April 30, 2021
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The Latest In Internal Medicine News: April 30, 2021


In the ever-evolving field of Internal Medicine, staying up to date with the latest news and research can prove difficult. To save you some time, here’s your curated dose of this month’s IM news.

Medly is excited to announce an exclusive webinar on colon cancer screening with an inside look into a GI practice and how they have been adapting in the era of COVID-19.

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The FDA makes an approval for a new cholesterol medication while announcing they will ban menthol in cigarettes due to its addictive properties. Two new reports were announced yesterday on risks associated with COVID-19.

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Virtual Event: Colon Cancer Screenings, featuring Dr. Valli Kodali Tuesday, May 4th 1:00PM EST

Join us for a virtual event with Dr. Valli Kodali, a board-certified gastroenterologist at Park Gastroenterology in Cary, North Carolina. This event will bring together patients, doctors, and healthcare providers to discuss the importance of colon cancer screenings, what the process looks like, and how to prepare for the procedure. Additionally, Dr. Kodali will give us an inside glance into his practice and new trends in the GI space.

FDA Approves Rosuvastatin and Ezetimibe for LDL-C Reduction HCPLive, April 5, 2021

Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved oral tablet rosuvastatin and ezetimibe (Roszet) for the treatment of elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in adults with primary non-familial hyperlipidemia or homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.

AHA Guidance on Blood Clots Linked to COVID-19 Vaccine Medscape, April 29, 2021

A newly released report is offering guidance concerning rare conditions associated with COVID-19 as well as vaccines against the virus.

Some MS Treatments May Heighten COVID Risk Medscape, April 29, 2021

When it comes to SARS-CoV-2 infection among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) seem to have varying effects on risk of worse outcomes, according to a new analysis of an Italian cohort of patients with MS.

FDA moves to ban menthol in cigarettes MDedge, April 29, 2021

Menthol makes it easier to start smoking, and also enhances the effects of nicotine, making it more addictive and harder to quit, the FDA said in announcing its actions on Thursday.

Common blood pressure medications linked to increased skin cancer risk MDedge, April 29, 2021

Thiazide diuretics, which are used by many older patients to control blood pressure, are linked to increased risk of certain skin cancers in a new Canadian study.

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