December 19, 2012
Pharmacists Near Top of Gallup Poll on Honesty, Ethics
Americans have high levels of trust in their pharmacists, according to a new Gallup Poll that placed the profession near the top in terms of honesty and ethical standards.
Here is information on where pharmacists rank and how they compare to some other professions.
Tdap Vaccine Safe for Use in Older Adults, Study Says
The Tdap vaccine wasn’t originally approved for use in adults older than 65, but recent outbreaks of pertussis make immunization increasingly important for grandparents and other older people. No “untoward safety consequences” should stand in the way, according to
a new Kaiser Permanente study.
New Research Raises Issues About
Weight-Loss Drug Toxicity
Weight-loss products on drugstore shelves may have more detrimental effects than previously realized, according to a new study from the University of Rhode Island School of Pharmacy. The study raises questions about the toxicity of orlistat, as well as its effect on other medications.
Here are the details.
Higher BMI Means Fewer Cardiac Events for Diuretic Combination Users
It may seem counter-intuitive, but, in at least one situation, higher body mass index appears to be protective against cardiac events, according to a new study looking at patients taking a single-pill combination of benazepril and hydrochlorothiazide.
Read more to find out what the authors say about diuretic use in normal weight patients.