March 5, 2014
  • A Balancing Act: BP Medications and Patient Falls

    Antihypertensive drugs may lower risks for heart attack and stroke in older patients, but they increase the chance of life-altering patient falls. That’s according to a new Yale University study that discusses the delicate balance between the risks and benefits. Here are the details.

  • CKD Patients Frequently Have Adverse Effects
    From Treatment

    Chronic kidney disease patients not only are treated with a complex drug regimen, but impaired renal function makes drug side effects hard to predict. A new study sought to quantify those risks. Find out what the researchers discovered.

  • Flu Hits Younger, Middle Age Adults Hard This Year

    Low vaccination rates for Americans in the 18- to-64-year-old age group has taken its toll. Those adults made up 61% of all hospitalizations from influenza this season and 60% of deaths. Find out why people in that age group are so affected by influenza and what information pharmacists can use to get more of them to be vaccinated.

  • High Selenium, Vitamin E Supplementation Raises Prostate Cancer Risk

    Many consumers still believe that vitamin supplements are harmless, but a new study argues against that position. The researchers point out that vitamins are bioactive compounds and should be approached with the same caution as other drugs. Does this change how pharmacists should be answering questions about use of the supplements?


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