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November 9, 2016
  • Rise in Pharmacy-Administered Vaccines Hasn’t Changed Overall Rate Much

    Pharmacists are providing a valuable service by offering vaccinations, according to a new study, but they haven’t contributed to a significant overall increase in the immunization rate of adult Americans. Find out what researchers consider the greatest benefit of having pharmacies offering immunization services.

  • Electronic Prescriptions for Dermatology Drugs More Likely to Be Picked Up

    This probably will come as no surprise to pharmacists who have waited countless times as patients frantically searched for paper prescriptions they assured them were “right here in my pocket,” but electronic prescriptions are more likely to be filled and picked up than the old-fashioned version. Here is what a study found for dermatologic medications.

  • SSRI Use by Mothers Leads to More NICU Admissions, Morbidity in Newborns
    Another study has raised concerns about the effect on the fetus when pregnant women use common depression medications. The large Swedish data review found that maternal use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) was linked to more health issues among newborns. Here are the details.
  • Placebo Found As Effective in Preventing
    Pediatric Migraines

    No significant differences were found among amitriptyline, topiramate, and placebo in reducing headache days or related disability for children. Find out why study authors consider the results surprising and what questions they raise.

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