FDA Says Medication Guides Could Be More User-Friendly--January 2009January 15th 2009
New FDA-sponsored research on how helpful the information accompanying new prescriptions is for patients, finds that the handouts still do not meet Congressional goals for usefulness.
The Power of Statins--November 2008November 20th 2008
The JUPITER study ended more than 2 years early after an "unequivocal benefit of rosuvastatin" was determined among individuals with normal cholesterol levels but elevated levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein.
Using Today's Great American Smokeout to Help Patients Quit--November 2008November 20th 2008
Too many Americans still smoke, and stress from current economic woes is making quitting even harder. Today’s Great American Smokeout marks a good time for pharmacists to step up those antismoking efforts.
Patients Using Electronic Diaries to Monitor MigrainesNovember 18th 2008
Clinvest was approached by one of the largest pharmaceutical companies to "create and manage a [Mental Efficiency and Workload Test] for 500 subjects in a migraine trial occurring in 50 sites across the United States." This will be the first time cognitive processing time will be tested in a major migraine study.
CDC Reports Dramatic Increase in Diabetes Cases--November 2008November 6th 2008
The government has found that new cases of diabetes rose by more than 90% among adults over the last 10 years; helping patients prevent and manage this disease is a top priority for pharmacists.