October 21, 2015
  • Stroke Reduction: Bonus from Influenza Vaccination

    In case there needs to be yet another reason why pharmacists should urge everyone to be vaccinated as soon as possible against influenza, a recent British study found one—to reduce the risk of stroke. The researchers report that the risk of a cerebrovascular event was significant reduced for the 2 months after flu vaccine. Here is more information.

  • Evidence Links Fluoroquinolone Use to Tendon Rupture, Aortic Issues

    New research provides even more reasons why prescriptions for fluoroquinolones should be carefully scrutinized. One study reviews the risk of tendon rupture, while another cautions about the possibility of aortic aneurysm and dissection. Find out what concomitant medications increase the risks.

  • Anxiety Not Always Barrier to Using Stimulants for Pediatric ADHD

    A bout of anxiety in children treated with psychostimulants for ADHD is no reason to give up on the treatment, according to a new study. Find out what effect the medications have on the development of anxiety and why study authors recommend rechallenging children to see if they better tolerate stimulants in the future.

  • Bisphosphonates Highly Effective in Reducing Additional Fragility Fractures

    Use of some antiosteoporotic therapy has declined over recent years because of worries about adverse side effects. A new study counters those concerns with evidence of how highly effective bisphosphonates are in avoiding future bone breaks in patients with a history of fragility fracture. Here are the details.


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