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March 1, 2017
  • Vaccine Cuts Medical Visits for Influenza-Associated Illnesses by Half

    Pharmacists put a lot of effort into promoting flu vaccines, so it might be good to know the payoff. Here is how much this season’s influenza vaccine has reduced the risk for medical visits.

  • Testosterone Trials Raise Questions About Cardiac Risks

    Testosterone replacement therapy improves bone density and strength, improves sexual function, and reduces anemia risk, according to new studies. But all of the news isn’t good. Find out what a fifth study says about cardiac risks associated with “T” therapy.

  • Statin Side Effects Keep Cardiac Patients From Achieving LDL Cholesterol Goals
    The impact of statin side effects might be more significant than pharmacists think. A Norwegian study finds that patients who complain of muscle pain and other side effects were more than three times more likely to miss their cholesterol targets than those without side effects. Here are the details.
  • Polypharmacy Increases in Older Patients Prescribed Drugs That Affect the Brain

    An increasing number of older Americans are taking multiple drugs that affect their central nervous systems, especially if they live in rural areas. Find out how much the rate of polypharmacy has increased and why that is so dangerous.

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