Patients who received appointment-based medication synchronization were up to six times more likely to adhere to their therapies than those who didn't, according to a study of patients at rural Thrifty White Pharmacy locations in the Midwest published in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.
Researchers at the University of Dundee and University College London on Wednesday reported that taking the maximum daily dose of some medicines would exceed the recommended daily limits for sodium, without any additional dietary intake, and potentially become an added risk factor for heart disease.
The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing emergency contraceptives like Plan B One-Step on whether they are less effective in women weighing more than 165 lbs, according to a report published Monday by Reuters.
Elevated body mass index, or BMI, has been called the “elephant in the exam room” because often it is overlooked by clinicians, despite overwhelming evidence suggesting that weight loss reduces risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
It has been called “the blockbuster drug of the century,” the holy grail of health care and the next great frontier in the search for a more responsive and cost-effective healthcare system. But is it a truly achievable goal, and will it really transform the way health care is delivered in the United States?