Did someone call Ralph?

ASCO has published new antiemetic guidelines to aid the administration of both chemo and radiation therapy. These recs center around four drugs: the 5-HT3 receptor antagonists like ondansetron, the NK1 receptor antagonists like aprepitant, the corticosteroid dexamethasone, and the antipsychotic (and new kid on the barf-block) olanzapine. They all can work, but some can get real pricey real fast. So what’s good on the $4 list, you ask? Easy. The P’s keep the Prices down: namely, Promethazine and Prednisone. And for those who aren’t into Poppin Pills, these guidelines also address non-pharmacologic therapies like medical marijuana, ginger, and acupuncture. So read up, because the only Ralph your patients flaunt should end in Lauren.


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