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July 26, 2017

Older Patients Often Don't Ask Pharmacists for Lower-Cost Drug Options
About a quarter of older Americans say their drug costs are a financial burden. Why don't more patients aged 50 years and older ask their pharmacists or physicians for lower-cost alternatives?

Medication Nonadherence Can Increase Pediatric-Care Costs Three-Fold
Failing to follow a prescribed drug regimen might appear to be less expensive in the short term but, actually, the ultimate costs are higher. That's according to a new study of children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease.

Adding Second Drug Might Work Better for
Depressed Patients

Compared with bupropion monotherapy, augmentation with aripiprazole resulted in a statistically significant but only modestly increased likelihood of remission during the 12 weeks of treatment compared. What type of adverse effects occurred?

Epinephrine Auto-Injector Not Used Quickly Enough in Anaphylactic Children
Children prescribed epinephrine auto injectors for severe allergic reactions might not be getting the shots in a timely manner. Researchers found that fewer than half had received the treatment before presenting to an emergency department or urgent care center. Here is more information.

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