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October 1, 2016

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  • New Prescription Drug Labeling for Pregnant and Nursing Women

    The FDA has updated the requirements for the pregnancy and lactation sections of drug labeling to allow pregnant women and their healthcare providers to be better informed about the risks and benefits of medications while pregnant or nursing. This article discusses the new Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule that went into effect in June 2015 and is being phased in over the next three to five years.

  • Smoking Cessation and Preterm Birth

    A study using Ohio state birth data showed that women who stopped smoking by the end of the first trimester had the same rates of preterm birth as nonsmokers. Women who stopped in the second trimester had preterm birth rates similar to those who smoked all the way through pregnancy.

  • Should Perimenopausal Women Consider Estrogen Therapy?

    A population-based study found that premenopausal women with low ovarian reserve, as determined by low levels of anti-Müllerian hormone, have unfavorable cardiovascular disease profiles.

  • Can the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Cure Cervical Dysplasia?

    In this randomized, controlled trial, the HPV 16/18 vaccine did not hasten resolution of existing oncogenic HPV infections nor prevent persistent HPV 16/18 associated infection and cervical dysplasia recurrence after loop electrosurgical excisional procedure treatment.