March 9, 2016
  • Combination Outperforms Intensified Basal Insulin for Lowering HbA1c

    For type 2 diabetes patients failing to achieve glucose control, more isn’t always the better response, according to a new study. Find out how intensified basal insulin (glargine) performed against basal insulin degludec combined with the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist liraglutide.

  • Current Flu Vaccine Much More Effective
    Than Last Year

    Pharmacists might have felt a bit chagrined last year when they found out that the influenza vaccine they were promoting turned out to be relatively ineffective. No such worries exist for this year, however, with the CDC reporting flu vaccine effectiveness in line with most past seasons. Here are the details.

  • Pharmacist-Delivered Asthma Drugs Improve Discharge Adherence
    How to make sure hospitalized asthma patients use prescribed medications and avoid re-admission or emergency department visits? A new study seeking to increase “meds in hand” suggests the answer is having outpatient pharmacists deliver the drugs to patient rooms. Here is what researchers found.
  • Reversal Agent Shown Effective in Dabigatran Users With Brain Bleed

    Pharmacists can offer some reassuring news for patients nervous about taking some novel oral anticoagulants to prevent stroke: A newly approved medication was highly effective in reversing the blood-thinning effects of dabigatran in patients suffering an intracranial hemorrhage. Here is more information from a recent conference presentation.


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