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May 10, 2017
  • Medication Adherence Declines for MI Patients on High-Intensity Statins

    Prevention of recurrent coronary heart disease events is essential for patients who have suffered myocardial infarction (MI), but sticking with a longer-term drug regimen can be difficult for many patients. What happens with Medicare beneficiaries who have been prescribed high-intensity statins after MI?

  • Parents Often Confused About Seasonal Allergy
    Meds for Children
    Pharmacists should welcome queries about OTC pediatric allergy medications. Otherwise, a new survey reveals, too many parents take nonprofessional advice from friends and family, potentially misusing the products. Here are the details.

  • Jury Still Out on Steroids Used to Relieve Adult Sore Throat Symptoms
    Healthcare providers who prescribe a dose of dexamethasone for an adult’s sore throat might be on to something—or not. A new study sought to determine how effective steroids are in resolving painful symptoms. Here are the less-than-conclusive results.
  • Personalized Treatment for Panic Disorder Promising but in Early Stages

    A number of medications are used to help patients with panic disorder; however, they don’t work well for many patients, who fail to experience full relief from symptoms. A new review sought to identify sociodemographic and clinical characteristics that could help clinicians personalize treatment in hopes of getting better results. Here is more information.

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