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March 2015

A Two-Drug Combination for Weight Loss
The new medication Contrave, which combines the opioid-receptor antagonist naltrexone (ReVia and others) with the antidepressant and smoking cessation compound bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban, and others), has been approved as an adjunct to diet and increased exercise for certain overweight and obese patients.

Clozapine Trumps Polypharmacy
For patients with schizophrenia, clozapine (Clozaril and others) is associated with lower costs and reduced disease-specific emergency department use.

In Brief
Brain Activity in Men and Women Differs in Response to Cigarette Smoking; Patients with Anxiety Disorders Are at Greater Risk of Hypertension than the General Population

Lack of Cataracts with Quetiapine
Despite warnings about cataracts, quetiapine (Seroquel) actually appears to have a low risk of causing cataracts.

CME Reminder
March 31, 2015 is the deadline for returning your 2014 CME posttest to earn up to 12.0 hours of category 1 credit.

Continuing Medical Education credits available!

Now provided by The CME Institute of Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc. After reading this volume of Biological Therapies in Psychiatry (BTP), the learner will be able to (1) discuss new psychiatric drugs, including side effects and drug interactions, and (2) describe new information on older medications and new biological treatments.

The CME Institute of Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc., is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The CME Institute of Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc., designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The CME posttest is now available! To obtain credit, you must answer 18 of 24 questions correctly and return the answer sheet to the CME Institute of Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc., by March 31, 2015. The cost for this activity is $30.

Options for completion:

  1. Download the 2014 CME Posttest. Mail in the completed posttest by 3/31/15. Certificate will be emailed within 4-6 weeks.
  2. OR

  3. Go to www.cmeinstitute.com/BTP and complete the test online by 3/31/15. Certificate will be emailed immediately upon completion.