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April 26, 2017
  • Short-Term Corticosteroids Increase Risk for Range
    of Conditions

    Short-course steroid packs are among the most common prescriptions filled by pharmacists. Find out why a new study suggests that the drugs can have more adverse effects than expected.

  • Trial Shows Promising New Treatment for Antipsychotic-Induced Dyskinesia
    Medication is essential to help psychotic patients function, but the side effects often are intolerable. A new trial has found a new option to control tardive dyskinesia, which often results in lip-smacking, tongue protrusions, and constant blinking. Here are the details.

  • Jury Is Still Out on Safety of Osteoporosis Drugs
    in CKD Patients
    Chronic kidney disease weakens the bones and raises the risk of fractures. The safety of common osteoporosis drugs in those patients is yet to be fully proven, however. A new analysis looks at the issue.
  • All Types of Surgery Increase Risk of Longer-Term
    Opioid Use

    Surgery of any type appears to be a key factor in longer-term use of opioids by patients who had never used the medications before. What percentage of postsurgery patients were found to be still using narcotics 3 to 6 months after their procedure?

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