FDA: Stop Blood Donations, Boost Zika Testing in Florida

The recent Zika cases in Florida has prompted the FDA to recommend that facilities in Miami-Dade County that collect blood stop doing so until further testing can take place.
Researchers are currently assessing the effectiveness of two new educational tools that may help healthcare providers discuss the risks of opioid use with emergency department patients.

A recent study revealed that patients with hepatitis C who also receive ongoing treatment for opioid addiction had high rates of sustained virologic response on elbasvir-grazoprevir.
Researchers reported that seven factors are key to predicting older adults’ pneumonia risk.
The FDA has issued a warning that fluoroquinolone antibiotics may come with serious risks and should be used with caution.

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