September 7, 2016
- Intranasal Steroid Therapy Tends to Be Underused by Patients With Sinusitis
Topical intranasal steroid therapy is proven highly effective for chronic rhinosinusitis. The problem, according to a new study, is that the therapy is underutilized. Find out the scope of the nonadherence issue.
Metformin Appears to Be Cardioprotective in Type 1 Diabetes Patients
A new study suggests that metformin should be prescribed for type 1 diabetes. No, that isn’t a typo, but, instead, is the result of study finding that the common type 2 diabetes drug can help prevent cardiovascular disease in type 1 patients. Learn more.
- Medication Prescribing Moving Quickly Toward
Before too long, paper prescriptions might be about as common as rotary telephones. That’s the implication of a new report from the nation’s largest health information network, reporting dramatic progress toward full digitization of prescribing. Here are the details.
- Disparity in ADHD Treatment Linked to
Under-diagnosis of Minority Children
Patients sometimes express concern about taking opioids for postsurgery pain and worry that they could become dependent on the painkillers. Pharmacists can offer them some reassurance, based on a new study finding a very low likelihood of most patients developing persistent postoperative opioid use. Here is what the researchers report.