The Medical Letter - 2014
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Year:    Publication:      2014 Annual Index: U.S. English | Canadian English
January 6, 2014 (Issue 1433)  
January 20, 2014 (Issue 1434)  
February 3, 2014 (Issue 1435)  
February 17, 2014 (Issue 1436)  
March 3, 2014 (Issue 1437)  
March 17, 2014 (Issue 1438)  
  • Mumps Outbreak   
    An outbreak of mumps has occurred among students at Fordham University in New York. All of those who developed mumps had been vaccinated against the disease.
  • Intranasal Naloxone for Treatment of Opioid Overdose   
    The recent increase in deaths from heroin overdose in the US has led to renewed interest in the opioid antagonist naloxone, particularly in making it available as an intranasal spray to...
  • Drugs for Gout   
    Superseded by The Medical Letter "Drugs for Gout" - Issue 1567, March 11, 2019The goals of gout treatment are threefold: treating acute inflammation, preventing flares, and lowering...
March 31, 2014 (Issue 1439)  
April 14, 2014 (Issue 1440)  
April 28, 2014 (Issue 1441)  
May 12, 2014 (Issue 1442)  
May 26, 2014 (Issue 1443)  
June 9, 2014 (Issue 1444)  
June 23, 2014 (Issue 1445)  
July 7, 2014 (Issue 1446)  
  • Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation   
    The treatment of atrial fibrillation includes anticoagulation, rate control, and rhythm control. New US guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation have recently been published.
July 21, 2014 (Issue 1447)  
August 4, 2014 (Issue 1448)  
  • Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease   
    Superseded by The Medical Letter "Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease" - Issue 1550, July 2, 2018Aminosalicylates are effective for induction and maintenance of remission in mild to...
August 18, 2014 (Issue 1449)  
September 1, 2014 (Issue 1450)  
  • Statins and Diabetes Risk   
    In 2012, the FDA required manufacturers of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) to add a warning to their labels about reports of increased blood glucose and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c)...
  • Drugs for Osteoarthritis   
    Many different drugs are used for treatment of osteoarthritis pain, but none of them prevent progression of the disease. Many nonpharmacologic approaches are available as well, including weight...
  • In Brief: New Polio Vaccination Guidance for Travelers   
    Wild poliovirus has circulated during the previous 12 months in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Israel (also the West Bank and Gaza), Somalia, and Syria, as well as in those countries...
September 15, 2014 (Issue 1451)  
September 29, 2014 (Issue 1452)  
  • Drugs for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis   
    Superseded by The Medical Letter "Drugs for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis" - Issue 1536, December 18, 2017US guidelines for the treatment of osteoporosis have been published. The diagnosis of...
October 13, 2014 (Issue 1453)  
October 27, 2014 (Issue 1454)  
  • Antithrombotic Drugs   
    Antiplatelet drugs are the drugs of choice for prevention and treatment of arterial thrombosis. Anticoagulants are the drugs of choice for prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism and...
November 10, 2014 (Issue 1455)  
November 24, 2014 (Issue 1456)  
  • Vaccines for Travelers   
    Superseded by The Medical Letter "Vaccines for Travelers" - Issue 1560, November 19, 2018Patients planning to travel to other countries should be up to date on routine immunizations and,...
December 8, 2014 (Issue 1457)  
December 22, 2014 (Issue 1458)