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Direct-to-Consumer Advertising Has Positive Impact on Rx Demand

Large and positive association seen with medication-related demand intentions, with no negative impact on lifestyle-related intentions

Risk Factors ID’d for Poor Health-Related QOL in MS Patients

Clinicians can use early risk factors to identify patients who are more likely to have the worst physical and mental HRQoL trajectories

COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Are Safe in Pregnancy

Compared with nonpregnant vaccinated women, pregnant vaccinated women had lower odds of a significant health event after vaccination

App Aids Self-Monitoring of Some Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Patients with low disease activity using app-assisted patient-initiated care had fewer consultations with rheumatologists

Formulary Restrictions May Worsen Atrial Fibrillation Outcomes

Risk for adverse health outcomes higher for patients with Medicare Part D plans limiting access to non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants

Diagnostic Accuracy of MRE Indices Studied for Active Crohn Disease

High sensitivity, but low specificity, seen for sMARIA, London, 'extended' London scores for active terminal ileal Crohn disease

Frequent Aspirin Use Tied to Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

Association remains regardless of the presence of most other risk factors for ovarian cancer

How Will New Federal Legislation Cut Drug Costs?

Under the law, Medicare will now be allowed to negotiate the cost of some drugs; vaccines will be free for Part D recipients

Low Dietary Calcium, Potassium Intake Tied to Kidney Stone Recurrence

Adding foods high in calcium and potassium to the diet may help prevent recurrent symptomatic kidney stones

COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Lower Among Adults With Vision, Hearing Disability

Compared with those with little to no impairment, adults with serious disability less likely to initiate COVID-19 vaccination