From efficacy to safety, uncertainty to interchangeability, we explore eight issues regarding the awareness of biosimilar medications.
With the recent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a fourth biosimilar medication, these compounds remain a hot topic in many areas of medicine, including nephrology, oncology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, and rheumatology, as attested by the several biosimilar trials presented at the recent American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting.
In pharmacy school, you’ll learn about many, many different drugs, drug interactions, dosages, and loads of science. However, there are some (practical) things most pharmacy schools simply don’t cover.
Here are 10 things I didn’t learn in pharmacy school that would’ve better prepared me for my job as a pharmacist:
On November 13, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released the final recommendations and evidence summary for the use of statins for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in adults.
The recommendations are available online at www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org
Main points of the recommendations are as follows:
In a series of editorials, experts weighed in about the new recommendations. Their responses reveal the contentious debate about statins for CVD prevention and emphasize persisting gaps in the evidence base.
Research has already shown this test does not help beyond normal care. The NHS must stop wasting money on inadequately tested but popular political policies
Sore throat sufferers will visit their pharmacist instead of their GP for an on-the-spot test to see if they need antibiotics under a new NHS initiative.
Behind the Counter launches a News section, with focus on both clinical and practice news in the world of Pharmacy! Updated every few days =)
Use of prescription opioids in Canada has risen steadily over the past 20 years, with skyrocketing misuse, disorders and deaths, say experts who call for enforceable guidelines and a national strategy to address overprescribing.
Pharmacist Adam Grainger’s first arrest has so far been his most exciting moment as a special constable.
Today's Canadian cannabis industry is extremely confused. The Trudeau Government is in the midst of constructing regulations to be rolled out next year for recreational -- or, more accurately, adult non-medicinal purpose -- cannabis.
"We have applied to be a licensed producer strictly for the purposes of distributing medical marijuana," Shoppers Drug Mart spokeswoman Tammy Smitham told CBC News in an email Tuesday.
On a year-to-year basis, viral infections such as Middle East respiratory syndrome, severe acute respiratory syndrome, pandemic H1N1 "swine flu," and H7N9 "avian influenza" garner considerable attention from the general public and infection control specialists.
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