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FDA OKs Marketing of 10 DTC Genetic Health Risk Tests

FP Experts Concerned About Patient Privacy, Interpretation of Results

04/25/2017 — The FDA has approved the marketing of 10 direct-to-consumer genetic health risk tests by the company 23andMe and has announced it plans to speed the approval of similar tests.

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FDA: No Prescription Codeine, Tramadol for Kids Under 12

Warnings Also Issued for Adolescents With Medical Conditions, Breastfeeding Mothers

04/21/2017 — On April 20, the FDA issued a safety announcement restricting the use of codeine and tramadol in children and requiring labeling changes to prescription medications containing these ingredients.

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CDC Issues Health Advisory on Shigella

Strains Emerging With Possible Reduced Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin

04/20/2017 — The CDC has released a Health Alert Network health advisory warning clinicians about emerging Shigella strains that show possible reduced susceptibility to ciprofloxacin.

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Maryland FP Leads Efforts to Improve Minority Health

Work Aligns With AAFP's Support for National Minority Health Month

04/18/2017 — April is National Minority Health Month, and one family physician's work to help her community achieve greater health equity clearly embodies that initiative.

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Fresh Perspectives Blog

Share the insights and experiences of new-to-practice family physicians.

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