U.S. Pharmacist Weekly News Update
October 3, 2018

Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Shows No Proven Benefit for Healthy
Older Adults

A daily aspirin is proven beneficial for older adults with cardiovascular disease, but what about those who are healthy? A new study questions whether the widely suggested practice helps prevent dementia or disability in that cohort. Here are the details.


Pharmacists, Prescribers Often Don’t Follow STD Partner Therapy Guidelines
Despite guidelines and recommendations, pharmacists and prescribers are still often hesitant to automatically provide antibiotics to the partner of a patient diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease, according to a new review. Find out the barriers to wider compliance with expedited partner therapy.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Linked to Slowed Progression in COPD

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) appears to be helpful for male COPD patients, slowing disease progression, according to a recent journal article. Here’s what other benefits researchers found from TRT treatment.

Study: Withdrawal Issues Should Be Considered With
SNRI Prescriptions

Patients going off or reducing serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRI) often have difficult withdrawal symptoms, according to a new report. Find out why researchers advise prescribers to take that into consideration before prescribing those antidepressant drugs.


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