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ARB recall: What to do is more than ARBitrary

With continued expansion of the recalls for various angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), many patients, pharmacists and prescribers are left seeking guidance. Various products containing irbesartan, losartan and valsartan — all ARBs — have been affected by the recall. We’re here to help.

What beers are left out of commercials?

We’ve all seen countless commercials for beers. It seems as if every brand has them, right? Wrong! The Beers Criteria were updated in 2019 with little fanfare. Here’s what you need to know.

To aspirin or not to aspirin…That is the question

Most of us who have potential cardiovascular issues are told by our physicians to take a low-dose aspirin every day as a precaution. But now, that long-established advice is being refuted by new clinical studies, as reported broadly in highly respected medical journals and in the news.

Finally getting it right — Transitions of care

Prescriber-to-pharmacist communication — One of the best improvements we’ve experienced is simply including on the face of discharge prescriptions a direct phone number to the hospital’s Emergency Department pharmacist or acute inpatient pharmacy.

Medical marijuana

Marijuana and meds: Time to talk. Private consultations could turn supposed ‘gateway’ drug into ‘new normal’ for improved health.