Home Tags Prescription Drugs

Tag: Prescription Drugs

Use of a four-component polypill can effectively reduce the risk for major cardiovascular events

Low-Cost, Fixed-Dose Polypill Reduces Risk for Major CV Events

Drop in risk for major cardiovascular events even greater for those with high adherence to polypill
Participants in a weight loss intervention can lose weight regardless of psychiatric medication use

Weight Loss Feasible Regardless of Psychiatric Meds Use

Weight loss amount similar for women taking and not taking psychiatric medications
Increasing blood pressure medications at hospital discharge for elderly patients hospitalized with noncardiac conditions does not improve long-term outcomes and is tied to short-term harms

Intensifying BP Meds at Hospital Discharge May Harm Elderly

Risk for readmissions and adverse effects higher, no long-term benefit for BP control or cardiac risk
Using buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder may increase adherence to treatments for other chronic conditions

Taking Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder May Up Other Med Compliance

Findings seen among those taking buprenorphine and any of five other drug classes
Women with diagnosed diabetes are more likely than men to not take their medications as prescribed

Women With Diabetes More Likely Than Men to Not Take Meds as Prescribed

Younger adults more likely to not take meds as prescribed and to ask for lower-cost medication
An infusion of serelaxin does not result in a lower incidence of death from cardiovascular causes or worsening of heart failure among patients hospitalized for acute heart failure

Serelaxin Does Not Lower CV Death in Acute Heart Failure

No drop in incidence of death at 180 days or worsening of heart failure seen for hospitalized patients
An Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of ≥2 is linked to lower treatment satisfaction in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma

Patient Preferences Explored in Multiple Myeloma Treatment

All-oral regimen linked to higher satisfaction with treatment convenience in relapsed, refractory MM
Among patients with hepatitis C virus infection and complete response to hepatocellular carcinoma treatment

DAAs Cut Deaths in Those Treated for HCV-Related Liver Cancer

Findings seen for patients receiving direct-acting antivirals with complete response to liver cancer treatment
Intensive glucose-lowering therapy is prevalent among U.S. adults with diabetes and results in hospitalizations and emergency department visits for hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia Up With Intensive Glucose-Lowering Therapy

Intensive therapy resulted in estimated 9,578 hospitalizations, ED visits for hypoglycemia over two years
Long-term nursing home residents with hypertension do not experience significant benefits from more intensive antihypertensive treatment

Intensive BP Therapy Not Beneficial in Nursing Home Residents

Findings seen among long-term nursing home residents with, without cognitive impairment