Medications

Using cannabinoids to treat acute pain

A new systematic review and meta-analysis showed a small but significant reduction in subjective pain scores for cannabinoid treatment compared to placebo in patients experiencing acute pain. No increase in serious adverse ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No benefit seen with rituximab for chronic fatigue syndrome

(HealthDay)—In patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), B-cell depletion using several infusions of rituximab over 12 months is not associated with clinical improvement, according to a ...

HIV & AIDS

One-month regimen noninferior for preventing HIV-related TB

(HealthDay)—For HIV-infected patients, a one-month regimen of rifapentine and isoniazid is noninferior to nine months of isoniazid alone for preventing tuberculosis, according to a study published in the March 14 issue ...

Medical research

Harmful placebos

How could a sugar pill placebo cause harm? A new review of data from 250,726 trial participants has found that 1 in 20 people who took placebos in trials dropped out because of serious adverse events (side effects). Almost ...

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