September 21, 2016
- Effectiveness Declines for Common
Head Lice Treatment
It might be lousy for the parents and children, but notebooks and backpacks aren’t the only products that fly off the shelf when school starts. Pharmacists should caution those buying head lice treatments, however, that certain products don’t work very well anymore. Here are the details.
Research Letter: Statins Are Prescribed to Too Few Diabetes Patients
Statins aren’t prescribed often enough to protect diabetes patients from cardiovascular disease, according to a new study that points out that patients with the same risks are treated differently, based on where they receive care. Find out more.
- Lower Ovarian Cancer Death Rates Linked to Oral Contraceptive Use
Widespread use of oral contraceptives is pushing down deaths caused by ovarian cancer, according to a new study. The report notes that deaths from ovarian cancer fell worldwide between 2002 and 2012, and the decline is predicted to continue in the United States, Europe and, to a lesser degree, Japan until 2020. Read more.
Migraine Patients Report Dissatisfaction
Nearly all migraine patients purchase OTC pain remedies, while very high percentages use prescription therapies. Yet, according to a new survey, those patients tend to remain dissatisfied with their treatment, especially since the painful condition is so difficult to manage. Here are the details.