September 9, 2015
  • Flu Vaccine Effective for Up to 6 Months
    After Administration

    Little research has been done on how long the protective effect of immunization against influenza actually lasts, which makes it difficult to determine the optimal time to vaccinate. Now, a new study quantifies that and offers some guidance on vaccination timing. Here are the details.

  • Elderly Cancer Patients' High Use of Complementary Therapies Could Affect Treatment

    Use of alternative and complementary medications isn’t just a fad among the young. The practice also appears to be common among even the oldest cancer patients, who may inadvertently be using compounds that interfere with their treatment. Study authors suggest that’s why pharmacists should take a larger role in reviewing medications used by this cohort.

  • First-Generation Beta Blockers Extend Life in Ovarian Cancer Patients Despite Complicating Factors

    A commonly prescribed heart medication is showing promise for extending life in ovarian cancer patients. Find out how much beta blockers improved the outlook for women with epithelial ovarian cancer and what types of the drugs worked best.

  • Pharmacies Establishing Protocols to Provide Naloxone Rescue Kits Without Prescriptions

    More and more states are granting pharmacists the authority to provide naloxone rescue kits without traditional prescriptions to patients at risk of opioid overdose. A new review looks at the experience of two states in implementing programs under two different protocols. Here are the challenges study authors identified.


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