June 18, 2014
Some Antidepressants Linked to More Weight Gain
Here’s some information that would be of keen interest to pharmacy customers filling prescriptions for antidepressants: Some formulations cause less weight gain than others, according to a new study.
Find out which depression medications are more and less likely to cause users to put on the pounds.
Recent Flu Season Caused More Middle-Age Hospitalizations
The good news for last winter’s influenza season is that the vaccine generally was an accurate match for the viruses circulating. Other trends, including high hospitalization rates for older middle-aged Americans under 65, were not as favorable.
What are some of the other notable features that made the 2013–14 influenza season different from those that came before and what does that mean for disease prevention?
Heavy Menstruation Affects Iron Levels, Quality of Life
Women concerned about heavy menstruation should be screened for anemia, according to a new Finnish study. Taking iron supplements could substantially improve their overall quality of life, although iron levels can take years to recover, according to the researchers.
Here are the details.
Chronically Ill Children Have High Rates of Adverse
Pharmacotherapy for chronically ill children can be as complex as the chronic conditions that affect them. That’s why those young patients are more likely to seek emergency care for adverse drug reactions, according to a new study.
What drug classes were most often implicated in problems seen in emergency departments?