June 12, 2013
Statins Linked to Musculoskeletal Conditions, Injuries
Muscle soreness and weakness are common complaints among patients using statins. Do the effects go beyond muscle pain, however? A new study suggests that statin users are more likely to have a range of musculoskeletal conditions, arthropathies, and injuries.
Here are the details.
Metabolic Syndrome Drugs Contribute to Pediatric Poisoning Problem
Pharmacists may routinely caution opioid purchasers about safe storage of those drugs. Now, they may need to provide similar advice for some very common medications.
A new study discusses the dangers of pediatric poisoning not just from opioids but also from statins, beta-blockers, and antidiabetic drugs.
Study Questions Hormone Testing in Increasing Testosterone Prescriptions
If pharmacists get the sense they are filling an increasing number of androgen replacement therapy prescriptions, statistics bear that out. Use of the products has tripled in the last decade, according to
a new study that questions whether enough of the men receiving the therapy have been properly tested for hypogonadism.
Poor RA Medication Adherence Rates Found in Diverse, Low-Income Group
More counseling may be required when pharmacists fill prescriptions for DMARDS and other rheumatoid arthritis medications, especially in certain patients. That’s according to a new study showing inadequate medication adherence rates among a low-income, ethnically diverse population.
Find out what circumstances made patients less likely to adhere to their drug regimens.