June 27, 2012
  • Here's How to Increase Number of Patients
    Reading Drug Warning Labels

    Nearly one-fourth of participants in a study of the effectiveness of drug warning labels never even looked at messages such as "for external use only." Researchers said older people who take more drugs were even less likely to read the labels, which could lead to higher rates of adverse drug reactions. You might be surprised at recommendations to make the warnings more noticeable. (Hint: It has nothing to do with color.) Read more…

  • Prescriptions Soar for ADHD Drugs
    While Dropping Overall for Children

    While the number of prescriptions dispensed for children declined overall between 2002 and 2010, medications in some categories, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, showed dramatic increases. Find out what a new review says about pediatric drug prescribing in general and what kind of questions it raises about off-label drug use for infants. Read more…

  • No Definitive Answers on Vitamin D
    Supplement Benefits for the Healthy

    Vitamin D has gotten a lot of press lately, leading to a spate of questions to pharmacists about its benefits and risks. Newly published reviews of previous studies offer more information but no definitive answers. Here's the latest.
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  • Pharmacy Groups: Allow Wider Sharing
    of Repackaged Scarce Drugs

    Leading pharmacy groups are trying to influence the ultimate version of the FDA Safety and Innovation Act to make sure it fully addresses causes and solutions related to drug shortages. You might be especially interested in what changes the groups, joined by other provider associations, are seeking in regulations covering the repackaging of drugs in short supply. Read more…

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