Clinicians can help patients by providing information on pharmacies that offer discounts, coupons, and affordable prescriptions.
Add-on thiazolidinedione decreased HbA1c significantly better than add-on glimepiride among patients inadequately controlled on metformin + exenatide, but there were significant increases in BMI and systolic blood pressure.
Educating patients can help them see the importance of having an accurate medication list.
Only two states, New Jersey and Massachusetts, have ruled on patients' rights in a non-compete situation thus far.
Human breast milk can improve infant atopic eczema with the same results as 1% hydrocortisone ointment, according to researchers.
Although patients skimped on prescription drugs because of financial concerns at every age, patients aged 64 years or younger were more likely to do so.
The report suggests CMS consider requiring more than 50 practices for accreditors to use to oversee compounded sterile preparations (CSPs).
A key element of the collaborative practice agreement is communication.
Many nursing home residents incur substantial costs associated with questionable medication prescriptions.
Baxter and the FDA taking action to ease shortage of first line therapy for heart attack patients.
The FDA is reviewing a once-daily fixed-dose ledipasvir/sofosbuvir combo pill to treat chronic hepatitis C genotype 1 infections in adults.
Most pharmacists report three or more delays in past 18 months, usually lasting at least one week.
The Drug Quality and Security Act of 2013 is a step in the right direction, but leaves several gaps that need to be addressed.
New process designed to make specialty drugs safer for patients.
Less than half of the drugs listed in the 2009 Physicians' Desk Reference had pediatric information.
An estimated 70% of all U.S. cancer cases diagnosed in 2030 will be among older adults, and the risk of adverse drug reactions and interactions will undoubtedly rise as more elderly patients are prescribed multiple medications.
Before prescribing medications to control diabetes, clinicians should consider potential adverse events and drug interactions.