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Higher Drug Prices in 2021

Higher Drug Prices in 2021

Although increases in drug prices have slowed over the last several years, the upward trend has continued and 2021 is no different. What is new, however, is the number of medications that are increasing in price – this year we are seeing the largest number ever. In...

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What Steps Can I Take To Improve Bone Health?

What Steps Can I Take To Improve Bone Health?

Things you can do to prevent osteoporosis, or prevent it from getting worse include: • Consume a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, and take supplements if needed to meet the daily recommended intake. Women age 50 or younger and men age 70 or younger should consume...

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Medical Cannabis: A Focus on Use in Chronic Pain

Medical Cannabis: A Focus on Use in Chronic Pain

Interest in the use of Cannabis and cannabinoids to treat chronic pain is growing. The desire to reduce opioid use is leading patients with chronic pain to seek other treatment options, including medical Cannabis.   The endocannabinoid system modulates pain through...

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HIV: Emerging Trends in Prevention & Treatment

HIV: Emerging Trends in Prevention & Treatment

Currently, 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the US. As the result of innovations in medical management (eg, well tolerated antiretroviral agents [ARVs]), these people have a similar life expectancy as the general population. A large-scale cure for HIV is not...

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How Do I Know If My Child Has ADHD or If I Have Adult ADHD?

How Do I Know If My Child Has ADHD or If I Have Adult ADHD?

Research has shown ADHD brains process and respond to information in the environment differently than non-ADHD brains, but there is no lab test or brain scan that shows you clearly have the condition. If a child or teen has trouble in school due to inattention,...

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Storing Insulin Unrefrigerated

Storing Insulin Unrefrigerated

Manufacturers recommend storing in-use insulin vials and pens at room temperatures of 25°-30°C (77°-86°F). However, temperatures in some living situations may be higher than that range (eg, tropical environments, or those with unreliable air conditioning). The...

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CNS Polypharmacy Among Older Adults with Dementia

CNS Polypharmacy Among Older Adults with Dementia

The incidence of dementia in the US is estimated to reach 50 million by 2050. Individuals with dementia who are prescribed psychotropic medications are at increased risk for adverse effects including falls, further impaired cognition, cardiac rhythm abnormalities,...

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New ADHD Medication

New ADHD Medication

The FDA has approved Azstarys™, a once-daily (morning administration), dual action capsule for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in patients 6 years of age and older. The capsule contains 70% serdexmethylphenidate (sd-MPH) and 30%...

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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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