifically for people who haven’t yet been treated for the infection, just got the OK from the Food and Drug . The new Stribild therapy (elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) for adult HIV patients is a once-daily orally administered drug, the first HIV therapy to include an […]