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PodMed – Week of May 2, 2016

April 28, 2016


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

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