Do Benzodiazepines Increase the Risk for Dementia?Do Benzodiazepines Increase the Risk for Dementia?
A recent study finds that higher cumulative benzodiazepine use is not associated with risk for dementia or cognitive decline, explains Dr Alan Jacobs. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 23, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Diabetes Patients 'Screaming' About Insulin CostsDiabetes Patients 'Screaming' About Insulin Costs
Insulin is a life-saving drug -- if you can afford it. Dr Irl Hirsch highlights the problems caused by huge spikes in the cost of insulin. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 18, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Expert Interview Source Type: news

Can Topical and Oral NSAIDs Be Combined for Pain Relief?Can Topical and Oral NSAIDs Be Combined for Pain Relief?
Are two nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs better than one when it comes to treating pain? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 18, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

HPV Prevalence: Before and After the HPV Vaccine EraHPV Prevalence: Before and After the HPV Vaccine Era
The HPV vaccine has reduced rates of HPV, but what about the herd effect of the vaccine? Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 14, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Aspirin for Primary Prevention: 2016 USPSTF RecommendationsAspirin for Primary Prevention: 2016 USPSTF Recommendations
The 2016 USPSTF recommendations for use of aspirin for primary prevention are just out and should make life easier for primary care clinicians. Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 14, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Surgeon General to Urge Prescribers to Fight Opioid EpidemicSurgeon General to Urge Prescribers to Fight Opioid Epidemic
This spring, doctors, dentists, and nurses will receive a letter from US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy urging them to help fight the country's opioid epidemic. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 11, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA: Metformin Safe for Some Patients With Renal ProblemsFDA: Metformin Safe for Some Patients With Renal Problems
Changing its course in response to mounting evidence, the agency said the diabetes drug can be used safely in patients with mild and, in some cases, moderate kidney impairment. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Pharmacists Have Key Role in Combatting Opioid AbusePharmacists Have Key Role in Combatting Opioid Abuse
Prescription opioid addiction is fast becoming a national epidemic. With their unique position at the frontline of healthcare, pharmacists have a pivotal role to play in alleviating this crisis. Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 7, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Article Source Type: news

Oral Health and Nutraceuticals: Can Green Tea Treat Herpes?Oral Health and Nutraceuticals: Can Green Tea Treat Herpes?
A topical green tea product is compared with placebo in patients with recurrent herpes labialis. Medscape Dental & Oral Health (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 4, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Dental & Oral Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

Metformin: New PerspectivesMetformin: New Perspectives
An experienced diabetologist reflects on what we know and still don't know about this common drug used to manage type 2 diabetes. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 4, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

The Opioid Crisis: Anatomy of a Doctor-Driven EpidemicThe Opioid Crisis: Anatomy of a Doctor-Driven Epidemic
An crisis in which a specialty society, a federal agency, a healthcare watchdog organization, drug makers, demanding patients, and well-meaning doctors in many specialties all played prominent roles. Medscape Orthopedics (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 1, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Orthopaedics Article Source Type: news

A Focus on Hepatitis C: Novel Therapeutic RegimensA Focus on Hepatitis C: Novel Therapeutic Regimens
In the second part of this three-part series, Dr William Balistreri continues his discussion of hepatitis C with a review of new antiviral agents and novel therapeutic strategies. Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Meldonium -- The Drug That Brought Down SharapovaMeldonium -- The Drug That Brought Down Sharapova
What is this banned drug, meldonium, that tennis star Maria Sharapova admitted to using? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 21, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Cost Keeps HCV Care Out of ReachCost Keeps HCV Care Out of Reach
The high cost of HCV drugs means that a cure is still out of reach for many infected persons, with huge implications for public health. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Is Empagliflozin a Diabetes 'Game Changer'?Is Empagliflozin a Diabetes 'Game Changer'?
After trial results showing decreased risk for CV mortality and all-cause mortality, a new diabetes treatment has received much fanfare; will it be a true 'game changer'? Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 3, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Anticoagulation With Edoxaban: When to Worry Anticoagulation With Edoxaban: When to Worry
What factors affect a patient's bleeding risk with edoxaban? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 2, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Generic vs Brand-Name Epilepsy DrugsGeneric vs Brand-Name Epilepsy Drugs
Dr Ting talks with Dr Wilner about the results of her study on the bioequivalence of generic and brand-name drugs for epilepsy. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 1, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Counseling for Emergency ContraceptionCounseling for Emergency Contraception
While personal information is not required to purchase emergency contraception, what counseling should be offered about its proper use? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 25, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Prolonged Empirical Antibiotic Therapy in the ICUProlonged Empirical Antibiotic Therapy in the ICU
A study provides a snapshot assessment of the use of prolonged empirical antibiotic therapy in the ICU. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 23, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

The Flu Vaccine and Statins: A Conundrum?The Flu Vaccine and Statins: A Conundrum?
Are statins protective against the flu, or do they reduce the efficacy of the flu vaccine? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 18, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Should You Still Administer the HPV-4 Vaccine?Should You Still Administer the HPV-4 Vaccine?
Dr Paul Offit provides advice on using up existing stock of HPV-4 vaccine now that a 'better' HPV-9 vaccine is available. Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 16, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

New Tenofovir Regimen ECF/TAF -- Advantages and Similarities New Tenofovir Regimen ECF/TAF -- Advantages and Similarities
Dr Paul Sax explains how this next-generation tenofovir can simplify therapy while potentially avoiding the negative outcomes of renal toxicity and reduced bone density. Medscape HIV/AIDS (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 9, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: HIV/AIDS Commentary Source Type: news

Ceftolozane/Tazobactam for Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections Ceftolozane/Tazobactam for Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections
The days of quick antibiotic prescribing are over, and experts say a team approach is ideal for optimal use of new antimicrobial agents, such as ceftolozane/tazobactam. Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 9, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

Magnesium and PrediabetesMagnesium and Prediabetes
Is supplemental magnesium beneficial for patients with prediabetes? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 9, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Ask the Expert Source Type: news

NAFLD and GUT: An Intriguing AssociationNAFLD and GUT: An Intriguing Association
This case illustrates how metabolic factors and intestinal permeability can be the keys to reversing fatty liver disease. Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 13, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics Clinical Case Source Type: news

Naltrexone for Crohn DiseaseNaltrexone for Crohn Disease
Is the use of low-dose naltrexone effective in the treatment of Crohn disease? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 12, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Metformin Doesn't Improve HbA1c in Kids with Type 1 DiabetesMetformin Doesn't Improve HbA1c in Kids with Type 1 Diabetes
Adding metformin to insulin did not improve glycemic control in obese and overweight adolescents with type 1 diabetes but did lead to a reduction in insulin dose and some weight loss. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 5, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Iodinated Contrast: Cases of Underactive Thyroid in InfantsIodinated Contrast: Cases of Underactive Thyroid in Infants
Rare cases of underactive thyroid have been reported in infants after use of iodine-containing contrast media, according to the FDA. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 18, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Radiology News Alert Source Type: news

Fight the Resistance: A Call to Action for HospitalistsFight the Resistance: A Call to Action for Hospitalists
Patients will increasingly fail to respond to antibiotics if we don't take measures right now to fight antibiotic resistance. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 2, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Dietary Supplements for Male Sexual EnhancementDietary Supplements for Male Sexual Enhancement
"Herbal Viagra" has been in the news recently. Are these products safe and/or effective? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 26, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Kratom: Therapy or Threat?Kratom: Therapy or Threat?
What is kratom, and is it a helpful remedy or a harmful drug? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 23, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Combination Inhalers for COPD: What Are the Benefits?Combination Inhalers for COPD: What Are the Benefits?
Finally, long-acting bronchodilator combinations are available for COPD management. Nicholas Gross reviews the efficacy and benefits of these therapies as determined in two recent trials. Medscape Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 22, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) 2015 Global ConferenceAmerican College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) 2015 Global Conference
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ACCP 2015. Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 14, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Can Synbiotics Keep Children Healthy?Can Synbiotics Keep Children Healthy?
This synbiotic study wasn't an unqualified success, but Dr William Basco thinks it's too soon to dismiss the potential health benefits of these products in children. Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 3, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Managing Pain in Patients With CVD Managing Pain in Patients With CVD
Are NSAIDs ever an option for pain management in patients with cardiovascular disease? Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 26, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Case Challenge Source Type: news

Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Worth the Hype? Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Worth the Hype?
A look at the evidence for essential oils and aromatherapy. Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 15, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

tPA and TNK Mix-ups: Clearing Up the ConfusiontPA and TNK Mix-ups: Clearing Up the Confusion
Patient deaths have been reported when healthcare providers confused tPA and TNK. Follow these suggestions to prevent any further mishaps. FDA on Medscape (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 12, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Will OTC Contraceptives Change Patient-Provider Relationships?Will OTC Contraceptives Change Patient-Provider Relationships?
Oral contraceptives without a prescription may increase access to birth control; they might also remove a woman's incentive to make an appointment. Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 11, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Article Source Type: news

Hepatitis C: The Pill, $1000; The Cure, PricelessHepatitis C: The Pill, $1000; The Cure, Priceless
What are the treatment opportunities and challenges faced by children with hepatitis C? Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 10, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Gastroenterology Expert Column Source Type: news

Hyperkalemia: The Riskiest DrugsHyperkalemia: The Riskiest Drugs
What is causing this older man's sudden-onset weakness and nausea? Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 4, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Case Challenge Source Type: news

The Importance of the Medication History in Oral HealthcareThe Importance of the Medication History in Oral Healthcare
Many people, especially older adults, are taking numerous prescription and OTC drugs, which the oral health provider needs to know about. Medscape Dental & Oral Health (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 3, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Dental & Oral Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

Anticoagulation With Dabigatran: When to WorryAnticoagulation With Dabigatran: When to Worry
How do renal impairment, advanced age, low body weight, and drug interactions affect dabigatran? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 3, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Give the MenB VaccineGive the MenB Vaccine
For this low-burden, high-impact, disease, Dr Paul Offit says, 'Give the MenB vaccine.' Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 27, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

OTC Analgesia: It Matters Now More Than EverOTC Analgesia: It Matters Now More Than Ever
Over-the-counter analgesics are incredibly popular but can also promote significant harm when used improperly. Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 26, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

HCV Treatment: What Can I Do Now? What's Coming Next?HCV Treatment: What Can I Do Now? What's Coming Next?
As direct-acting antivirals continue to show success in HCV, the possibility for treatment expands to an even greater number of patient groups. Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 24, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Gastroenterology Expert Column Source Type: news

What You Need to Know About 'Female Viagra' What You Need to Know About 'Female Viagra'
Dr Andrew Kaunitz summarizes the issues you need to be aware of before prescribing flibanserin (Addyi). Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 21, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Drug Interaction in the Elderly: Beware the AntibioticsDrug Interaction in the Elderly: Beware the Antibiotics
Antibiotics can interact with numerous other agents. Which one is the culprit in this patient? Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 4, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Case Challenge Source Type: news

Aerosolized Colistin for Ventilator-Associated PneumoniaAerosolized Colistin for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
What is the optimal dosing regimen for nebulized colistin in patients with multidrug-resistant ventilator-associated pneumonia? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 31, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Vaccine Exemptions: Time to Tighten the RulesVaccine Exemptions: Time to Tighten the Rules
The AMA has added its voice to the chorus calling for the elimination of personal exemptions to vaccination. Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 24, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

What Is the Role of Ceftolozane/ Tazobactam?What Is the Role of Ceftolozane/ Tazobactam?
Is this new antibiotic a good option for treating resistant gram-negative organisms? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 21, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news