USPharmacist | Weekly News Update


July 1, 2015
  • Study Finds Strong Evidence Lacking for Medical Marijuana Effectiveness

    With all of the debate about medical marijuana, one issue that rarely is raised is evidence of effectiveness. A new study finds that cannabinoids are somewhat helpful with chronic pain but less helpful with some other issues. Here are the details.

  • Bisphosphonate Use Drops With Negative
    Media Coverage

    Patients look to more than advice from their pharmacist or physician on what drugs they should be taking. Media reports on safety concerns over the last decade have caused a significant decline in the use of bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis. Find out how much.

  • Sunblock Purchasers Often Don’t Understand What They Are Buying

    SPF, UV-A, UV-B. It’s all Greek to many purchasers of a sunscreen, according to a new study. Authors of a research letter offer advice on how pharmacists need to educate customers on sun-protection products. Here is the information.

  • Why Clinicians Are Hesitant to Prescribe Naloxone to Opioid Users

    Naloxone can be life-saving when opioid users overdose, yet it rarely is prescribed, even though 30 states allow it. A recent study sought to find out why. Here is what the researchers found.

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