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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is common – accounting for about 12% of all primary care physician visits. Women are more likely to have IBS than men. IBS constipation predominant (IBS-C), and IBS diarrhea predominant (IBS-D) are the main IBS subtypes. It is essential...

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Statins May Lower the Risk of Death from COVID-19

Statins May Lower the Risk of Death from COVID-19

COVID infection is associated with widespread inflammation. Statins (eg, lovastatin, simvastatin, atorvastatin) have well established activity as anti-inflammatory agents and immunomodulators which protect against cardiovascular disease. Because of these mechanisms,...

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Antibiotic Use Linked With Colon Cancer

Antibiotic Use Linked With Colon Cancer

Over the past 20 years, colorectal cancer has more than doubled among adults younger than 50 years old. While obesity and poor diet are likely factors, a connection to oral antibiotic use is gaining support. It is thought that changing the balance of beneficial and...

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Delta Variant Raising Widespread Concern

Delta Variant Raising Widespread Concern

Delta is the name for the SARSCoV- 2 variant that originated in India. Toward the end of June, Delta was responsible for more than 20% of COVID-19 cases in the US. By early August, Delta was the cause of more than 93% of cases, according to CDC estimates. The speed at...

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How Is Chronic Pain Treated?

How Is Chronic Pain Treated?

When pain becomes chronic, it is not always possible to make it go away completely. Instead, your healthcare provider will work with you to decide how low your pain needs to go in order for you to do the things that are important to you, such as your daily activities,...

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Cholesterol Management

Cholesterol Management

A heart healthy lifestyle should be encouraged across the lifespan for all patients. Before starting or changing therapy, a discussion with patients should include risk reduction benefit, side effects, drug interactions, and patient preferences. The LDL cholesterol...

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Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

Direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are usually preferred over warfarin for prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) because they are more effective in these patients. The overall risk of bleeding is similar with DOACs and warfarin,...

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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.

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