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New ACC/AHA guidelines on prescribing aspirin…or not

New ACC/AHA guidelines on prescribing aspirin…or not

The 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease updates evaluations and recommendations based on the class of risk (COR) and level of evidence (LOE) for the prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Here's the low-down on low-dose aspirin.
Marijuana: Managing ‘Mary Jane’ as medicine

Marijuana: Managing ‘Mary Jane’ as medicine

Whether it’s weed, edibles, salves or oils, legally available marijuana-based products used as medication continues to be — pun intended — on the rise. With an aging population with multiple and often chronic conditions, it’s no huge surprise. Thus, the importance of taking its growing availability seriously shouldn’t be overlooked when considering all aspects of a patient’s medication regimen and its ongoing management.
ARB recall: What to do is more than ARBitrary

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?

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.