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June 20, 2018

Millions More Get Flu, Pneumonia Vaccines Because of Pharmacy Services
Convenient immunization opportunities offered by pharmacists have significantly increased the number of adults getting flu and pneumonia vaccines in the U.S. That’s according to a new study documenting the millions of Americans who have benefitted from those services. Here are the details.

Patients’ Satisfaction Scores Unaffected by Lowering of
Opioid Dosages

Prescribers don’t need to be as concerned about harming patient relationships when they seek to lower the dosages on opioid prescriptions, a new study advises. Find out how dropping opioid levels affected patient satisfaction scores in a Kaiser Permanente study.

What Can Be Done About Excessive Antibiotics for Acute Respiratory Infections
Prescribers need to stick closer to guidelines on prescribing antibiotics for acute respiratory infections, according to a new CDC study, which points out that influenza can be a big contributor to overuse. Discover how often delayed flu test results led to unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions.

Mifepristone-Misoprostol Combo Better for Early Pregnancy-Loss Management
Early pregnancy loss can be traumatic for women, and prolonged medical management can make it even worse. A new study finds that pretreatment with mifepristone followed by treatment with misoprostol works most effectively in that situation. Here is more information.

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