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Vitamin D can stimulate the immune system to protect against a specific type of colorectal cancer.
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The FDA today approved Ivax Pharmaceuticals’ esomeprazole magnesium delayed-release capsules, the first generic version of AstraZeneca’s proton pump inhibitor Nexium, for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease in patients aged >1 year.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
The approximately 4% of American adults with bipolar disorder face a litany of challenges, from unpredictable recurrences of hypomanic/manic or depressive episode to poor impulse control.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Kentucky pharmacist Larry Fortenberry had always imagined what he would do in a robbery situation, and he believed that passive, obedient behavior would be the safest bet.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
The FDA today approved perindopril arginine and amlodipine tablets for the treatment of hypertension.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Use of anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation patients remains unacceptably low, with some estimates showing that only half of patients receive anticoagulants as indicated by current treatment guidelines.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The FDA has approved parathyroid hormone (Natpara), a once-daily hormonal injection to control low blood calcium levels (hypocalcemia) in patients with hypoparathyroidism.
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When reflecting on commonly abused drugs, pharmarcist generally focus attention on cocaine, amphetamines and methylphenidate, barbiturates, hallucinogens such as ketamine (a.k.a. “Special K”), benzodiazepines, marijuana, designer drugs such as “bath salts” and “spice”, but most notably the standout these days seems to be heroin and prescription opioids. This short commentary will focus on the purpose, practicality, and various paradigm shifts associated with Abuse Deterrent Formulations.

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