May 1, 2013
  • OTC Cold Remedies Given to Children Too Young
    to Use Them

    The big type on some OTC cold remedies identifies them as children’s formulations, and many parents never read the smaller product labels warning against use in children younger than 4 years old, according to a new study. What alternatives can pharmacists suggest for treating cold symptoms in small children?

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy Significantly Reduces
    Dry Eye Disease

    Dry eye disease affects millions of Americans and is one of the most common complaints sending patients to ophthalmologists. A new study raises the possibility of an effective therapy for the condition, using a drug developed for rheumatoid arthritis treatment. Here are the details.

  • Pharmacists Should Throw In Some Advice When Dispensing Fentanyl Patches

    Pharmacists might consider offering a freebie when filling prescriptions for fentanyl patches: counsel on how to safely store and dispose of the products. The FDA is warning of potentially fatal results when children are accidently exposed to the painkiller products. Find out what pharmacists should advise.

  • Many Bisphosphonate Prescriptions Never Filled
    for Osteoporosis

    Nearly a third of women who are prescribed bisphosphonate therapy for treatment of osteoporosis and other bone diseases never even pick up the drugs, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study. What are the costs and consequences of nonadherence to those and other medications?

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