A diverse collective of health care advocacy groups, patient organizations, industry representatives and other stakeholders today announced they have established the Alliance for Balanced Pain Management to support appropriate access to integrated pain management and responsible use of prescription pain medicines with an aim to reduce abuse. AfBPM will work collaboratively to educate, support and advocate on behalf of people affected by pain, both acute and chronic.
More than 40% of calls placed to US poison control centers concerning energy drinks involve children under age 6, some of whom suffer serious cardiac and neurological symptoms.
Andexanet alfa showed promise as an anti-Xa reversal agent in new research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Session 2014.
With a mission to help pharmacists throughout the world prevent the potential spread of the Ebola virus, the International Pharmaceutical Federation has launched a suite of resources to advise community pharmacists on the threat.