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Injecting drugs in public places linked to a higher risk of HIV, hepatitis C and overdose, Scottish survey finds

Lack of safer drug consumption facility impeding efforts to control HIV outbreak among Glasgow drug users People who inject drugs in public places in Scotland are much more likely to have HIV or hepatitis C and are at higher risk of overdose and skin and soft tissue infections caused by injecting, a survey of drug… Read More »

HIV drugs reduce feminising hormone levels by 36% in HIV-positive trans women, Thai study finds

A study investigating the interactions in HIV-positive trans women between gender-affirming feminising hormone therapy (FHT) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) has found that blood levels of the primary female hormone estradiol were reduced by an average of 36% in women once they started taking ART. It also found that taking FHT reduced the level of the… Read More »

Veterans benefit from pain treatment without drugs

A new study finds a lower risk of adverse post-treatment outcomes among returning military service personnel with chronic pain who received nondrug therapy. Share on PinterestNew research shows that some nondrug therapies, including exercise therapy, can help relieve pain in veterans. Many people returning from military deployment experience physical and mental health issues. These can… Read More »

Trump FDA nominee Hahn treads familiar ground on drugs, devices

President Donald Trump’s nominee for FDA commissioner pledged science, data and the law will be the guiding principles for decision making when faced with questions about FDA’s oversight of drugs and medical devices during testimony before the Senate HELP Committee on Wednesday. MD Anderson radiation oncologist Stephen Hahn largely stuck to a familiar script on… Read More »

FDA flags Dollar Tree for selling over-the-counter drugs from companies with ‘serious violations’

People walk by a Dollar Tree store on December 11, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images News | Getty Images Dollar Tree stocked over-the-counter drugs produced by Chinese companies with “a pattern of serious violations” of federal law on good manufacturing practices, the Food and Drug Administration… Read More »