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April 5, 2017
  • Should Pharmacists Universally Offer Naloxone With Opioid Prescriptions?

    Would most pharmacists be comfortable proactively offering naloxone to patients picking up opioid prescriptions? A new study suggests that might be the best way to more widely disseminate the lifesaving drug. Here are the details.

  • Antibiotics Not Beneficial for Mild Eczema
    Infections in Children
    Children with nonseverely infected eczema are often prescribed antibiotics. Find out why a new study questions use of the drugs, however, for patients already treated with corticosteroids and emollients.

  • Biologics Better for Healing of Mucosal Lining in Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis
    Anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) alpha agents are helping clinicians reach a long-sought goal in treating inflammatory bowel disease: healing the mucosal lining of the intestines. Find out how effective the biologics are in improving Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
  • Pregabalin Found No Better Than Placebo for
    Painful Sciatica 

    Increasingly, sciatica patients receive prescriptions for pregabalin for their painful and disabling condition. New Australian research questions the trend, however, pointing out that the drug doesn’t appear to work any better than placebo in managing those symptoms. Here is more information.

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