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PodMed – Week of May 2, 2016

April 28, 2016

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This week’s topics include asthma and under the tongue immunotherapy, reducing C. dif infections, safety of smoking cessation drugs, and antibiotic stewardship.

Program notes:

0:39 Safety of smoking cessation medicines
1:40 None increased risk of psychiatric problems
2:40 How about combinations?
3:07 Sublingual immunotherapy
4:08 In people with moderate to severe asthma
5:09 Limited FDA approval
5:44 Antibiotic stewardship
6:44 Identified top 20% of overprescribers
7:45 Nobody mandating change
8:00 Reducing C.dif infections in hospital
9:00 Estimated to save quite a lot
10:30 End

Related blog: https://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2016/04/28/allergy-meds-under-the-tongue/

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