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November 8th, 2015

Study Finds Drug Errors in 50% of Surgeries

Study Finds Drug Errors in 50% of Surgeries November 6, 2015 Administering drugs in the perioperative setting is fraught with error potential because the urgent need to treat patients in a high-stress environment often causes caregivers to skip standard safety protocols, suggested a new study. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), ...


September 4th, 2015

“Biosimilar” ???

This is scary in that this is just the beginning of  what happens when you take the selection of the drug away from the prescriber and pharmacist and leave it to some selection committee with a big corporation that's goal outcome is profit only.  This has been slowly coming as ...


August 14th, 2015

Early Opioid Prescription for Back Pain Doesn’t Up Risk of Chronic Use

Early Opioid Prescription for Back Pain Doesn't Up Risk of Chronic Use August 6, 2015 NEW YORK - Early opioid prescription does not seem to increase the risk of long-term use of the drugs in people with back injuries, according to a new retrospective study. In fact, patients with back ...


August 14th, 2015

Diagnosing Headache: Patient, Provider Communication is Key

Diagnosing Headache: Patient, Provider Communication is Key August 12, 2015 Diagnosing Headache: Patient, Provider Communication is KeyDiagnosing Headache: Patient, Provider Communication is Key A study recently presented at the American Headache Society's Annual Scientific Meeting reviewed data on the effectiveness of office visit for patients who present with a chief ...


August 9th, 2015

Strong Support for Folate Supplements for Primary Stroke Prevention

Strong Support for Folate Supplements for Primary Stroke Prevention March 16, 2015 NEW YORK - Folic acid supplementation significantly reduced the risk of first stroke in adults with hypertension enrolled in the Chinese Stroke Primary Prevention Trial (CSPPT). Those with low baseline folate levels showed the greatest benefits. The findings ...