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June 28, 2017
  • Should Prescriptions for Cardiovascular Drugs Be
    Sex Specific?

    Is it time to end unisex prescriptions for cardiovascular medications? The European Society of Cardiology suggests it is, recommending tailored dosages for women versus men. Here are the details.

  • Study Questions Home Glucose Tests for Type 2 Diabetes Patients Not on Insulin
    Having to stick their fingers multiple times a day to test blood sugar is one of the biggest complaints of diabetes patients. A new study suggests it might not even be necessary, however, for diabetics not on insulin. Find out how the authors came to that conclusion.

  • Low-Dose Aspirin Reduces Breast-Cancer Risk in Women With Diabetes
    The cardiovascular benefits of regular use of low-dose aspirin have been touted for years. A new Taiwanese study advances knowledge about use of the therapy to prevent breast cancer, finding it had positive effect in women with diabetes. Here is more information.
  • Physicians Need to Catch Up With Pharmacists on Penicillin-Allergy Knowledge

    Hospital-based physicians understand less about penicillin allergies than pharmacists, a new survey finds, and study authors are urging more education to remedy the situation. Where were the greatest knowledge gaps?

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