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US prescription drug prices are 2.78 times those in other wealthy nations

Written by | 4 Feb 2024

Prescription drug prices in the U.S. are significantly higher than in other nations, with prices in the U.S. averaging 2.78 times those seen in 33 other nations, according… read more.

Americans will spend half their lives taking prescription drugs, study finds

Written by | 18 Oct 2023

An American born in 2019 will spend a larger share of their lifetime taking prescription drugs than being married or receiving an education, according to new research by… read more.

NUS pharmacists develop a ‘cheeky’ and pain-free solution for drug delivery

Written by | 1 Aug 2023

Conventional ways of administering medication – by swallowing tablets, consuming bitter syrups, injections or rectal insertions – could be distressing and unpleasant for some patients, especially young children… read more.

Pharmacists can now prescribe hormonal birth control in 20 states

Written by | 18 Jun 2023

Pharmacists are taking a more active role in prescribing hormonal contraceptives — a trend applauded by women who welcome easier access to birth control and sanctioned by a… read more.

New test reveals existing antibiotics, hiding in plain sight on pharmacy shelves, can cure superbugs

Written by | 2 May 2023

A new test revealed that FDA-approved antibiotics — available at your neighborhood pharmacy — can effectively treat superbugs. They are not prescribed, however, because the gold-standard test predicts… read more.

Study points to cause of safety concerns in widely used painkiller diclofenac

Written by | 28 Apr 2023

Safety concerns related to the widely used painkiller diclofenac may be tied to a little-studied drug-metabolizing enzyme whose expression can vary as much as 3,000 times from one… read more.

Deprescribing to optimise drug therapy

Written by | 27 Apr 2023

Debi Bhattacharya is Professor of Behavioural Medicine at the University of Leicester, UK. As a former primary care pharmacist, she has experience of both practice and research into… read more.

CHARMER – a different kind of deprescribing intervention study

Written by | 26 Apr 2023

The CHARMER study of a proactive deprescribing intervention is different from previous studies and addresses five critical factors identified by prescribers and patients as being key to success,… read more.

Barriers and enablers for deprescribing

Written by | 25 Apr 2023

There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ deprescribing intervention and a good understanding of the barriers and enablers to effective deprescribing is needed, according to Debi Bhattacharya, Professor of Behavioural Medicine… read more.

Deprescribing – reactive and proactive

Written by | 24 Apr 2023

Debi Bhattacharya is Professor of Behavioural Medicine at the University of Leicester, UK. As a former primary care pharmacist, she has experience of both practice and research into… read more.

New Schaeffer white paper offers solutions to ensure greater patient access to prescription drugs

Written by | 16 Apr 2023

Although the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) aimed to increase patient access to prescription drugs and decrease spending, researchers warn that it may have unintended negative impacts… read more.

Patient-friendly prescription labels improve medication adherence, study finds

Written by | 18 Mar 2023

As many as half of all Americans with chronic diseases like hypertension and depression don’t take their medications as prescribed. And more than 100,000 people die due to… read more.

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