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February 1st, 2018

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  • Is There a Connection Between Breast Cancer and Hormonal Contraceptives?

    In a recent study, the authors concluded that while the risk is small, there was a higher risk of breast cancer among women who currently or recently used contemporary hormonal contraceptives than among women who had never used hormonal contraceptives.

  • No Association Between Vitamin D, Calcium Supplements and Fracture Prevention in Older Adults

    There were no significant associations between calcium, vitamin D, or combined calcium and vitamin D supplements or the incidence of nonvertebral, vertebral, or total fractures. The results were consistent regardless of the dose of vitamin D or calcium, sex, fracture history, dietary calcium intake, or baseline serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration.

  • FDA Actions

    In this section: Agency approves new diabetes treatment, green lights medicine for treatment of shock, gives the go ahead to a follow-on version of insulin lispro injection, launches a new website to assist with antibiotic selection, and removes a boxed warning from long-acting beta-agonists in combination with inhaled corticosteroids regarding asthma-related death.