August 5, 2015
- New Oral Anticoagulants Fuel Increase in Patients Seeking AF Treatment
While effective, warfarin places a lot of burden on users, including frequent monitoring and concerns about food and drug interactions. Find out why a new study suggests that the introduction of new, easier-to-manage drugs is pushing more patients to seek treatment for their atrial fibrillation.
Early Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy Has Wide Benefit for HIV Patients
When it comes to initiating antiretroviral therapy for HIV patients, earlier is better. That’s according to a new study that found treating patients before their CD4+ cell counts dropped too much reduced the incidence of both AIDS-related and non–AIDS-related conditions. Here are the details.
- Court: WA Pharmacists Must Dispense Pills Despite Moral Objections
A pharmacy issue is in the middle of the legal debate about whether religious believers can refuse service to customers in certain circumstances. Find out where a federal appeals court ruling mandating that Washington State pharmacists dispense emergency contraception fits into the continuum of court decisions.
AI, Bisphosphonate Combo Effective in Postmenopause Breast Cancer
Research on two readily available drug classes, used separately or in combination, could significantly change how postmenopausal breast cancer is treated. Find out what two studies found about the effectiveness of aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates in reducing risk and recurrence.