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TNF inhibitors overall not linked to serious infections

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Contrary to persistent concerns, the use of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha antagonists, as a group, to treat autoimmune diseases is not associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for infection in the year after starting treatment, according to a report in the...

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Toremifene cuts spine fractures from androgen deprivation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Toremifene significantly decreases new vertebral fractures in younger men receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer, researchers report in an October 19th on-line paper in the Journal of Urology. And there was not a significantly elevated risk of...

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Prasugrel overcomes clopidogrel resistance better than double dose clopidogrel

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with chronic coronary artery disease, prasugrel overcomes high on-clopidogrel platelet reactivity more effectively than doubling the dose of clopidogrel, results of a prospective, randomized, crossover study suggest. A “substantial percentage” of patients on...