November 6, 2013
  • Caregivers Need More Training to Improve
    Asthma Med Delivery

    A little hands-on training from pharmacists and other healthcare professionals could make a big difference in the quality of care received by children with asthma. That’s according to a new study finding that many caregivers are using incorrect techniques to deliver medicine to the children in their charge. Pharmacists might be surprised by how few followed the steps necessary to properly use metered-dose inhaler (MDI) spacer devices.

  • New Opioid Analgesic Not Tamper-Resistant;
    Approval Controversial

    Over the objections of a panel of outside experts and nonprofit advocacy groups, the FDA has approved Zohydro for management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term treatment. Find out why concerns were so great and what the FDA proposed instead.

  • British Review Advises Caution in Using Aspirin for Disease Prevention

    The protective effects of aspirin against cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer have been repeatedly demonstrated. But at what cost to patients only at risk for those diseases? A comprehensive British analysis offers some considerations.

  • DPP-4 Inhibitors Could Play Role in Thwarting Autoimmune Disease

    DPP-4 Inhibitors may not be just for controlling blood sugar anymore. New research presented at the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting suggest that the drugs can help prevent development of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases in patients with diabetes. Find out how much the risk was reduced.

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