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.
Taking a BZD in combination with an opioid increases the risk of a drug overdose 10 times and increases the risk of overdose in a dose-dependent fashion.
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.
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.
Having trouble sleeping? Contrary to long-standing rumor, counting sheep never did work well, and since the ’50s, late-night television turned down low has often been the go-to for helping battle a common problem — sleep disorders.
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.