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For patients with certain neurological conditions

Out-of-Pocket Costs Impact Neurologic Medication Adherence

Increased OOP costs tied to lower adherence in those with dementia, on gabapentinoids for neuropathy
In real-world practice

More Side Effects Seen With Guideline-Recommended Chlorthalidone

No cardiovascular benefits found with chlorthalidone versus hydrochlorothiazide for hypertension treatment
Prescription medications

Prescription Medications Can Be Found on Craigslist

Advertisements found for insulin and albuterol, with analog insulin the most commonly advertised product
Four drugs have similar Psoriasis Area and Severity Index response rates for both short- and long-term treatment of plaque psoriasis

Several Drugs Have Similar Efficacy for Plaque Psoriasis

Findings based on meta-analysis of data for short- and long-term efficacy from 60 clinical trials
Progesterone may be beneficial for women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage

Progesterone May Prevent Miscarriage in Certain Women

Benefit, cost-effectiveness examined for women with previous miscarriage, early pregnancy bleeding
Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors protect against cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes

Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors Protect the Heart

Findings show benefit for cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes regardless of kidney function
Low-cost marketing to physicians may be driving up stimulant prescribing rates

Low-Cost Marketing of Stimulants to Physicians May Increase Rx Rates

Authors say that given misuse starts in adolescence, marketing to these providers should be examined
More than half of prescription medication exposures among children involve access to medications that have previously been removed from their original packaging

Rx Meds That Children Access Often Removed From Packaging

Grandparents' medications involved in 30.7 percent of prescription medication exposures in children 5 and younger
Use of low-dose methotrexate is associated with increased risks for adverse events

Risk for Adverse Events Up With Low-Dose Methotrexate

Risks increased for skin cancer and GI, pulmonary, infectious, hematologic adverse events
A clinical trial of the weight-loss drug Belviq (lorcaserin) shows an association with an increased risk for cancer

FDA Requests Market Withdrawal of Belviq Due to Cancer Risk

However, agency is not recommending special screening for patients who have taken the weight-loss drug