Pimavanserin (Nuplazid™), the first atypical antipsychotic for Parkinson’s disease (PD) - related psychosis (eg, hallucinations and delusions), received FDA priority review and approval in 2016. Like other atypical antipsychotics, it carries a black box warning about...read more
This issue will bring you up to date on the impact of nonadherence on chronic conditions and strategies for increasing compliance. Key Takeaways: • Medication nonadherence contributes to poor clinical outcomes (including higher hospitalization and death rates) and...read more
According to the CDC, 9 out of 10 acute sinusitis cases are caused by a virus, and antibiotics are not useful. When acute bacterial sinusitis is diagnosed, a 5 to 7-day course of antibiotics is recommended for most patients by the Infectious Diseases Society of...read more
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From The Rx Patient Connection Q: What do the blood pressure numbers mean? A: Blood pressure has 2 measurements. The first number is the “systolic” pressure, which occurs as the heart pumps blood into the arteries throughout your body. The second measurement is...read more
This issue will bring you up to date on the recent guidelines for the management of hypertension in adults. Key Takeaways: • Two guidelines, two definitions of hypertension: The 2017 ACC/AHA guideline defines stage 1 hypertension as a BP of 130/80 mmHg or...read more
Recently, tramadol (Ultram®, Conzip®, others), an opioid used for moderate to severe pain, was added to the CredibleMeds “Possible Risk of Torsades de Pointes (TdP)” category. The precaution stems from recent evidence that tramadol is associated with QT prolongation...read more
The Bottom Line >> Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of premature death in the US. Because many patients desire to quit smoking, clinicians can play an important role in the process. >> Effective medications are available, including nicotine...read more
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