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Maine Medicine Weekly Update
October 18, 2021


In This Issue
LEAD STORY
FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Moderna, J&J Boosters. What You Need to Know
More COVID Guidance & News
Maine CDC Memos: Planning Efforts for Moderna Booster and Pfizer Vaccine for 5-11-year-olds
Draft Study Shows Moderna & Pfizer May Be Better Boost for J&J Recipients
FDA Schedules Advisory Committee Meeting to Discuss COVID-19 Oral Treatment
Federal COVID Vaccine Mandate Rules Have Been Drafted
Maine Health System News
Central Maine Healthcare Services, Staffing, Vaccine Mandate, CEO Appointment
Clinical News
New Draft Recommendation Statement on Aspirin Use to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke
Top JAMA, JAMA Network, and New England Journal of Medicine Articles
Physician Well Being
Using Electronic Health Records to Predict Physician Departure
Webinars
Preventing Stimulant Misuse Among College-Aged Students
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)
SUPPORT for ME Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
SUPPORT For ME Training and Technical Assistance Initiative Webinars on November 3 & December 1
Maine Independent Clinical Information Service: MICIS presentations & Academic Detailing
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) - Mt. Abram Regional Health Center, (Kingfield, Maine)
Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) - Bingham Area Health Center

 
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New Draft Recommendation Statement on Aspirin Use to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke

Draft guidelines from the United States Preventative Service Task Force advises physicians to stop prescribing regular low doses of aspirin to patients at risk of a first heart attack or stroke. The new information amends the task force’s 2016 recommendation of initiating low-dose aspirin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

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Click here to read to read the media release and additional background: Task Force Issues Draft Recommendation Statement on Aspirin Use to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease (PDF)

The Task Force is seeking comments on its draft recommendation statement, draft evidence review, and draft modeling report on aspirin use to prevent cardiovascular disease. People 40 to 59 should decide with their clinician whether to start taking aspirin; people 60 and older should not start taking aspirin. The draft recommendation statement, draft evidence review, and draft modeling report are available for review and public comment from October 12, 2021 to November 8, 2021 here.

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