February 1, 2017
- Combination Pills Boost Medication Adherence in Hypertensive Patients
A fairly simple solution might exist for improving adherence to blood pressure medications: a prescription for a combination pill. Find out how much more likely those patients were to stick to their drug regimens, including refills.
New: U.S. Pharmacist Introduces Patient Teaching
Pharmacists are always looking for new ways to help their patients, so U.S. Pharmacist has designed short, information-packed videos to keep pharmacists up-to-date on health topics their patients may be asking about. Watch this month’s U.S. Pharmacist Patient Teaching Aid video on Muscular Dystrophy.
- Should All General Surgery Patients Receive Anticoagulants?
Standards of care often call for anticoagulants to be administered to all patients undergoing general surgery. A new study questions that practice, however, suggesting that blood-thinners might be unnecessary in patients with lower Caprini scores. Here are the details.
Latino Patients Less Likely to Adhere to Newly Prescribed Type 2 Diabetes Drugs
Pharmacists might want to spend some extra time discussing the benefits of following diabetes treatment regimens with Latino patients. New research finds lower drug adherence in that group, even if language is not a barrier. What was the subset least likely to stick to taking their medications?