Prescribed Opioids Raise Pneumonia Risk

Opioid-related research developments of interest to pharmacists.

Malignant Hyperthermia: An Overview

Malignant hyperthermia must be treated rapidly to avoid fatality, and despite its rarity, healthcare facilities that use known triggering agents must be fully prepared to treat it.

Brain Changes Signal Nascent Alzheimer’s

Scientists from the University of Eastern Finland have identified alterations occurring in the human brain that signal the early stages of this common neurogenerative disease.

To Dose or Not to Dose?

Prescribing low-dose aspirin for preventing secondary cardiovascular disease is well established, but its safety and efficacy in primary prevention remains open to debate.

Benefits and Complications of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors

This drug class confers benefits in diabetic patients with heart failure, CV disease, and renal disease, but it is also associated with major adverse events.

Guiding Novel Neurologic Drug Approvals

The FDA’s review of drug and biological products in this medication class is critical, as a brain impairment impacts between 6.5% and 7.9% of adults in the United States.

Tylenol Cold & Flu Q&A

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