February 19, 2014
  • Pharmacists Need to Be Aware of Banned Substances to Advise Athletes

    When Olympic athletes come back to their hometowns and ask what they can take for a cold they caught in Sochi, the right answer can be quite complicated. That's why pharmacists need to be aware of antidoping rules and banned substances. Here are the details.

  • Study Indicates Aspirin Reduces Ovarian Cancer 20%, Calls for More Research

    Regular aspirin use appears to be effective in helping prevent ovarian cancer, according to a new study, but the authors caution that it is too early to change clinical recommendations. The National Cancer Institute study found a 20% risk reduction when women were on a daily aspirin regimen. Find out the effect of other anti-inflammatories.

  • Low Adult Vaccination Rates Are Serious Public
    Health Problem

    Nearly all Americans who die of vaccine-preventable illnesses each year are adults, and public health officials warn that the situation does not seem to be improving very much. Why aren't primary care physicians doing more to make sure their patients meet national vaccination guidelines? Here are some findings from recent studies..

  • NSAIDs During Pregnancy Don't Increase Spontaneous Abortion Risk

    When pregnant women ask about the dangers of using common NSAIDs during pregnancy, pharmacists can offer some good news: A new Israeli study found no greater miscarriage risk in women who took the drugs. Here are the details.

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