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Pimavanserin – Reexamined After Reports of Death

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...

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Antibiotics Overused For Sinusitis

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...

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What do the blood pressure numbers mean?

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...

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Hypertension Update 2018

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...

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Smoking Cessation For the Busy Clinician

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...

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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.