The prevalence of hypertension increases with age, so much so that patients 65 and older frequently receive this diagnosis.
The role of the health-system pharmacist in providing transitions-of-care services is expanding rapidly.
Approximately 1 in 4 individuals will develop atrial fibrillation. Most disconcerting is their potential for hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke, as this risk increases up to 5-fold in AF patients.
Each year, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists provides a tremendous service to pharmacists by publishing a list of significant articles on infectious diseases pharmacotherapy from the previous year.
Bystanders who initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation improve survival and neurological outcomes for patients experiencing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Patients with any type of health insurance receive preventive care for chronic diseases at rates up to 3 times higher than their uninsured counterparts, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found.
The 10 best-selling brand-name drugs have generated $48.5 billion in sales this year through June 2015, IMS Health data revealed.
Pharmacists should reconsider recommending toxic chemotherapy for cancer palliation because it may significantly worsen terminal cancer patients’ quality of life near death.
Hemophilia therapies account for 41% of outpatient pharmacy expenditures among publicly insured children with serious chronic illness.
For more than 25 years, the Midwest AIDS Training + Education Center has educated clinicians who provide care to patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and those at risk for HIV.