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Studies look at weight loss, suicide risks for GLP-1s

A cohort study found significantly more weight loss in patients taking tirzepatide than semaglutide, while another analysis found no increased risk of suicide with glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists.

Intensive statin therapy after stroke associated with higher risk of hemorrhage

No difference was found in risk of stroke recurrence between moderate- and high-intensity statin therapy, but the latter resulted in a higher risk for intracranial hemorrhage, a Chinese study found.

MKSAP Quiz: Cardiovascular risk reduction

A 45-year-old man is seen for cardiovascular risk reduction. Hyperlipidemia was diagnosed 4 years ago and is treated with atorvastatin. He has a 35-pack-year history of cigarette smoking and is a current smoker. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate management?

No sex-specific differences seen in effectiveness, safety of aspirin for secondary prevention

Both men and women with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease had similar rates of ischemic events on a daily aspirin dose of 81 mg versus 325 mg, according to a new analysis of an open-label randomized trial for secondary prevention.

ACP co-hosts webinar tomorrow on new accountable care organization model

The webinar is for primary care physicians interested in participating in the new Accountable Care Organization Primary Care Flex Model, a voluntary CMS program that will provide more predictable payments by testing primary care capitation.

Proposed 2025 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule includes wins, concerns

While many of the schedule's provisions could help to strengthen primary care and support equity and innovation, congressional action is needed to prevent payment cuts and preserve access to telehealth, ACP says.

Vote for your favorite entry

I.M. Matters Weekly from ACP's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner.