July 9, 2014
  • ADHD Therapy Increases Cardiovascular Risks
    in Children

    Stimulants used in ADHD treatment significantly increased the risk of cardiovascular disease in children, although the overall threat remained low, according to a large Danish study. How much was the risk increased and why was the time-dependent dose-response relationship so complex?

  • Regular Aspirin Use Decreases Pancreatic Cancer Risk

    Longer is better when it comes to taking aspirin to lower pancreatic cancer risk. That’s according to a new study that found risk of the deadly cancer was reduced as much as 60% in those regularly taking low-dose aspirin for more than a decade. Here are the details.

  • Viscous Lidocaine Gets Boxed Warning About Use in Teething Babies

    Pharmacists should strongly caution parents and caregivers filling prescriptions for oral viscous lidocaine 2 percent for teething infants or young children, according to the FDA. A new Boxed Warning warns of the dangers of over-ingestion, which can be deadly. So what should pharmacists recommend for a fussy baby who is teething? Here are some suggestions.

  • New CDC Module Helps Facilities Benchmark
    Antibiotic Use

    Which U.S. hospitals are prescribing the most antibiotics and do those prescribing practices predict the number of resistant infections and outbreaks a facility will face? Those are some of the questions that soon will be answered with a CDC reporting module being rolled out this month. Here are the details.

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