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#HotFlashes #menopause #HospitalSecurity #HealthCareWorkers


#Doctor, could you comment on these topics to the #media today?


>> New: Help for Hot Flashes

>> Controversy: Hospital Police Force


The Med & Mic™ 05.15.23

MED NEWS blog post from Dr. Maria ON Speaking, LLC




Drug for Hot Flashes Approved

The FDA has approved a once-a-day pill for women experiencing moderate-to-severe hot flashes caused by menopause. More than 80% of women will have hot flashes during menopause between the ages of 45 and 55. The most common treatment is with hormones, but this is not an ideal choice in some cases. The new medication, called Veozah, is not a hormone, but it carries a warning about potential liver damage. To get a prescription, women must be screened for liver damage and infection. They will need blood tests every three months for monitoring. The medicine is $550 for a one-month supply. (Source: AP, M. Perrone, 5.12.23)



Hospital Police Forces

Due to a rise in violence against health care workers, some hospitals are creating independent police forces, which are permitted to carry firearms and make arrests. Health care workers are five times as likely to experience violence compared to employees in other industries. Unlike other businesses, hospitals can’t simply throw out patients who cause trouble. Groups representing nurses and hospitals argue that laws favoring such forces address the daily reality of aggressive and violent patients. Critics worry such forces will escalate violence in the health care setting. (Source: KFF Health News, R. Rayasam, 5.15.23)



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