June 24, 2015
  • Risk of Asthma Treatment Failure Increases With Age

    It should come as no surprise when adults tell their pharmacists that their asthma is not as well controlled by drugs as it used to be. A new study finds the risk of asthma treatment failure increases in patients 30 or older, especially if they use inhaled corticosteroids. Here are the details.

  • GLP-1 Treatment Reduces Diet-Related Bone Loss
    in Women

    Being overweight might cause other health problems, but it is generally protective for osteoporosis and bone fractures. So how can women seeking to lose weight protect themselves from bone loss? The answer, according to a new study, is already on the pharmacy shelves.

  • Protocols Drafted to Allow CA Pharmacists to Provide Birth Control

    With California allowing pharmacists to dispense birth control and other preventative therapies without a doctor’s prescription, and Oregon in the process of passing similar legislation, how long will it be before other states jump on the bandwagon? The California Pharmacy Board recently released protocols for pharmacist-administered birth control. Find out how that will work.

  • NSAIDs Found to Have Detrimental Effect on Young Women’s Fertility

    Pharmacists might consider counseling women trying to get pregnant to be very selective about what they take for mild musculoskeletal pain. A new study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress 2015 finds that some NSAIDs severely disrupt ovulation. Here are the details.


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