March 2, 2016
- Pharmacists Report Most Concern About Prescription Drug Abuse
A new study equates healthcare professionals’ concern about prescription drug abuse in their communities to a change in practice that helps diminish supply. Here’s how pharmacists are leading the way.
Stroke Survivors More Adherent to Mail-Order, Not Local, Prescriptions
It might seem counter-intuitive in some ways, but stroke patients getting mail-order prescriptions tend to be more adherent than those picking up their drugs from a local pharmacy, according to a new study. Here are the details.
- ED Visits Rise for Young Adults Diverting Dextroamphetamine-Amphetamine
A recent study finds that misuse of the drugs isn't primarily among older children and adolescents, as conventional wisdom has suggested, but instead that inappropriate use by young adults, aged 18 to 25 years, is driving the diversion problem.
More RA Flares After Discontinuation of TNF-Inhibiting Biologics
Because of troublesome potential side effects, healthcare professionals might consider whether they should discontinue TNF-inhibiting biologics in rheumatoid arthritis patients in remission or with stable low disease activity. That might not always be the best idea, however, according to a new Dutch study.