August 30, 2023

Many Heart Attack, Stroke Victims Unaware of Cholesterol

A new survey conducted by The Harris Poll suggested there might be a gap in knowledge about the damaging effects of high cholesterol, especially low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, among patients who have already suffered a heart attack or stroke. The American Heart Association raised awareness of the issue, pointing out that a number of medications are available to treat the condition. Read more.


Low-Dose Steroids Approved for Use in RA Despite Concerns

Worries about short-term weight gain and increased blood pressure should not be a barrier for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients being prescribed low-dose steroids, according to a new European study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The article noted that when steroids were first used to treat RA, they were given in high doses and caused severe adverse effects. Read more.

Concerns Raised About Harassment, Workplace Woes for Pharmacists

Pharmacists continue to face workplace challenges, including extremely low staffing and unrealistic expectations, according to the latest version of Pharmacy Workplace and Well-being Reporting. Find out why the authors also expressed concern about ongoing issues with harassment of pharmacies and urge that training be implemented to help deal with the situations.


Pharmacist Video Series: HEPLISAV-B

In this installment of the Pharmacist Recommendation Series, U.S. Pharmacist Editor-in-Chief Robert Davidson talks with Charlotte Yum, PharmD, AAHIVP, CSP, about how pharmacists can “Identify, Recommend and Protect” patients from hepatitis B. Click here to view video.

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