PodMed – Week of December 21, 2015


This week’s topics include a new treatment for one form of leukemia, opioid prescription guidelines, dangers of common medications in teenagers with regard to fetal risk, and electrical fields for a type brain tumor.

Program notes:

0:32 Chronic lymphocytic leukemia treatment
1:36 New oral medication
2:29 Other types of cancer might help?
3:01 Prescription of opioid medications
4:06 Not a lot of data on chronic pain treatment
5:01 Dramatic impact on overdose deaths
6:01 Medications that might cause fetal malformations
7:02 Much more frequent sex than might be assumed
8:02 Could pharmacists and drug databases help?
8:24 Electrical field and glioblastoma
9:25 Targeted 700 people with the tumor
11:00 End

Related blog: http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2015/12/18/hope-for-cll/