December 3, 2014
Statin Therapy: Good for Nearly Everyone in Late 60s, Early 70s?
Should all men and nearly all women in their late 60s and early 70s be taking a statin? Recent guidelines suggest they should, even without elevated cholesterol or pre-existing conditions such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes, according to a new study.
Here’s the explanation.
Risk of Breast Cancer Lower Than Reported With Calcium Channel Blockers
A study published last year indicated that the odds of developing breast cancer more than double when women take calcium channel blockers, prompting considerable concern among patients. A new study, however, finds only small or no increased risk.
Here’s more information pharmacists can share with worried patients.
Local Pharmacies, Patient Care Threatened by Generic Drug Price Hikes
The cost of generic drugs is spiking, and the unprecedented price hikes are putting patients at risk and threatening the viability of community pharmacies. That was what a Senate subcommittee was told recently.
Find out more about the testimony.
Lack of Good-Quality Evidence on How to Improve Medication Adherence
Research indicates that about half of patients don’t take their prescribed medications properly. The problem, however, is the lack of evidence on how to remedy the situation, according to a
new study. What makes it so difficult to document effective interventions?