February 24, 2016
  • PPIs Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia in Elderly

    Do proton pump inhibitors used to prevent gastroesophageal reflux and peptic ulcers also increase the risk of dementia in older patients? A new German study suggests a connection.

  • Stronger Push for Influenza Vaccination Urged in
    Poor Areas

    While risky for everyone, influenza can be a more dangerous disease among the poor, according to a new study that urges pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to strongly urge those in high-poverty census tracts to be vaccinated. Here are the details.

  • Verapamil Shows Effectiveness in Lowering Fasting Glucose Levels
    An observational study indicates that the calcium channel blocker verapamil helps lower blood glucose levels, especially in patients with type 1 diabetes or severe type 2 diabetes. What are the possible explanations?
  • No Significant Variation in Antiepileptic Drug Across Generic Formulations

    Despite complaints to the contrary, no detectable differences were found in the clinical effects of two generic lamotrigine products used to treat epilepsy. Study authors posit why patients might have perceived a difference in effectiveness among generic formulations.


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