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2014-01-08 11:41:42

Extended treatment with the smoking cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) significantly improved the ability of individuals with serious mental illness to maintain abstinence from tobacco after a standard 12-week course of treatment. In this Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) study – the first randomized, controlled trial of maintenance pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation in such patients – participants who quit smoking and then received varenicline along with cognitive behavioral...

2013-12-20 13:32:03

The 2009 costs of antibiotics covered by private insurance companies in the U.S. for children younger than 10 years old were estimated to be more than five times higher than the costs in the United Kingdom (U.K.), which are covered by a government universal health plan. These results, from Boston University's Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program, are a follow up of an ongoing comparison of prescription drug costs between the U.S. and U.K. The initial results reported on relative...

2013-05-13 13:13:39

As hospitals look for ways to improve patient satisfaction and boost their Medicare reimbursement, a Henry Ford Hospital study found that an inpatient pharmacist-directed anticoagulation service (PDAS) might be an unexpected opportunity. In a survey of 689 patients who received inpatient anticoagulant therapy, patient satisfaction increased significantly using the PDAS compared to patients' reviews of their care in a previous pharmacy model. Key findings: -Overall satisfaction with...

2013-05-03 23:00:11

A recent study by pediatricians from the Cohen Children´s Medical Center of New York examined to what extent pediatric physicians adhere to American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clinical guidelines regarding pharmacotherapy in treating young patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The results showed that more than 90 percent of medical specialists who diagnose and manage ADHD in preschoolers do not follow treatment guidelines recently published by the AAP. New Hyde...

2012-01-06 09:59:50

In the United States, the cost paid for statins (drugs to lower cholesterol) in people under the age of 65 who have private insurance is approximately 400 percent higher than comparable costs paid by the government in the United Kingdom (U.K.). These findings, from the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program, are the first results of a comprehensive comparison of prescription drug costs between the U.S. and U.K. The study appears on-line in...

2011-08-02 21:00:19

Patients with military-related, chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and symptoms that were not improved with use of an antidepressant medication did not experience a reduction in PTSD symptoms with use of the antipsychotic medication risperidone, according to a study in the August 3 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights. Posttraumatic stress disorder is among the most common and disabling psychiatric disorders among military personnel serving in combat....

2011-06-13 00:00:28

The one-stop pharmacology reference for health science students is now available in a third edition written expressly for the Australasian region. Sydney, New South Wales (PRWEB) June 13, 2011 Elsevier Australia has released a fully-updated local edition of popular pharmacology textbook, Pharmacology for Health Professionals. Expertly authored by Bronwen Bryant and Kathleen Knights, this third edition builds on the success of its predecessors, and reinforces the title's renown as the...

2011-04-04 07:30:00

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmacotherapy research is set to become vastly more accessible for all those who seek it. Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions, parent of the Adis family of medical journals and a leading provider of scientific information and analytics to professionals in the pharmaceutical and biotech fields, today announced it has added a new open access (OA) publishing option for authors submitting original research articles to the Adis line of...

2011-02-23 17:08:40

Americans and Canadians are getting vastly different search results when they look up prescription drug information online, says a study by researchers at the University of British Columbia. Residents of the United States searching on Google for both brand and generic drug names get directed to the government-run National Library of Medicine. However, Canadians performing the same searches end up getting Wikipedia for generic drug searches, and drug company sites for brand searches, according...


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