November 27, 2013
  • Large Review Shows No Negative Cognitive Effects
    from Statins

    Here’s valuable new information to help allay a common fear of patients taking statins: The most comprehensive review yet of previous studies finds no evidence that the drugs cause memory loss or dementia. While study authors call for more large, high-quality randomized controlled trials, they suggest that a significant link between statin use and adverse cognitive effects is “unlikely.”

  • Severity of Hot Flashes Linked to Hormone
    Supplement Effectiveness

    When women ask if hormone supplements are likely to help their menopause symptoms, pharmacists should ask them a question right back: How severe are your hot flashes? Find out about research indicating that hormones improve sleep, memory, and other bothersome issues when moderate to severe hot flashes are among the symptoms.

  • Packaging Changes Sought for Preinjection Skin
    Prep Products

    Look for labeling and packaging changes for the preinjection skin preparation products used by pharmacists. The FDA is requesting that manufacturers package antiseptics indicated for preinjection—or pre-operative—skin preparation in single-use containers. What kind of infection out breaks led to the safety alert and changes?

  • Single Dose of Intranasal Insulin Improves Cognition in Older Adults

    A decline in cognitive function is a persistent problem among older people, especially those with diabetes. Now, a small proof-of-concept study suggests that a single dose of intranasal insulin can improve learning and memory. Here are the details.

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