Although guidelines suggest that oral antibiotics to treat acne should only be taken for 3 to 6 months, the results of a recent study suggest that many teens are taking the medications at longer durations.
Although clinical trials have indicated that intraocular pressure-lowering medications are effective in patients with open-angle glaucoma, new research suggests that the medications may not be as effective in real-world settings.
Although children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are typically very active, the results of a recent study suggest that they are more likely to become inactive and obese as teenagers.
Pharmacists can learn about current management of type 2 diabetes mellitus, including updated clinical practice guidelines and the incorporation of new therapeutic classes into practice recommendations.
Lifestyle modifications are helpful in reducing heartburn symptoms in some individuals, but many patients continue to experience frequent heartburn and may benefit from treatment with an OTC proton pump inhibitor.
Pharmacists at a New Zealand hospital can spend more time counseling high-risk patients and reconciling their medications, thanks to a tool that predicts which patients are at the highest risk for medication errors or adverse drug events.
When an insurance company's administration of a Medicare Part D prescription drug insurance program generates numerous complaints to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is immediate termination of the contract appropriate?
The power of pharmacists to positively impact patient lives and improve health care quality is being widely recognized, but achieving the promise that pharmacy offers will require effort, funds, and commitment.
A commentary by representatives of the Department of Health and Human Services in the New England Journal of Medicine calls for increased use of medications to treat opioid addiction and reduce the number of deaths due to opioid overdose.