As we mark American Cancer Awareness Month, RxLive examines some of the latest ways to help individuals avoid being impacted by this second-leading killer.
As I discussed in part 1 of this two-part blog, the annual February observance of American Heart Month is a perfect time for providers, patients and payers alike to be reminded of things that can improve our chances of avoiding the country’s leading killer — cardiovascular disease or CVD.
Heart Month is a particularly appropriate time to celebrate the victories we’ve made against this leading killer, and rededicate ourselves to put information into the hands of patients (and, heck, remind ourselves) to improve our heart health by living better. Some helpful resources follow.
It’s finally about to happen: The coverage gap or “donut hole” hated and often feared by many Medicare recipients is finally breathing its last as of Jan. 1. So, what does this mean for you?
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?
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.