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Opioid Prescriptions Filled After Eye Surgery Doubled from 2000 to 2014

September 27, 2019

From 2000 to 2014, rates of filled opioid prescriptions after eye surgery rose considerably, despite reduced invasiveness of…
Old Drugs in Your Medicine Cabinet? Here’s What to Do with Them

September 11, 2019

They’re haunting the back of your medicine cabinet like the Ghosts of Illnesses Past. Pain pills your doctor…
Opioid doctor and pharmacy ‘shoppers’ may also shop at home, study suggests

May 13, 2019

As states crack down on doctor and pharmacy “shopping” by people who misuse opioids, a new study reveals…
GPs and pharmacists don’t have time to involve patients in medication reviews

February 21, 2019

GPs and pharmacists struggle to find the time to involve patients in medication reviews, despite National Institute for…
Want to cut down on your meds? Your pharmacist can help.

November 16, 2018

Pharmacists are pivotal in the process of deprescribing risky medications in seniors, leading many to stop taking unnecessary…
Vaccine injections may cause you some intense shoulder pain – have you heard about SIRVA?

October 29, 2018

Of course you should get flu shots and other important vaccines. They save lives and there is no…
Convenient pocket card aims to ensure people have medicine on hand when heart attack strikes

October 8, 2018

A brand new pocket card designed to hold life-saving heart attack medications—the brainchild of a University of Alberta…
Veterans Overtreated for Blood Pressure on Leaving Hospital

September 19, 2018

One in seven older veterans with hypertension is discharged with increased blood pressure medications, despite half of those…
Research Brief: Older adults often prescribed meds linked to higher side effect risks

April 4, 2018

Drugs with high-risk anticholinergic properties can lead to risks of developing serious adverse events, such as cognitive impairment,…
Social, public health services crucial in fight against HIV/AIDS

March 26, 2018

Patients at risk for HIV need to be linked to services—such as mental health and syringe exchange programs—that…
Benefits of Smoking Cessation Medications Diminish Over Time

February 2, 2018

A new Tel Aviv University study published in Addictionfinds that only eight out of 100 smokers who take smoking cessation medications…
Common Acid Reflux Medications Promote Chronic Liver Disease

October 11, 2017

Approximately 10 percent of the general population take a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drug to block stomach acid…
New tool developed to help avoid adverse drug reactions

February 23, 2017

Researchers at the University’s Institute of Translational Medicine, Alder Hey, University of Central Lancashire and University College London…
New capsule achieves long-term drug delivery

November 18, 2016

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a new drug capsule that remains in the…
New discovery could help oral medicines work better

November 6, 2016

A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota and The Dow Chemical Company have discovered a new…
Rx opioid poisonings nearly double among toddlers, teens

November 1, 2016

Thousands of children are hospitalized annually for prescription opioid poisonings, and in recent years, hospitalization rates have nearly…
Acetaminophen does not worsen children’s asthma symptoms

August 23, 2016

Pediatricians often recommend against giving the pain reliever and fever reducer acetaminophen to children with asthma because some…
Steroids help preserve kidney function, but at a cost, says major new global study

May 24, 2016

A medication used to treat one of the most common causes of kidney failure reduced the risks of kidney…
Breast Cancer Drug Found to Reduce Seizures

May 24, 2016

A class of drug that inhibits estrogen production and is used to treat breast cancer has been found…
Making injectable medicine safer

May 20, 2016

Bring the drugs, hold the suds. That summarizes a promising new drug-making technique designed to reduce serious allergic…
How to keep people on their heart disease medication

May 11, 2016

Helping patients with heart disease to take their medications may be as simple as sending a text or…
Bacteria remove pharmaceutical residue from waste water

May 3, 2016

Herning Vand is testing a new method that uses bacteria to remove pharmaceutical residue from household waste water.…
Smoking Cessation Drugs Do Not Elevate Risk of Serious Neuropsychiatric Adverse Effects

April 25, 2016

Compared to the nicotine patch and a placebo, the smoking cessation aids varenicline (marketed as Chantix in the…
Breakthrough allows drug delivery for brain diseases, cancers

April 5, 2016

Cornell researchers have discovered a way to open one of the major barriers to the brain, called the…
CPR study assesses two cardiac drugs’ survival impact

April 5, 2016

Certain heart rhythm medications, when given by paramedics to patients who had failed electrical shock treatments for out-of-hospital…
Antidepressants not associated with increased risk of cardiovascular conditions

March 23, 2016

Commonly used antidepressants, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), are not associated with an increased risk of…
Fungal Pathogen Sheds Gene Silencing Machinery to Become More Dangerous

March 8, 2016

For more than a decade, a rare but potentially deadly fungus called Cryptococcus deuterogatti has taken up residence…
Medication use in older age increases the risk of death and frailty

February 3, 2016

We typically think that older people constantly have to use some sort of medication. And it is mostly…
Text messages are vital tool for increasing medication adherence in chronic disease patients

February 2, 2016

Text messages can double the odds of medication adherence in patients with chronic disease. That is the central…
Medication use in older men linked to risk of death and frailty

February 1, 2016

Published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, the study supports previously reported risks of both long…
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