April 29, 2020

Urge Patients to Get Necessary Emergency Care, Despite COVID-19

As hospitals fill up with patients battling COVID-19, clinicians have reported a declining number of patients presenting to the emergency department with conditions such as heart attacks and stroke. To combat that, the American College of Cardiology has a campaign to urge patients to seek necessary care. Here is what pharmacists can do to help.


Meta-Analysis Links Regular Aspirin Use to Reduced Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk

Regular aspirin use is linked to decreased risk of a range of primarily gastrointestinal cancers, according to a new meta-analysis. The authors are calling for trials to replicate their findings. Find out which cancers are affected and how much risk appears to be reduced.

Metformin Preoperatively Might Decrease Surgical Readmissions, Mortality

The most commonly prescribed noninsulin medication for type 2 diabetes, metformin, also has anti-inflammatory properties independent of its role in glycemic control. A new study looked at whether it could help decrease readmission and mortality for diabetes patients undergoing major surgery. Here is what it determined.


No Link Found Between Allopurinol for Gout Treatment,
Increased Mortality

With an FDA Boxed Warning on an alternate gout medication, how safe is allopurinol for treatment of gout? A new study examined the issue and found no significant association between all-cause mortality and allopurinol use in people with gout. Here is more information.

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