November 2013 Cough & Cold

Diagnosis Terminology Affects Treatment Decisions

November 14, 2013

Oncology Watch

Women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ, a noninvasive breast malignancy, may be more likely to choose surgery over noninvasive options when the condition is described using the word "cancer."

Anti-inflammatories and Antibiotics Not Effective for Cough Treatment

November 13, 2013

Cough & Cold Watch

Treatment with oral anti-inflammatories or antibiotics failed to improve cough symptoms in patients with acute bronchitis compared with a placebo in a recent clinical trial conducted in Spain.

Drug Diversion and Abuse: Staring Down the Barrel

November 12, 2013

Legal Focus

The author highlights the book Staring Down the Barrel, which addresses the growing concerns and problems facing everyday pharmacists as they are confronted by prescription drug diverters and armed robbers.

Vivus Inc's Qsymia

November 11, 2013

Rx Product News Profile

Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate extended-release) is FDA-approved as an adjunct to diet and exercise for weight reduction in obese patients and some overweight patients.

Flu Took Serious Toll in 2012-2013, Walgreens Survey Finds

November 08, 2013

News Briefs

The 2012-2013 flu season in the United States was among the most severe in more than a decade, with 2 to 3 times the impact of a normal flu season in terms of missed work, school, and vacations, according to a Walgreens report.