April 6, 2016
  • No Increase in Heart Failure Hospitalization With Incretin-Based Drugs

    Thanks to a new study, pharmacists can offer some comfort to diabetes patients using incretin-based drugs. The review of patient records in three countries found no increase in heart failure hospitalization with that therapy. Here are the details.

  • Record Number of FDA New Drug Approvals in 2015

    Pharmacists shouldn’t be too hard on themselves if they struggle to keep up with all of the newly available drugs. Last year was a banner year for drug approvals by the FDA, and a report from the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit management organization provides a scorecard.

  • Follow-up After AMI Affects Adherence to
    Preventive Medications
    Acute myocardial infarction patients don’t always have a good track record for taking drugs to prevent another major adverse event. Find out how time-to-follow-up after AMI affects medication adherence and what can be done to improve it.
  • More Routine Surgery Patients Get Opioid Prescriptions for Pain

    It might have seemed that way, but new information bears out the suspicions: Pharmacists really are filling more opioid painkiller prescriptions for patients undergoing routine outpatient surgeries. What are those procedures and how much has opioid prescribing increased?


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