• Funding for research on health access for rough sleepers
    Funding for research on health access for rough sleepers

    Projects should focus on improving access to health services for people with co-occurring mental ill-health and substance misuse problems.

  • Initially improved MCI: Alzheimer's disease biomarkers may aid prognosis

    Age, amyloid burden, and tau levels differed for those experiencing subsequent decline.

  • Worrying rates of pregabalin use in heroin users
    Worrying rates of pregabalin use in heroin users

    The findings support the UK government’s decision to reclassify gabapentin and pregabalin as Class C drugs.

  • Medicine 2019—My vision for the NHS
    Medicine 2019—My vision for the NHS

    A culture of compassion needs to be built in the NHS to combat inequality, bullying and workforce issues.

  • Medicine 2019—Wellbeing of practitioners
    Medicine 2019—Wellbeing of practitioners

    Physician stress can be tackled by many small steps to increase their feeling of control over their lives.

  • Medicine 2019—The People’s Plan
    Medicine 2019—The People’s Plan

    The NHS needs to work differently to become the ‘ultimate people’s organisation.’

  • Pharma execs convicted for roles in fueling opioid epidemic
    Pharma execs convicted for roles in fueling opioid epidemic

    It was claimed defendants had conspired to bribe practitioners to prescribe sub-lingual fentanyl spray.

  • Sharing consultation notes may benefit patients
    Sharing consultation notes may benefit patients

    Findings suggest underserved patients benefit most.

  • Meta-analysis identifies predictors of prescription opioid addiction

    Multiple predictors of high risk, only 1 predictor of low risk.

  • AAN 2019—Soccer raises the risk of ALS

    Playing soccer involves several factors associated with ALS.

  • Fentanyl misuse: a warning sign for opioid use disorder

    Data show higher rate of misuse of benzodiazepines, heroin, and nonalcohol SUD.

  • Huntington’s disease: novel targeted therapy advances to phase 3 trial

    Early-phase trial shows reduction of mutant protein in dose-dependent manner.

  • Patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis more likely to commit suicide

    Findings suggest the need for preventive monitoring.

  • Psoriasis tied to increased risk for mental disorders in South Korean study

    Study also includes data on time to onset.

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