U.S. Pharmacist Weekly News

November 8, 2017

Anticoagulants Significantly Reduce Dementia Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Patients
Adherence isn’t always optimal in atrial-fibrillation patients prescribed anticoagulants. Authors of a new study finding the drugs also reduce dementia risk hope that this information will help keep AF patients on their medications. Here are further details.

Food Allergies Show Significant Increase in U.S. Children
Food allergies are on the upswing in young children in the United States, with peanut allergy being the most common. A new study quantifies the significant increases. Find out who is at the greatest risk and what is being done to combat some of the allergies.

Pharmacists Should Expect Increasing Use of Biosimilars to Lower Costs
Use of biosimilars is expected to lower overall healthcare costs as well as patient copays, according to a new RAND Corporation report. Find out how much of a reduction is estimated over what period of time.

Be Aware of Which Medications Cause Dangerous Dry Mouth
in Elderly 

Dry mouth can create a cascade of problems for elderly patients who experience the common drug side effect. A new study looks at medications most likely to cause problems and recommends more interventions to avoid this adverse reaction. Here are the details.

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