August 27, 2015
  • Bad News for Schoolchildren: Lice Resistant to Many OTC Treatments

    With the start of the school year comes the inevitable plea to pharmacists: Tell me what to do about my child’s head lice. The answer is becoming trickier now that a new study has found widespread resistance to common permethrin-based treatments in 25 states. Here are the details.

  • Florida Laws Reduced Opioid Prescribing in Year
    After Implementation

    When Florida implemented two laws to combat prescription drug abuse in 2011, it was unclear how effective they would be. A comparison to neighboring Georgia, which had yet to enact similar laws at that point, indicates a small but significant decrease in the amount of opioids prescribed in the first year after the restrictions went into effect, according to a new study.

  • Depression Medication Studies Becoming More Selective, Less Generalizable

    If newer antidepressants fail to work effectively in some patients prescribed them, there might be a good reason: The results of clinical trials are less generalizable now because so many potential participants are excluded, according to a recent study. Find out how and why that occurs.

  • Regular Aspirin Use Linked to Lower Cancer Risk in Overweight Patients

    Could a cheap, easily available drug ameliorate the effects of too much weight on risk of cancer development? A new British study finds evidence that regular use of aspirin has that effect. Here are the details.


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