U.S. Pharmacist Weekly News Update
August 2, 2018

Pharmacist Practice in Advising Alternate Antipyretics in
Feverish Children

Concerns have been raised about advising parents and caregivers to alternate acetaminophen and ibuprofen in feverish children. A new study looked at how common the practice is in one U.S. region. Here are the details.


Which Drugs Play Key Roles in Reducing Emergency Hospitalizations?
Certain medications can help avoid conditions that lead to emergency hospitalization, according to a new study that points out how costly that can be. What are those drug therapies and for what conditions are they prescribed?

Mild Cognitive Impairment Reduced With Intensive Hypertension Treatment
The cardiovascular benefits of intensive hypertension treatment have been well documented, but a new study reveals additional benefits. Find out how aggressively reducing blood pressure affects mild cognitive impairment.

SSRI Treatment of Post-ACS Depression Improves Long-
Term Outcomes

SSRIs could potentially play a role in improving outcomes for patients who have suffered acute coronary syndrome, according to new research. A new study looks at the importance of treating post-ACS depression with escitalopram. Find out how depression therapy affected long-term development of major adverse cardiac outcomes.

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