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.
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.