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Statin Adherence Affects Likelihood of Death

A link between the risk of dying and how often patients take their statins was identified by a large observational study. The researchers looked at how poor statin adherence affects mortality in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD)....

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Is cannabidiol (CBD) legal?

Q: Is cannabidiol (CBD) legal? A: This is a confusing topic – whether or not CBD is legal to use isn’t always clear. Marijuana is still considered an illegal drug by the federal government, and that includes anything that is made or “extracted”...

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Cannabidiol (CBD)

The popularity of medical marijuana (also known as medical cannabis) continues to grow in the US. In 2018, over 3.5 million patients were registered to use medical cannabis; an increase from 2.6 million in March, 2016. As of January 2019, 33 states and...

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More Evidence of a Link Between Statins and Diabetes

A connection between statins and the development of diabetes has been suspected following observational and long-term clinical studies. A recent study from The Netherlands provides more definitive information. Researchers followed 9535 individuals over 45...

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What can I do to improve my dry eye condition?

   Q: What can I do to improve my dry eye condition?   A: To reduce the symptoms of dry eye disease, the American Optometric Association recommends that people do the following:• blink often when reading or viewing a computer• increase room humidity at...

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2018 New Drugs

In 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 59 new drugs – the highest number in more than 10 years – including 19 first-in-class agents. Of the 59 new approvals, 73% received priority review. This issue of The Rx Consultant focuses on the...

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Managing Penicillin Allergy

Penicillin “allergy” is reported in 10% of the US population; however, 95% of these patients do not have a clinically significant allergy and actually tolerate this drug class. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the Infectious Diseases...

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Dry Eye Disease

Celia P. MacDonnell, BS Pharmacy, PharmD | 1.5 Hours CE Dry eye disease (DED) is a chronic, progressive, inflammatory disease of the ocular surface and lacrimal glands. The American Academy of Ophthalmology describes DED as inadequate moisture in the eyes...

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About The Rx Consultant

 

The Rx Consultant is a subscription-based service that delivers practical updates, continuing education & reviews covering all the top-selling drugs and common health conditions. All our publications focus on the facts busy front-line pharmacists, nurse practitioners and pharmacy technicians need to stay current.

Each issue contains a drug therapy update with CE, patient Q&A, healthcare news, charts & tables and quick facts cards. The Continuing Education Network is an ACPE approved provider - credit for pharmacists is automatically reported to CPE Monitor. Our CE meets ANCC & AANP criteria, allowing nurse practitioners to fulfill their pharmacology CE needs.

The Rx Consultant has subscribers throughout the United States, Canada & The UK.