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June 13, 2018

Teens Risk Most Serious Effects From Abuse, Misuse of
ADHD Medications

When dispensing drugs to treat ADHD in children and adolescents, pharmacists have the opportunity to also offer some advice to parents and caregivers. A new study points out that calls to poison control centers about exposure to the medications by young people aged 19 years and younger rose more than 60% over a 14-year period.What are the circumstances in which ADHD drugs are most likely to be misused and abused?

ADT Side Effects Caused by Electrophysiological Changes in
the Heart?

Prostate cancer patients on androgen deprivation therapy should be regularly monitored for electrophysiological changes that could increase the risk of cardiovascular disease or sudden death. That’s according to a new study that helps explain some of the adverse effects of the common cancer treatment. Here are the details.

Opioid-Related Adverse Events Have High Costs for
Inpatients, Hospitals

Adverse events from opioid use and abuse are not just a problem for outpatients. A new study looked at the rate of inpatient opioid-related adverse events. How common are they after surgical and endoscopic procedures, and what are the repercussions?

HPV4 Vaccine Not Associated With Autoimmune Disorder Development in Girls
Although the safety of the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine has been repeatedly demonstrated, concerns remain, including about whether it is linked to a higher risk of autoimmune disorders. A Canadian study indicates that is not the case. Here is more information pharmacists can share with concerned parents and adolescents.

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