November 25, 2015
  • Early Initiation of Azithromycin Beneficial for Some Pediatric RTIs

    Pharmacists understand that the problem of increasing antibiotic resistance is fed by prescribing broad-spectrum antibiotics too early in children with respiratory tract infections. A new study, however, discusses a situation in which that appears to be the best course of treatment. Here are the details.

  • High NOAC Discontinuation Rate Endangers Atrial Fibrillation Patients

    While novel oral anticoagulants generally are considered more convenient than warfarin because they don’t require regular monitoring, that can be a double-edged sword, according to a new study. Find out why the discontinuation rate is so high for dabigatran and rivaroxaban and why that is dangerous.

  • Allergy Sufferers Not Always Satisfied With Effectiveness of OTC Medications

    Adults with seasonal allergies might stock up on OTC medications but don’t always get the relief they seek. That’s according to a survey finding that satisfaction is higher with prescription allergy treatment, although relatively few adults use it. Here is more information.

  • Raloxifene Doesn’t Benefit Memory for Women
    With Alzheimer’s

    Previous research has raised the hope that drugs interacting with estrogen receptors could be beneficial for women with dementia due to Alzheimer's disease. Discover why a new study offers little support for use of the drugs in those circumstances.


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