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Mark Cuban Drug Company may offer savings for urology drugs

Written by | 27 Feb 2024

 An online pharmacy offering standardized, transparent pricing can reduce out-of-pocket costs for patients taking common medications prescribed by urologists, suggests a study in the March issue of Urology Practice®, an… read more.

Antidepressant dispensing to adolescents and young adults surges during pandemic

Written by | 26 Feb 2024

Antidepressant dispensing to adolescents and young adults increased sharply after the COVID-19 pandemic began – particularly among females – a new study finds. While a growing number of… read more.

How clinical guidelines contribute to medication errors

Written by | 16 Feb 2024

A study1` of more than 28,000 medication incident reports found 608 reports of moderate-severe harm or death when using guidelines. Further analysis showed that difficulties in finding and… read more.

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.

Where patients live impacts whether they pick up their heart-failure medications

Written by | 20 Dec 2023

People who live in neighborhoods with higher levels of poverty and unemployment are less likely to fill their heart-failure drug prescriptions than those living in wealthier areas, a… read more.

Appropriate statin prescriptions increase sixfold with automated referrals

Written by | 22 Nov 2023

The odds of prescribing the appropriate dose of statins—a medicine used to lower “bad” cholesterol levels—increased sixfold when automated referrals were made to pharmacy services, instead of relying… read more.

Language barriers may cause some children to be underdiagnosed for allergic conditions

Written by | 15 Nov 2023

About 20% of the US population speaks a language other than English when they are at home. The abundance of languages spoken in the United States can pose… read more.

Finding the balance: Opioids and pain control after surgery

Written by | 1 Nov 2023

In a recent Mayo Clinic study, researchers found that most patients prescribed fewer opioids after surgery were able to maintain satisfactory comfort levels without requiring more prescription refills later…. read more.

Predictors of opioid overdose after prescription for chronic pain

Written by | 25 Oct 2023

A large study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.230459 identified 10 predictors of opioid overdose after prescription for chronic pain, which can help clinicians engage in shared decision-making with patients… read more.

Pharmacy discount card programs like Amazon Prime and GoodRx gold could save patients millions of dollars in out-of-pocket costs for commonly prescribed generic medications

Written by | 20 Sep 2023

A nationally representative study found that at least one out of five prescriptions for commonly prescribed generic medications were cheaper through Amazon Prime or GoodRx Gold discount cards… read more.

How should clinicians prescribe opioids for cancer-related pain in patients who use cocaine or methamphetamines?

Written by | 13 Sep 2023

Clinicians treating cancer-related pain must consider whether and how to prescribe opioids to patients who use nonmedical stimulants such as cocaine and methamphetamines; however, no guidelines exist related… read more.

Exercise apps a good prescription to boost healthcare workers’ mental health

Written by | 4 Sep 2023

Simple home workouts using exercise apps can effectively reduce depressive symptoms in healthcare workers and could be a major tool to combat the global mental health crisis in… read more.

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