March 18, 2020

Researchers Estimate Incubation Period of
 COVID-19 Infection

When it comes to COVID-19, there are a lot more questions than answers. A new study, however, offers pharmacists a way to respond when asked about the infection’s incubation period. Here is more information from an analysis of 181 confirmed coronavirus cases.


Gabapentin Shows Promise for Treating Alcohol-Use Disorder

Gabapentin is widely prescribed for nerve pain and a variety of other conditions. A new study suggests yet another should be added to the list. Find out how the medication helped patients with alcohol-use disorder and a history of alcohol-withdrawal symptoms.

DOACs Often Prescribed in Inappropriate Dosages for Atrial Fibrillation

Prescribing direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) can be complex and clinicians often get it wrong, according to a new study. Find out how common it is for older patients to receive too low a dose of the blood thinners, and, also how often others get too much.


Severe Hypoglycemia Ups Cardiac Risks—and Vice-Versa

While the adverse cardiovascular (CV) effects of severe hypoglycemia have been well documented, what is less known is the reverse: how CV events affect risk of hypoglycemia. A new study looked at the issue and documented the bidirectional association between the two. Here are more details.

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