December 9, 2015
- Costs Increased More Than 1,000% for Some Dermatologic Drugs
Despite national health reform legislation, drug prices, including those for medications used to treat dermatologic conditions, have soared in recent years. Find out what type of drugs increased in cost an average of 1,240% between 2009 and 2015.
“Low T” Treatment Increases Insulin Sensitivity, Reduces Fat in Diabetic Men
Testosterone replacement therapy didn’t lower HbA1c in men with type 2 diabetes and “low T” levels, but it did have some beneficial effects, according to a recent study. Here are the details on improvements in insulin sensitivity and body composition.
- CDC: Broader Use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Could Reduce New HIV Cases
Pre-exposure prophylaxis with high medication adherence has been shown to reduce sexually transmitted HIV cases by more than 90%. In a new study, the CDC decries underuse of PrEP and lays out a plan to increase the preventive therapy. Here are the details.
ADHD Drugs Disrupt Sleep in Children Who Use Them
How should pharmacists respond when asked for advice to help children who have trouble sleeping because of their ADHD medications? A new study offers some information on managing those side effects as well as reassurance that the problem is widespread. Here is what it says.