U.S. Pharmacist Weekly News

April 25, 2018

Women Less Likely Than Men to Fill High-Intensity Statin Prescriptions After AMI
Despite updated guidelines and national campaigns to improve cardiovascular treatment for women in the United States, they remain less likely than men to receive high-intensity statins after acute myocardial infarction. Find out what else a new review of pharmacy data found about different prescribing patterns for men and women.

Better Understanding Prescription Drug Needs After a Natural Disaster
What prescription drugs would be needed most in your community in the aftermath of a natural disaster? The CDC came up with a method to help determine that after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico last fall. Here are the details.

Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements No Better Than Placebo for Dry Eye
Drugstore shelves are fully stocked with omega-3 fatty acid supplements, at least partly because they are recommended to help treat dry eye. Find out what a new study says about the effectiveness of the treatment in improving symptoms of the condition, which affects more than 16 million people in the United States.

Continuous Glucose Monitors Lower A1C, Hypoglycemia Risk in Type 1 Diabetes
The continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) available at pharmacies around the country not only help improve overall blood glucose control, they also reduce the risk of hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes, which, in the worst cases, can be fatal. That’s according to a new study comparing the cost-effectiveness of CGM technology with older methods of monitoring blood sugar. Here is more information. 

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