August 15, 2019 | By Kristen Engelen, PharmD Delivering comprehensive primary care as a CPC+ organization creates value. But it also takes a lot of work. RxLive and our national network of expert clinical pharmacists can help. We’re already working with some of your...
More than 5 million people in the U.S. have atrial fibrillation, leading to an increased risk of stroke and related heart problems. Here’s a cost/benefit analysis of some of the leading medication options for treating this prevalent condition and the role of PGx.
Removing unnecessary and even potentially dangerous meds from your pile of pills can be one of the most effective aspects of medication management.
Most of the time, we think of physicians prescribing a different or additional medication when we have a new medical problem. But what about taking some away from your already overcrowded medicine chest?
By their very nature, specialties are designed so physicians can focus their knowledge base and skill set on certain areas of the extremely broad and deep field of medicine. But the specialty of neurology itself is becoming increasingly complex, with disease states that vary widely and are treated quite differently, including the patient’s medication regime.
We know that the U.S. has a growing shortage of physicians that’s reaching crisis proportions. The shortage is estimated at between 42,600 and 121,300 physicians by 2030, especially in primary care, the specialty that drives patient-centered care in most models. The advantages of team-based care become even more compelling when viewed in this light.
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.