January 15, 2014
  • Pharmacists Help “Bridge the Gap” With ACA Prescription Coverage Delays

    It’s déjà vu all over again for pharmacists helping customers navigate the Affordable Care Act changes. Implementation of Medicare Part D 8 years ago brought similar challenges. Find out what community pharmacies and others are doing to smooth over the transition for many patients.

  • Women Need Earlier, More Aggressive
    Hypertension Treatment

    Gender-blind treatment for high blood pressure might not be the best idea. That’s according to a new study that found much more vascular disease in women than men with the same level of elevated blood pressure. How much more might be surprising.

  • Combination Smoking-Cessation Therapy No More Effective After a Year

    Without any new miracle drugs to help patients stop smoking, Mayo Clinic researchers are looking into the effectiveness of various combination treatments. In a recent study, they found that a combination of therapy of varenicline and buproprion was much better than varenicline monotherapy after 12 weeks, but that the benefits didn’t hold up over a year. Here are the details.

  • Two-Hour Window Optimal for Cardiac Surgery Antibiotics

    When administering preoperative antibiotic therapy for patients undergoing cardiac surgery, timing can be everything. A new Israeli study suggests that a 2-hour window is optimal. How much did timely antibiotic administration reduce surgical site infections in those patients?


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