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Top 5 AJMC® Stories of the Week: March 2, 2020


The most popular stories of the week on AJMC®.

FDA Steps Up Warning for Montelukast for Risk of Mental Health Side Effects

The FDA now requires a boxed warning for montelukast (Singulair) due to the risk of neuropsychiatric events associated with the drug.

Study Finds Tai Chi Exercises May Prove Effective for Patients With Parkinson Disease

In individuals with mild to moderate Parkinson disease, Tai Chi was shown to be a potentially effective meditation technique that may slow down disease progression, according to study findings.

JAMA: List Prices for Key Drugs More Than Doubled Over 10-Year Period

A special issue takes a wide-ranging look at the cost of prescription drugs.

Learning From the Oncology Care Model to Move APMs Forward

Implementing alternative payment models in oncology is a complicated process. The models are not perfect, especially the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Oncology Care Model (OCM), although several panelists saw improvements in the proposed successor model, Oncology Care First (OCF).

Variation in Systolic BP Appears to Correlate With Multiple Sclerosis Disability

A new study suggests patients whose systolic blood pressure varies significantly over time might be at greater risk of higher multiple sclerosis disability.

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