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August 23, 2017

Independent Pharmacies, Coupons Mean Savings for Underinsured Patients
The lowest cash prices for some drugs can be found in independent community pharmacies, according to a new survey conducted in Los Angeles. Find out the surprising variation in cost for an antibiotic in a single ZIP code.

Antidepressants Up Likelihood of Head Injuries in
Alzheimer’s Patients

A new study is urging careful consideration before Alzheimer’s disease patients are prescribed antidepressants. Why? New research finds that the drugs increased the risk of head injuries and even traumatic brain injury. Here are the details.

Use of Inpatient Cardiac Drugs Declined With Steep
Price Increases

Hospitals decreased use of cardiac drugs that shot up in price from 2012 to 2015, according to a research letter. Learn why these findings are important in light of claims that higher prices have little effect on medication usage.

Drugs Effective for Bone Problems in Prostate Cancer
Patients on ADT

Good treatment options exist for prostate cancer patients who develop significant bone loss and an increased risk of fractures with use of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). That’s according to a Canadian review of 30 studies. Here is more information.

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