March 23, 2016
  • ADHD Medications Linked to Decreased Bone Density in Pediatric Users

    Pharmacists might want to dispense ADHD drugs along with advice on monitoring bone health in young users. A new study finds that the medications heighten the risk of decreased bone density in pediatric patients taking them, compared to those who don’t.

  • Study: Retail Clinics Increase Healthcare Demand, Raise Spending

    Enabling patients to get some relief from low-severity illnesses might not seem like a problem. Yet, a new journal article blames retail clinics for raising health costs by caring for patients who would not have sought treatment elsewhere. Find out why the senior author suggested health plans should stop paying for those visits.

  • Large Review Underscores Aspirin Benefit in Reducing Colorectal Cancer
    A large analysis of past studies supports the regular use of aspirin as a complement to other screening to help prevent colorectal cancer and other tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Find out what the review found about other cancers and why an accompanying commentary urges more research.
  • Why Do Women Need Higher Dose of Truvada to Prevent HIV Infection?

    Why does Truvada reduce HIV infection rates more in men than women? The answer is in how tissues in the body—vaginal, cervical, and rectal—react to the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) antiviral, according to a new study using a novel approach to test drug effectiveness. Here are the details.


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