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March 29, 2017
  • Pharmacists Can Lower Hospital Readmissions for
    High-Risk Patients

    What should the future role of pharmacists be in healthcare? A new study suggests that high-risk Medicaid patients have lower rates of readmission if they receive counseling from pharmacists.

  • Rivaroxaban Superior to Aspirin for Preventing Thromboembolism Recurrence
    Aspirin might not always be the best choice for preventing recurrence of venous thromboembolism. A new study finds that the blood thinner rivaroxaban is more effective without raising safety issues. Here are the details.

  • Statins Significantly Increase Diabetes Risk in
    Older Women
    Women older than 75 should be closely monitored when taking statins, especially higher doses, according to a new study. Australian researchers point out that their risk for developing diabetes is significantly elevated. Here is more information.
  • Recommendations Change for Next Season’s
    Influenza Vaccine 

    As flu infection remains widespread in most of the United States, health agencies are looking to tweak the vaccine to help stem any 2017-2018 outbreak. What are the proposed changes and why are they focused on the influenza A viruses?

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