July 8, 2015
  • SSRIs Can Increase Bone Fracture Risk in
    Menopausal Women

    Because of concerns about hormone replacement therapy, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are often used as alternatives to help relieve menopause symptoms. A new study finds, however, that SSRIs are not without adverse effects in middle-aged women. Here are the details.

  • Do Some Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Increase Malignant Melanoma Risk?

    A large Swedish study shows a link between use of PDE5 inhibitors and higher risk of developing malignant melanoma. Find out why the researches from New York University express concern about the link but also question some aspects of the results.

  • Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Reduced for Pediatric CAP Inpatients

    Some hospitals did better than others in significantly reducing use of third-generation cephalosporin in children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Learn what made the difference in switching more patients to penicillin/ampicillin.

  • ED Team Effort Reduces Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing for Elderly

    In an effort to reduce inappropriate prescribing for the elderly discharged from the emergency department, a team including a clinical pharmacist helped educate providers and provided alternative medication recommendations for older patients. What was the effect?


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