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This week on Contemporary OB/GYN: November 21 to November 25

A look ahead at this week in women's health from Contemporary OB/GYN:

How the FDA prevents drug shortages

At ACR Convergence 2022, Hyun Son, PharmD, discussed the role of the FDA’s Drug Shortage Staff in preventing and mitigating drug shortages.

Five minutes of a doctor’s time could cost patients $50

Cleveland Clinic begins charging for doctors’ time spent responding to some electronic messages

Updates on FDA drug approvals

At ACR Convergence 2022, Amit Golding, MD, PhD, outlined drugs recently approved by the FDA, and discussed the requirements for biosimilars to meet approval.

Allopurinol use linked to lower risk of first-ever coronary event

Exposure to more than 100 mg was linked to significantly lower odds ratios for first-ever ACS event for women.

Volume of fat mass negatively impacts severity of fibromyalgia

The association between type of body composition and fibromyalgia was evaluated using 43 women with clinically diagnosed fibromyalgia.

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