September 28, 2016
- A Fourth of Medicare Part D Beneficiaries Noncompliant With BP Medication
About 26% of Medicare Part D beneficiaries are nonadherent with their blood pressure medications, which increases cardiovascular disease risks, according to a new study. Find out what the CDC recommends that pharmacists and other healthcare providers can do to increase compliance.
Syringes, Not Cups, Optimal for Small Doses of
Pediatric Oral Medicine
A spoonful of sugar might help the medicine go down, but, for liquid pediatric medications, an oral syringe is usually the best dosing device. That’s according to a new study providing guidance on what tools should be provided with those products.
- What’s Best Next Treatment for RA Patients on
Anti-TNF Biologic Agents
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) inhibitors have improved the quality of life for rheumatoid arthritis patients who show insufficient response to the agent methotrexate. But what should be the next treatment for the about one-third of patients whose response to those newer therapies is not optimal? Here is some guidance from a new study.
Infused NSAIDs Found Effective As Postsurgical
One way to combat the costly opioid epidemic in the United States is to find alternatives to lessen use of the drugs. Researchers sought to do that in a recent review finding that continuous infusion of NSAIDs helps adequately control pain in some surgical patients, which could help avoid overuse of opioids. Here is more information.