Sean Kane, PharmD
The updated CHEST guidelines don't recommend the routine use of compression stockings after DVT to prevent post-thrombotic syndrome.
Since dabigatran's introduction to the US market in 2010, the medical community hasn't reached a clear consensus on the terminology for its drug class.
When was the last time you looked closely at the Clinical Studies section of a prescription's package insert?
Despite differences in pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and clinical trial efficacy and safety data, current guidelines don't prefer one DOAC over the others.
Little information exists regarding the benefit of bridging warfarin among patients with atrial fibrillation. The best available evidence suggests that this common practice may increase the risk of bleeding without providing any efficacy benefit.
Dexamethasone is an important but commonly overlooked adjunct therapy in bacterial meningitis. Learn more about this important intervention and recommend its use in the acute setting before antibiotics are given.
You might be surprised to see how the US News & World Report top and bottom ranked schools did on the 2016 NAPLEX
All antibiotics are thought to increase the risk of Clostridium difficile diarrhea, but current evidence suggests that particular drug classes are much worse than others in increasing this risk
The latest DrugStats database list shows the medications with increasing numbers of prescriptions.
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