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Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Co-prescribing of opioids and benzodiazepines/Z-drugs associated with all-cause mortality In this large population study, patients prescribed benzodiazepines/Z drugs and weak opioids …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news COPD‐X Australian guidelines for the diagnosis and management of COPD This summary of the updated COPD-X guidelines highlights the importance of …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news SGLT-2 inhibitors in patients with heart failure A comprehensive meta-analysis of five randomised controlled trials has concluded that SGLT2 inhibitors reduce …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Reducing short-acting beta-agonist overprescribing in asthma Excess prescription and use of short-acting beta-agonist (SABA) inhalers is associated with poor …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news How to step down asthma preventer treatment in patients with well-controlled asthma Most of the benefit of asthma preventer inhalers is …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Long-term and serious harms of medical cannabis and cannabinoids for chronic pain A systematic review and meta-analysis of 39 …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Efficacy of Benzodiazepines or Antihistamines for Patients with Acute Vertigo Findings from this systematic review and meta-analysis suggest that antihistamines may …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Salt restriction and risk of adverse outcomes in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction The TOPCAT trial explored associations of cooking …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Patients’ Opinions towards the Services of Pharmacists Based in General Practice In this survey conducted across 6 general practices in the …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Provision of a comprehensive medicines review is associated with lower mortality risk for residents of aged care facilities Analysis of RMMRs …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Cardiopulmonary Consequences of Vaping in Adolescents This scientific statement for the American Heart Association details the harms associated with e-cigarettes, including …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Effectiveness of Maintenance and Reliever Therapy using inhaled corticosteroid–formoterol in asthmatics Real-world evidence from retrospectively retrieved data show an association between …