November 14, 2012
  • Do Retail Clinics Disrupt Patients’ Primary Care?

    Patients who visited retail medical clinics in pharmacies or other locations were less likely to go back to their primary care physicians in the next year. Did that affect the quality of care that patients received? Here is how a Rand Corporation study answered that question.

  • Getting Ahead of Persistent Lice Infestation

    With 6 million or more children getting head lice in the United States each year, how to manage treatment-resistant cases is a common inquiry to pharmacists. Find out about a new option when first-line treatment fails to get rid of the pests.

  • Diabetics Starting With Sulfonylureas Had More
    Cardiac Events

    While metformin generally is considered first-line treatment for diabetes, many patients are started on sulfonylureas, often because of side-effect issues. A new study of more than a quarter million veterans recommends against that practice, citing a surprising increase in risk of acute myocardial infarction, stroke, or death. 

  • Study: 75% of Clopidogrel/Prasugrel Users
    on Wrong Dose

    One size does not fit all for clopidogrel and prasugrel, according to researchers who used a platelet function assay to demonstrate the ineffectiveness of the recommended dosages. Find out what the study says about the importance of a more individualized approach.

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