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Patient Preferences Explored in Multiple Myeloma Treatment

An Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of ≥2 is linked to lower treatment satisfaction in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, but receiving medication orally is linked to higher satisfaction, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in The Oncologist.

Antipsychotic Rx Patterns in Children With ADHD Concerning

While the number of young people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder who are treated with antipsychotic drugs is low, many antipsychotic prescriptions do not appear to be clinically warranted, according to a study published online July 26 in JAMA Network Open.

Antiarrhythmic Drugs May Up Fall Injuries in Older A-Fib Patients

Use of antiarrhythmic drugs is associated with a higher risk for fall-related injuries and syncope among older patients with atrial fibrillation, according to a study published online July 24 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Prescription Drug Misuse Common in High Schoolers

Misuse of prescription drugs is common among high school students, and those misusing prescription drugs frequently obtain them from multiple sources, according to two studies published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.