November 2015 Cough, Cold, & Flu

Cholesterol Drugs Lower Stroke Risk in Older Adults

November 17, 2015

Cholesterol Watch

Although lipid-lowering medications are most commonly used to treat high cholesterol, the results of a recent study indicate that these drugs could also be used to reduce the risk of stroke in older populations.

Colds, Flu May Increase Stroke Risk in Children

November 17, 2015

Cough & Cold Watch

Although children rarely experience a stroke, the results of a recent study suggest that colds, flu, and minor infections may lead to a temporary increase in stroke risk among kids.

HHS Seeking Public Comment on mHealth Privacy Concerns from Developers

November 17, 2015

Technology News

The HHS Office for Civil Rights recently launched a platform through which developers of mobile health technology and others interested in the intricacies of HIPAA privacy protection standards may submit and review questions.

A Year in Review

November 16, 2015

Specialty Pharmacy Focus

The Medicare Modernization Act, passed in 2003, is shifting the community pharmacy landscape, enabling pharmacists to use their clinical background beyond the prescription dispensing role.

Child Health Care at Retail Clinics

November 13, 2015

Retail Clinics

Pediatric health care in the retail clinic setting has been a hot-button issue since the walk-in clinic first entered into big-box stores and pharmacy retailers in the early 2000s.

Controlling Flu-Like Symptoms

November 13, 2015

Brown Bag Consult

In addition to encouraging flu shots, health care professionals can encourage patients to cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze and to thoroughly wash their hands throughout the day.

Cough: Navigating the Classifications

November 13, 2015

Feature Focus

A cough is the body's natural reflex to help clear irritants from the throat and the airways of the lungs, but it can also be a symptom of a medical problem or an adverse effect of some medications.

Entresto

November 12, 2015

Rx Product News Profile

Entresto is a combination of a first-in-class neprilysin inhibitor and an angiotensin receptor blocker indicated for the treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.

Absolute Versus Relative Risk

November 11, 2015

Drug Interactions

The results of a recent study suggest that there is a modest increase in the risk of intracranial hemorrhage when NSAIDs are combined with antidepressants compared with antidepressants alone.