U.S. Pharmacist Weekly News Update
September 19, 2019

Single Men Have
Special Difficulties
When Prescribed Warfarin

Pharmacists might want to keep extra watch on men who live alone when they are prescribed warfarin. A new study finds that single men have more problems with coagulation control than women who live alone or either sex living with others. Here is more information.


More Intensive Systolic Blood Pressure Treatment Not Linked
to More Falls

Extra medication to lower systolic blood pressure (SBP) to meet aggressive goals does not appear to lead to a feared side effect. Find out how a new study determined that patients on intensive SBP control did not appear to have a greater risk of dizziness or falling.

Pharmacists in EDs Speed Anticoagulation Reversal for Bleeding Patients
Having a pharmacist at the bedside made a big difference for blood-thinner patients presenting to emergency departments with dangerous bleeding. Find out how much faster anticoagulation was administered when pharmacists were present compared with usual care with physicians only.

Estrogen Benefits Affected by Age in Women With or Without Ovary Removal
The age at which women start estrogen therapy to alleviate menopausal symptoms strongly determines benefits, whether or not the patients had their ovaries removed concurrent with hysterectomy, according to a new study. Here are more details.

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