Tag: "prescriptions" at medical news
US suicide rates fell as fluoxetine prescriptions increased
...ion License. US suicide rates fell as fluoxetine prescriptions
increased Suicide rates in the US fluctuated fr...00 in 2000. The researchers also analyzed data on prescriptions
of fluoxetine, which was introduced in 1988. There was an increase in the number of fluoxetine pres...
New osteoporosis medication not cost-effective compared with older, cheaper drug
...ng to drug-industry analysts, an estimated 600,000 prescriptions
were written for teriparatide in 2005, generating more than $350 million in revenue, and sales are projected to reach $750 million by 2008. Liu's research team sought to find out whether teriparatide was worth its hefty price tag when compared with a...
Reduced antibiotic prescribing is associated with increased hospital admissions
...ng the judicious and appropriate use of antibiotic prescriptions
and not a blanket limit on the use of antibiotics. "The increase in hospital admissions for respiratory illness in the US is consistent with similar findings in Britain," he said. Professor Mainous said further research on ecological and individual ...
Beta-agonist inhalers more than double death rate in COPD patients, analysis shows
...compared with a placebo. Yet only 5 percent of all prescriptions
for COPD are anticholinergics, with beta-agonists dominating what doctors prescribe, the researchers report. The study, now online, will be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. COPD is a progressive lung disease...
Women still get lower-quality heart attack care than men, despite hospital improvement efforts
...rt began were more likely to receive pre-discharge prescriptions
for all four classes of recommended heart medications than were women. The quality effort significantly improved the use of only two of the drugs beta blockers and aspirin -- in women. The new analysis showing differences in the delivery of care ...
UGA researchers find high rates of off-label prescriptions
...said that in many cases physicians write off-label prescriptions
based on limited or anecdotal evidence. "Most of...with age, the number of people receiving off-label prescriptions
will likely increase in the coming years. Chen and Fincham note that the off-label use of central ...
Puerto Rican and African-American children show different patterns of asthma care
...dren classified as having persistent asthma filled prescriptions
for preventive medications, such as inhaled steroids, but Puerto Rican families were more likely than African American families to fill them. "We want patients to preemptively treat symptoms as they start up, so they don't have severe exacerbation...
Carnegie Mellon, Ohio State get grant to study link between antidepressants and suicidality in teens
...t of an outright ban. This has led to a decline in prescriptions
of antidepressants for children and adolescents. But the results of a study published in April by scientists from Carnegie Mellon and Ohio State suggest that the FDA may have overstated the actual risk to most teens and children on antidepressants....
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and congenital anomalies
...iley.com/journal/bdrb ). Many pregnant women get prescriptions
for NSAIDs during their first trimester, and even ...heir study. They determined which women had filled prescriptions
for NSAIDs during their first trimester and which had babies diagnosed with a congenital abnormality...
Effect of direct-to-consumer drug ads unexpected
...d risk of heart attack and stroke. "We studied how prescriptions
to patients with osteoarthritis for these two drug...who were prescribed Vioxx. Researchers counted all prescriptions
whether new or a renewal. They compared the patient numbers and Celebrex or Vioxx prescriptions
'Wait-and-see' approach for treating ear infections substantially reduces use of antibiotics
...OM accounts for an estimated 15 million antibiotic prescriptions
written per year in the United States, according t...ne treatment of AOM with antibiotics. Wait-and-see prescriptions
remain controversial as most pediatricians in the United States have been trained to routinely presc...
People often forgo using lifesaving beta blockers despite health insurance
...." The researchers used the collective data about prescriptions
from 17,035 patients. For patients who had survived one year after their heart attack, the researchers used prescription claims to estimate patients' regular usage of beta blockers for one, three, six, nine and 12 month intervals following hospital d...
Patients can report statins' adverse effects on new web site
...ling drugs in the country in 2004, with 75 million prescriptions
for Lipitor alone. Although pharmaceutical companies report that side effects of statin drugs are rare, there are some patients who experience serious consequences of taking these drugs. "We received many calls from patients in the community experi...
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs use associated with higher gastrointestinal complications
...re consumed worldwide and approximately 60 million prescriptions
are written for NSAIDs each year in the U.S., predominantly for older patients. These drugs are effective in acute and chronic treatment of painful and inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions, among others. However, NSAID use is associated with sever...
Prescribe exercise for older adults for better health
...ians to follow in creating individualized exercise prescriptions
for their patients. The authors explain, "There are four ways to improve physical fitness: aerobic exercise, resistance training, flexibility, and lifestyle modification." All programs should include combinations of these types of activities, and ...
Hair-growth drug artificially lowers PSA levels in prostate cancer screening, study finds
...y-care doctors, dermatologists anybody who writes prescriptions
for male-pattern hair loss." Researchers have known for years that the same testosterone metabolism responsible for prostate growth also causes male-pattern baldness (called androgenic alopecia), Dr. Roehrborn said. Both BPH and male-pattern hair los...
Statin users risk heart attacks by dropping treatment or taking low doses
...e Academic Hospital in Amsterdam, analysed 548,084 prescriptions
of statin treatment issued over the first two years of treatment in 59,094 new users in the period January 1991-December 2004, and followed the patients until their first hospital admission for heart attack, death, or the end of the study in Dece...
1 in 5 early-stage breast cancer patients may not follow hormonal therapy plan
...cent (1,275) of the women were still filling their prescriptions
a year after anastrozole was first prescribed, but not everyone was doing so on a regular basis. The researchers also looked at the prescription filling habits of the 1,111 women who had been enrolled in the health plan for 12 consecutive months. The...
Survey reveals need for standardized oral chemotherapy prescribing practices, safeguards
...rvey revealed significant variations in the manner prescriptions
were generated at most centers and in the amount o... An analysis of the information required to order prescriptions
for six oral chemotherapies found that few centers mandated the inclusion of the patient's diagnosis...
Health providers could save billions without compromising health care says drug study
...All patients were informed of the plans before new prescriptions
were issued, either by letter or at regular check-ups. 122 were being prescribed the cholesterol lowering drug atorvastatin at the time of the switch. 43 were excluded by the practice pharmacist or doctors. 70 (57 per cent) were switched to simvas...
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