July 23, 2014
  • Looks Matter in Medication Adherence By MI Patients 

    Pharmacists hear it all the time when dispensing generics: “This doesn’t look like my usual pill.” It’s a complaint that should be taken seriously, according to a recent study that finds drug appearance affects medication adherence in patients with a history of cardiovascular disease. How much did variations in shape, size, and color interfere with patients following a regimen?

  • New Report Offers Clues on How Consumers
    Misuse Acetaminophen 

    Two new Brazilian studies provide new evidence that inhaled corticosteroid therapy affects the growth rate of children with asthma, although dose adjustment can ameliorate the effect somewhat. Why do the authors suggest the risk is likely worth the benefit?

  • Letrozole Increases Birth Rate for Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    Women with the common condition, polycystic ovary syndrome, have a harder time conceiving, and, for decades, have been prescribed clomiphene citrate to improve their chances. A new study suggests, however, that another drug, letrozole, may be even more effective in increasing birth rates. Here are the details.

  • Effects of FDA Program in Increasing Pediatric Indications for Medications

    Other than vaccines and otitis media medications, most products prescribed for children have not been studied in the pediatric population, according to a new report. What has been the effect of the pediatric exclusivity program, passed by Congress in 1997, in improving the availability of pediatric indications?


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