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May 3, 2017
  • Prescriptions Jumped 19% in States Expanding
    Medicaid Under ACA

    If pharmacists in some states feel like they’ve been busier than usual over the last few years, here’s a possible explanation—expansion of Medicaid under the ACA led to a 19% increase in prescriptions, according to new research. Here is more information.

  • Pneumonia Risks Increase With Inhaled Corticosteroids Used for Asthma
    Asthma patients using inhaled corticosteroids increase their risk of hospitalization for pneumonia, but authors of a new study suggest that moderating the dosage can help. Here are the details.

  • Conflicting Guidelines Affect Statin Use in Some
    Middle-Aged Americans
    Depending on the guidelines for statin therapy that are being followed, many middle-aged Americans may or may not be prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs. What did a new study determine about the variations and who is most affected?
  • CDC: No More Routine Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics
    for Shigella

    While not a household term, Shigella is the cause of the third most common bacterial enteric disease in the United States. That makes it big news when the CDC changes recommendations on how to treat the condition. Here is why public health officials are advising that ciprofloxacin should no longer be routinely prescribed.

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