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High-dose antipsychotics place children at increased risk of unexpected death

Dec. 13, 2018—The findings reinforce guidelines for cautious use of antipsychotics in younger populations, according to senior author Wayne Ray.

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VUSM’s MPH Program celebrates 20th anniversary

Nov. 10, 2016—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Master of Public Health (MPH) Program marked its 20th anniversary during Reunion Weekend in October.

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Antidepressants’ heart impact less than expected: study

Oct. 13, 2016—A Vanderbilt University study published today in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry may help patients prescribed higher doses of certain antidepressants feel better about attributed cardiac risks.

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Study shows opioids increase risk of death when compared to other pain treatments

Jun. 14, 2016—Long-acting opioids are associated with a significantly increased risk of death when compared with alternative medications for moderate-to-severe chronic pain, according to a Vanderbilt study released today in the Journal of the American Medical Assocation (JAMA).

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VUMC Academic Enterprise Faculty Award winners announced

May. 26, 2015—The 2015 Vanderbilt University Medical Center Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards, which were presented during the May 19 Spring Faculty meeting, included awards for Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Contributions to Research.

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Vanderbilt study finds use of methadone to treat pain carries increased risk of death

Jan. 20, 2015—Outside the hospital, use of methadone to treat pain carries a 46 percent increased risk of death when compared to the equally effective but more costly alternative, morphine SR (sustained release).

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Antipsychotic drug use in children for mood/behavior disorders increases type 2 diabetes risk

Aug. 22, 2013—Prescribing “atypical” antipsychotic medications to children and young adults with behavioral problems or mood disorders may put them at unnecessary risk for type 2 diabetes, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows.

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Common antibiotic found to pose increased heart risk

May. 21, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a rare, but important risk posed by the antibiotic azithromycin, commonly called a “Z-pack.” The study found a 2.5-fold higher risk of death from cardiac arrhythmia in the first five days of taking azithromycin when compared with another common antibiotic or no antibiotics at all.

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Department of Preventive Medicine will expand, be re-named

Jun. 2, 2011—After a storied history of achievement in the areas of teaching, research and advocacy in the fields of prevention and public health, Vanderbilt’s Department of Preventive Medicine is expanding and will be re-named.

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